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Cassava root a valued staple food around the globe

Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
The pursuit of a Ph.D. in botany brought Brazil native Daniela Dutra Elliott to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2008. Through the years, she has kept a piece of Brazil present in her life via a beloved seafood stew from her hometown of Bahia called bobo de camarao. Read More

‘Idiot-proof’ chocolate torte is tasty, gluten-free

Updated on  March 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm
Kate Wagner has mastered the use of nonwheat flours (think coconut, almond, potato and taro), and alternative forms of sugar and sweeteners approved by the American Diabetes Association, to create her gluten-free, diabetic-friendly pastries that truly stand up to conventional desserts. Read More

Smoky flavors give chili special kick

Updated on  January 4, 2018 at 12:09 am
Students in Kapiolani Community College’s Nutritional Cuisines class requires students to create dishes tailored for restricted diets, including a delicious roasted tomato chili. Read More

Turkeys by the dozen a tradition for ‘Model Mother’

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:41 pm
A mother thinks of everything, and if Melissa Wong is anything, she’s a mother. In her desire to keep folks fed, Wong plans ahead for Thanksgiving — way ahead, as a good mother should. She provides one turkey for the party itself and another for afterward. Read More

Light choices are fit for isles’ first family

Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 5:37 pm
7-Eleven locations will soon offer a chicken sandwich designed by first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, part of the state Department of Health’s “Choose Healthy Now” campaign. Read More

Grass-fed beef cooks up splendidly

Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 12:08 am
Kapiolani Community College chef-instructor Alan Tsuchiyama is in the middle of a project involving Molokai Livestock Cooperative’s grass-fed local beef. Tsuchiyama was tasked with testing the best ways to prepare five cuts, including cooking methods, temperatures and seasonings. Read More

Meatball master uses beef, veal and sausage

Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 10:51 am
When Mike Wong’s three children left the nest, moving across the ocean to Northern California, they never had to say goodbye to a favorite dish from their small-kid days. Read More

Consistency guarantees quality of home-cooked curry dish

Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm
Gordon Lum is known as a barbecue expert, but it’s not just his smoky ribs and kamado turkey that appeal to friends and family Read More

Sponge gourd by any name a tasty addition

Updated on  May 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm
Sponge gourd (“hechima” in Japanese) is luffa (or loofah), the dried, scratchy, porous sponge used for exfoliating in the bath. Who knew you could eat that stuff? Read More

Uncased sausages spread out flavors

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm
What’s not to love about sausages? They’re hearty, flavorful and come in such variety they satisfy all palates. Read More

Making Agu Ramen’s gyoza also builds family bonding

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm
Agu’s gyoza is based on a family recipe that Uehara’s grandmother and mother made. It features common gyoza ingredients plus a few other items that up the ante on taste. Read More

Super salsa made simple

Updated on  February 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm
In the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newsroom, the food table is probably the most popular spot. Read More

Korean stew is classic comfort food

Updated on  January 3, 2017 at 4:57 pm
Chef Chang-Wook Chung has a crazy schedule that leaves him craving homey comforts, and this chige, or Korean stew, is something he likes to prepare for himself at home. Read More

Haleiwa farm produce inspires rainbow hues of hummus

Updated on  November 11, 2016 at 7:29 am
A bowl of beet hummus would normally elicit a double take, its vivid fuchsia hue almost shocking even alongside a rainbow offresh veggies ready to be dipped. Read More

Making mayonnaise is science in action

Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 1:27 pm
The process takes some care, but with the right attention to detail, homemade mayonnaise is an easy project. Read More

Faux chicken dish proves tofu’s versatility

Updated on  May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm
As a high-school teacher in Japan 13 years ago, Jin Hirata was perpetually battling illness. Read More

Be polite to your pickles

Updated on  April 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm
With the launch of Crave comes new territory for this food writer: my first column, “If I Can, You Can.” Read More