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Lotus a symbol of persistence, endurance, hope

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:01 am
At the start of the year, we eat auspicious foods to attract good luck. Friday ushers in the new year according to the lunar calendar, welcoming the year of the Earth Dog. Read More

‘Maui-Mex’ puts tropical spin on tradition

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:16 am
The newest Maui Tacos restaurant, which recently opened in the Waipahu Town Center, is becoming the go-to place for those on the west side craving Tex-Mex with a tropical flair. Read More

Roy’s celebrates 30th anniversary with food tour

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Thirty years later, I’m still writing my column and it just may be because of Roy Yamaguchi, who helped create a state full of foodies. Read More

Paisley Meadery opens N. King St. storefront

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
Oahu’s craft alcohol industry continues to develop at a steady pace, with breweries and distilleries both in operation islandwide. Now that Brian Paisley has set up shop on North King Street in Chinatown, we can add a meadery to the list as well. Read More

Scouts offer cookies and kudos

Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm
This week, the Girl Scouts share recipes using their cookies as a key ingredient. Read More

Veggie Dog barks about the new year

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:17 am
Veggie Dog is a scaled-down version of a Prosperity Salad, also called “yusheng” or “yee shang,” part of the new year’s tradition in Malaysia and Singapore. Read More

Duk Kee satisfies small-kid traditions

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:13 am
Duk Kee Chinese Restaurant in Kaimuki fills the void of flavors associated with fond memories of relatives who knew how to make authentic Chinese New Year dishes. Read More

Brown rice risotto has more healthful slant

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:18 am
A more healthful slant on risotto, featuring organic brown rice and chicken breast, is part of the lineup in “Cooking Hawaiian Style Two” by Lanai Tabura and Frank Abraham. Read More

Kauai sisters garner 9 awards in Texas

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:08 am
Kauai’s spice sister duo — creators of Salty Wahine and Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Products — have won another slew of awards for their sauces and seasonings. Read More

It’s ‘all about the crust’ in making savory pot pie

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:11 am
What’s the point of eating a savory pot pie if there isn’t crust in every bite? You may as well be eating a bowl of chowder — that’s the way baker Casey Burns sees it. Read More

Take a sturdy kale salad on the road

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:18 am
Kale salad is a perfect for a potluck. Its leaves are so hardy, you can make it hours ahead or even the day before and it will retain its texture. Read More

Beans, greens a tasty pairing of 2 staples

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:15 am
Beans and greens are a staple dish served in many cultures around the world. But the best way to cook beans and greens is a hotly debated topic. Read More

Korean cuisine reflects longtime U.S. influences

Spam, trout, fried chicken, moon pies and anything slathered in mayonnaise — those are some of the flavors of South Korea’s home cooking that might seem just a bit familiar to the U.S. athletes preparing to visit for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. But within those bites is a story of South Korea’s resilience, pride and adaptability. Read More

Tower to help launch Hawai‘i Food & Wine Fest

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm
For fans of the chewy and the gooey, one of the best holiday leftovers is mochi, the freshly pounded type that’s easy to get at New Year’s but scarce at other times of year. Read More

Caramels provide sweet indulgence for Valentine’s Day

Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 12:34 am
Making caramel is time-consuming and sticky, but not all that difficult. Typical recipes call for sugar, cream and butter, but one can go with a simplified version that leans on corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Read More

Four popular ‘hacks’ for wine drinkers

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm
These days, we’re all about hacks. Food hacks. Life hacks. Wine hacks. Here are some popular wine hacks — and much more practical suggestions for dealing with your issues. Read More

‘Gripper’ gives users leverage with tough jars

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm
Kuhn Rikon’s Gripper Jar Opener is “good for people with arthritis,” and is touted as providing “strain-free lid opening”and “great leverage” for threaded lids that are 1 inch to 3-1/2 inches in diameter. Read More

Just 3 ingredients comprise ‘Juicy’ chicken

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 4:04 pm
Stuart Chun of Ainakoa has a favorite recipe that he calls Juicy Chicken. He learned it from his aunt, Patsy Chun. It is a very simple recipe with just three ingredients: a whole chicken, garlic salt and oil. Read More

Almoguera named executive chef at Prince Waikiki

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm
Joseph Almoguera has been named executive chef at the Prince Waikiki, overseeing all three of the resort’s restaurants — 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, Hina­na Bar and the Bird of Paradise Restaurant at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club. Read More

Hearty ham, lentil soup a meal in a bowl

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 4:03 pm
This thick and hearty soup made with lentils, ham and tomatoes takes only 30 minutes to make. It’s a whole meal in one bowl. Read More

Spicy shrimp a succulent pupu when cooked

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:54 pm
Peeled, tail-on shrimp is turned into an amazing pupu when cooked with olive oil, garlic and lemon. Read More

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