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‘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

Hope Lodge offers support for cancer patients, caregivers

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 5:17 pm
The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Hawaii is a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. Located in downtown Honolulu, Hope Lodge provides a peaceful place to rest, with unwavering support and top-notch amenities, including a full kitchen, spacious living area and a relaxation garden. Read More

Build a Better Bar: Tools of the Trade

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 5:18 pm
Local mixologist Chandra Lucariello takes a look at some of the more useful bar tools, including how to use them and where to get them. Read More

McDonald’s popular sauce is back, for now

Updated on  March 2, 2018 at 4:03 pm
You have to ask for it, but a representative of McDonald’s in Hawaii says the islands have been supplied — for a limited time. Read More

Bouharkat revives Le Crepe Cafe in Kaimuki

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 6:12 pm
Having built up the Le Crepe Cafe brand successfully once, you’d think it would have been relatively easy for Soufiane Bouharkat to reboot his business after spending just a year away, trying to establish a similar business in California. But after leaving Hawaii for a year, he became viewed as a risk to landlords and lenders. Read More

Mama Manoa opens doors to UH sports fans

Updated on  February 28, 2018 at 11:27 am
This week, local sports fans — especially those of the University of Hawaii Rainbows persuasion — can start aligning their loyalties with their appetites at Mama Manoa, an Italian restaurant themed around Hawaii sports stars. Read More

Chef Kunio Tokuoka brings kaiseki tradition to 53 by the Sea

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 5:19 pm
Renowned Japanese chef Kunio Tokuoka will present a dinner in the Japanese kaiseki tradition at 53 by the Sea next month. For the occasion, the ocean­side Kakaako restaurant will be transformed with a Japanese garden, handcrafted lanterns, ikebana flowers and a custom washi paper light fixture. Read More

A soulful soup from the Italian pantry

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 5:11 pm
Some soups are delicate, light and refreshing, served as the prelude to a meal. Others are hearty and nourishing meals in themselves. Read More

Black beans star in basic soup

Updated on  February 28, 2018 at 11:49 pm
This black bean soup is basic. Outside of toppings, it doesn’t improve much with a lot of extra fancy flavors. The beans themselves are the most important. Read More

Granola to eat by the handfuls

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 5:12 pm
Granola is all about what are your favorite flavors. If you like almonds and dried figs, hazelnuts, or even bits of dark chocolate, use them instead of, or alongside other mix-ins. Read More

Fried Okinawan udon a classic plantation dish

Updated on  March 2, 2018 at 12:44 am
Hawaii’s Plantation Village turns a spotlight on ethnic food staples with “Noodles and Bread,” a tasty event that offers up the likes of Portuguese papas de milho bread, Korean kook soo noodles, Filipino pancit noodles, Samoan panipopo bread, Chuukese bread and Okinawan udon, plus more. Read More

Grand Restaurant Group dances into Hawaii

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 6:06 pm
It was a case of right town, right time that made a 79-year-old hotel the launching point for Hula Hulas, a restaurant chain headed for expansion to all the state’s major islands. Read More

Suisan Co. enjoys renaissance with poke’s ascent

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 6:09 pm
The global poke craze means different things to different people, but for the venerable Suisan Co., it means nothing less than a renaissance of its Hilo Bay waterfront market. Read More

Suisan marks 110 years in business, and counting

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 6:07 pm
The original Suisan was a fish market founded in 1907 by the Sui San Kabushiki Kaisha hui of 50 Japanese immigrants. One of the members, Kamezo Matsuno, eventually bought out the others, and the company has been in family hands ever since. Read More

2 keiki cooks from Hawaii make TV’s ‘MasterChef’

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 5:16 pm
Noelani Gray and Sophia Stark are among 40 cooks between the ages of 8 and 13 who will take on a series of challenges on Fox’s “MasterChef Junior,” from whipping up dishes representing their family heritage to a dinner for a newlywed couple. Read More

Mix of sausages makes tasty dish

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 5:17 pm
This skillet dish with sausage and potatoes can be served with a green salad for a complete meal. Read More

KCC pastry chef clinches regional title

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:49 pm
Shaylyn Funasaki is nothing if not industrious. Already a graduate of Leeward Community College’s Culinary Arts program, she’s returned to school at Kapiolani Community College to further her study, this time in pastry. Read More

Kimchi recipe makes most of cucumber crunchiness

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm
This recipe from a 1978 Hawaiian Electric cooking demo makes the most of the crunchiness of cucumber. Joan Namkoong included it in her 2013 cookbook, “A Korean Kitchen.” Read More

Oahu ice cream shops introduce icy innovations

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm
Artisan ice cream is taking off on Oahu, with well-established ice cream makers continuing to grow and thrive alongside new shops that are sprouting up around the isle. Read More

Diamond Bakery keeps the crackers coming

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:46 pm
Diamond Bakery has been around for almost 100 years and is still churning out over a million crackers and thousands of cookies per day. Read More

Morimoto Asia opens in style

Updated on  February 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm
The grand opening of Morimoto Asia Waikiki Feb. 13 featured at least an hour of “Iron Chef”-style hoopla, from a lion dance to fish butchery, before any food was served to the 250-plus guests. Read More

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