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COURTESY HORMEL
                                Hawaiian Spam Crackle won the Hormel Foods Great American Spam Championship.

Award-winning Spam dish coming to Waikiki fest

COURTESY HORMEL
                                Hawaiian Spam Crackle won the Hormel Foods Great American Spam Championship.

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
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                “Pidgin guerrilla” Lee Tonouchi has been working on some special recipes that he calls “UchinaAmerican.”

Okinawan fused with American fused with pidgin

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                “Pidgin guerrilla” Lee Tonouchi has been working on some special recipes that he calls “UchinaAmerican.”

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
COURTESY KAZ TANABE
                                Salted duck eggs take 40 days to cure.

Preserved eggs popular in Chinese cooking

COURTESY KAZ TANABE
                                Salted duck eggs take 40 days to cure.

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
COURTESY LEIGH ANNE MEEKS
                                Beef shanks become a flavorful soup.

Recipe: Mom’s Soup Bone

COURTESY LEIGH ANNE MEEKS
                                Beef shanks become a flavorful soup.

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
COURTESY CYNTHIA PRATT
                                Scones can be dressed up with various add-ins.

Basic Scones

COURTESY CYNTHIA PRATT
                                Scones can be dressed up with various add-ins.

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
COURTESY MUTUAL PUBLISHING
                                Grant Sato’s bitter melon salad.

Goya Gomae (Bitter Melon Salad with Ground Sesame Seeds)

COURTESY MUTUAL PUBLISHING
                                Grant Sato’s bitter melon salad.

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
MUTUAL PUBLISHING
                                Mushrooms, wood ear fungus and ginger punch up a chicken soup.

Wholesome suggestions from ‘A Chinese Kitchen’

MUTUAL PUBLISHING
                                Mushrooms, wood ear fungus and ginger punch up a chicken soup.

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
 
COURTESY MUTUAL PUBLISHING
                                For a quick and satisfying meal, try Muriel Miura’s Misoyaki Butterfish.

Dishes help celebrate special events

COURTESY MUTUAL PUBLISHING
                                For a quick and satisfying meal, try Muriel Miura’s Misoyaki Butterfish.

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
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014
                                Spinach dressed in a spicy sauce is a classic Korean side dish.

Recipe: Sigumchi Namul

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014
                                Spinach dressed in a spicy sauce is a classic Korean side dish.

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