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Oahu high school chefs score with onion dishes


Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm
Eight public high-school culinary programs entered Aloun Farms 4th Annual Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition, held in April at Kapolei High School. Read More

Innovative dish wins adobo cookoff


Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm
A veal shank and thinking out of the box garnered a victory for Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Great Adobo Cookoff on Thursday at the Philippine Consulate. Read More

Student chef wins way to World Food Championships


Updated on  June 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm
Woraporn “Yim” Martinez, a valedictorian and recent graduate of the culinary arts program at Kapiolani Community College, has won the opportunity to compete in the World Food Championships in November. Read More

Recipe: Nankwa Ubushi (Simmered Kabocha)


Updated on  May 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm
The key to success with this flavorful pumpkin dish is cutting pieces the same size and thickness, which ensures even cooking, chef Grant Sato says in “An Okinawan Kitchen.” Read More

Recipe: Local-Style Barbecue Spareribs/Chicken

Lorna K. Hu’s mother-in-law’s beloved sparerib recipe “has been a loving reminder of all the special memories and fun we have shared together.” Read More

Recipe: Acorda (Bread Soup)


Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm
Food writer Wanda Adams featured a classic Portuguese dish that makes use of stale bread — acorda, or bread soup — in “A Portuguese Kitchen.” Read More

Recipe: Curried Kabocha & Lentil Stew


Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm
Lanai Tabura loves this healthful stew that comes from chef Jesse Lipman. Read More
 

Recipe: Chili Garlic Crab of Boracay


Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 5:27 pm
Boracay, an island south of Manila, is known for its crab. Read More

Award-winning Spam dish coming to Waikiki fest


Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 4:39 pm
Spam is not something you think of in terms of crunch, which makes Lauren Robertson’s accomplishment worth noting. Read More
 

Okinawan fused with American fused with pidgin


Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm
Pidgin “guerilla” Lee A. Tonouchi debuted a play last year, “UchinaAloha,” about a collision of Okinawan and American cultures. Read More

Preserved eggs popular in Chinese cooking


Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm
The Chinese like to preserve their food — meats, fish and vegetables are regularly prepared this way. Read More

Recipe: Mom’s Soup Bone


Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm
Author (and TV show producer) Frank Abraham included this family recipe for a comforting beef soup in the second book of his “Cooking Hawaiian Style” series. Read More

Basic Scones


Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm
Cynthia Pratt, a retired culinary teacher at Kapolei High School, shared an easy scone recipe that, with different add-ins, can be flavored in various ways. Read More

Goya Gomae (Bitter Melon Salad with Ground Sesame Seeds)


Updated on  March 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Chef Grant Sato features this savory salad, a popular side dish in Okinawan bars, in “An Okinawan Kitchen,” part of the “Hawaii Cooks” series. Read More

Wholesome suggestions from ‘A Chinese Kitchen’


Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm
A healthful soup using whisky and recommended as a restorative for new mothers (the alcohol cooks off), plus an easy steamed fish, are offered up in Lynette Lo Tom’s “A Chinese Kitchen” (Mutual Publishing, $21.95). Read More

Dishes help celebrate special events


Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm
Muriel Miura’s “Celebrating in Hawai‘i: Favorite Recipes for Holidays and Special Occasions” offers up ideas for every gathering, many with a local touch. That includes the two sweet-savory recipes here. Read More

Recipe: Sigumchi Namul


Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm
In a Korean meal, several seasoned vegetable dishes, or namul, are served. Read More