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Soups soothe the soul

Updated on  November 30, 2017 at 12:02 am
The comfort in a bowl of soup goes beyond the warmth of its soothing broth. When a group of soup makers representing the various cultures of Hawaii’s Plantation Village gathered to share their recipes, they talked about more than winter melon, green papaya, rice noodles, or beans and sausage. Read More

Leftovers find a happy home in baked dish

Updated on  December 1, 2017 at 12:35 am
As much as I like holiday leftovers, I need full-fledged recipes to use up my turkey and transform the Thanksgiving flavor. Read More

Beefy benefit raises money for No Kid Hungry

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Order up the braised short ribs at Cattle Company Steakhouse in Pearl City and the restaurant chain will give $1 to No Kid Hungry, a nationwide effort to aid children in need. Read More

Push the envelope and swap creamed kale for spinach

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm
To like creamed spinach is to love creamed spinach. Push the envelope with this recipe that uses kale instead. Read More

Give thanks for those turkey leftovers

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:37 pm
The best way to express your gratitude for all of your Thanksgiving bounty is to create some mouthwatering dishes using your leftovers. Read More

Imu, poi key to Kaneohe farmer’s sustainable practices

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:39 pm
Daniel Anthony has turned his family into imu-tarians. All their meals come out of the imu. We’re not just talking kalua pork and laulau, but also macaroni and cheese, chicken soup, chili, curry, baked beans, spaghetti, even cakes. Read More

$5 scores recipes, helps feed those in need

Updated on  November 24, 2017 at 12:21 am
Send in five bucks and you’ll score the top five “By Request” recipes of 2017. Read More

Ono Hawaiian Foods returns for 2 pop-ups

Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm
Ono Hawaiian Foods closed in August. Are you still going through withdrawals? Well, briefly, you can have your laulau and salt watercress back. Read More

Roast pork differs from version at most Chinese restaurants

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm
This family recipe from Lynette Lo Tom, author of “A Chinese Kitchen,” features a different kau yuk from the popular red pork and fat served in most local Chinese restaurants. Read More

Morimoto returns to Waikiki with 2 new restaurants

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:42 pm
“Iron Chef” Masaharu Mori­moto recently toured the spaces that will be his two newest restaurants in the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. The locations are hard-hat zones, crawling with construction workers, but the bones are in place. Read More

Job changes bring tasty dishes to 808 Center

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Recent changes at the Four Seasons Ko Olina resulted in Fish House chef Eric Oto stepping into the position of chef de cuisine at the Kahala Hotel and La Hiki chef Jobbie Domemden trying his luck with a startup, a casual and relatively affordable restaurant in the heart of Honolulu. Read More

Don’t panic, it’s just a turkey

Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Some last-minute turkey advice for those in the kitchen getting ready for Thanksgiving. Read More

Big oatmeal cookie recipe nears nirvana

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm
Sometimes oatmeal cookies turn out perfectly — fairly flat, chewy and moist in the middle, with crinkly, caramelized edges (not cakey or rounded) and a butterscotch-esqueflavor. Other times, they don’t follow orders, staying too puffed, or becoming a little dry and less damply dense. Read More

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach offers free lau lau lessons

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm
At a free lesson on laulau making at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach hotel, participants pick luau leaves, use them to wrap a bundle of meat, then wrap them in foil to be cooked. Read More

Green salad with roasted apples takes inspiration from pantry

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm
This salad recipe takes inspiration from Thanksgiving’s pantry ingredients: Apples, leftover from apple pie, are the salad’s real star, while the pumpkin vinaigrette — also of pie fame — plays an important supporting role. Read More

Duo of delivery services debut on Oahu

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm
Too busy? Too tired? Too hungry to move? Let someone else fetch your food. Two national food delivery services launch this week on Oahu. Read More

When pondering Thanksgiving dessert, think beer

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about the most important part of the meal: what to drink. Read More

Food restrictions pose challenges during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Holiday celebrations are all about bringing family and friends together. And, of course, sharing good food is central to festive traditions. Read More

Successful rosti needs only sturdy mitts, cook’s confidence

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm
Rosti, the national pancake of Switzerland, is one big, fat Frisbee that crisps up with ease. It calls for two ingredients — potato and fat — two pots, to boil and brown, and two skills — wait and flip. Read More

Tweak veggie dishes to create new Thanksgiving tradition

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:33 pm
Over centuries, the Thanksgiving menu has changed, but in many respects the repertoire has remained the same. Even so, there’s some leeway to monkey around with seasoning the bird and preparing the vegetables. 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

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