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Baku offers new lunch specials with cockail pairings


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm
Baku, the new robatayaki restaurant in the International Market Place, has introduced new weekday lunch specials paired with drinks. Read More

Wong gets another shot at ‘Top Chef’ glory


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:07 pm
Koko Head Cafe owner Lee Anne Wong is featured in “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen,” the Emmy Award-winning digital companion series to the Bravo TV cooking competition that begins its 15th season this week. Read More

Bay Area’s Limon Rotisserie arrives in Kapolei


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Peruvian cuisine is having its moment. The nation’s Mistura food festival held in Lima every September is the largest food festival in Latin America, where every chef in the know wants to be. And across this country, restaurants like PioPio and Jora in New York, Andina in Portland, Ore., and Limon Rotisserie in San Francisco are giving people a taste of the Andean cuisine. Read More

Pot pies provide option for leftover turkey


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm
If you’re looking for a recipe to use up the last of that Thanksgiving turkey and ham, an excellent option is pot pie. Read More

Basmati rice perks up Greek pilaf


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm
With the exception of ooey-gooey potato concoctions, side dishes rarely get any respect. This rice pilaf recipe, however, is fully capable of stealing the limelight. Read More

Fizzics Waytap adds dense foam layer to beer


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm
Changing the way people drink beer, and making brews from the bottle or can taste better than draft beer from a keg — these are claims made by the creators of a device called the Fizzics Waytap, which pumps beer from a bottle or can through a tap and adds a dense layer of suds on top. Read More
 

Notable wines help top off 2017


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Looking back at 2017 and all the wines tasted, here is a shortlist of some of the most memorable ones that offer value as well as quality. Read More

Cheesy frittata fast, delicious — and meatless


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm
Cheese, red bell pepper and spicy potatoes make a quick and tasty vegetarian dinner. The secret to a fluffy frittata is to let it cook slowly. Read More

Winter-style salad looks beautiful with little effort


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 5:06 pm
A winter green salad with cranberries and goat cheese comes together in 20 minutes, and is a bowl of vibrant color and texture that seems anything but a postscript to the menu. Read More
 

Sesame cookies a Chinese-style family favorite


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm
Sesame cookies are a family favorite and are included in Lynette Lo Tom’s cookbook, “A Chinese Kitchen.” Read More

On the hunt for cheap eats in Honolulu


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Everybody could use a little extra cash for Christmas, and if you’re not earning it you’d better be saving it from somewhere else in your budget — like food. Read More

Sweet peppers appetizer so good it should be dinner


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm
These stuffed, roasted mini sweet peppers are so ridiculously tasty as an appetizer that you may not have room for the rest of your meal. Read More

Italian cafe expands into Cajun territory


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm
After spending 24 years serving Italian cuisine at Cafe 8-1/2 on Alakea Street, chef Robert Warner was displaced by a pending building sale. A move to a small, cozy nook on Pauahi Street gave him the opportunity to loosen up and try something different. Read More

Homemade lemon curd makes lovely holiday gift


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm
Anywhere you want a burst of sweet, creamy, pleasantly tart lemony-ness, lemon curd is for you — and it makes a great holiday gift, too. Read More

Leeks star in easy weeknight dish


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm
Leeks are the star of this easy weeknight dish. If you aren’t familiar with them, they may feel a little exotic. Read More

Donate to Good Neighbor Fund, score ‘By Request’ favorites


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 5:23 pm
Send us five bucks and we’ll send you the top five recipes of 2017 from Betty Shimabukuro’s “By Request” column. Your money will go to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Good Neighbor Fund, which supports families in need. Read More

Caldo verde rare in Hawaii, but ubiquitous in Portugal


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 5:23 pm
A rarity here but ubiquitous in Portugal is caldo verde, or green soup. This simple recipe featuring thinly sliced cabbage is included in “A Portuguese Kitchen” by Wanda Adams. Read More

Crunchy snacks have holiday spirit


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 7:36 pm
Spread the cheer and get into the holiday spirit with Christmas parades, treats and fun. Read More

Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe adds Sunday brunch


Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 11:08 am
The Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe is now open for Sunday brunch. On the menu are Benedicts, omelets, waffles, steak and eggs, sandwiches and salads, plus shakshouka. A selection of morning cocktails is also offered. Read More

Homemade vanilla extract a versatile ingredient in kitchen


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Roberta Chong Kee and Paula Ho‘opai remember their mother “curing” vanilla beans in rum in a dark kitchen cupboard. Chong Kee continues the tradition as a way of remembering the generous nature of their late mother, Nancy “Gladys” Teixeira. Read More

Waikiki Yokocho celebrates 1st birthday


Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm
Waikiki Yokocho — the Japanese food hall in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza — marks its first anniversary with a three-day celebration this weekend. Read More

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