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Slow cooker a big help during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Slow cooker a big help during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm

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Sushi rice dish boasts rainbow of flavors

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm
Sadao Takahashi takes the quality of his rice seriously when making bara sushi. He buys the best quality rice, washes it three times and lets it sit for 20 minutes to dry after draining before placing it in his special rice cooker. Yet with all of his exacting care, bara sushi is not an unapproachable dish. Read More


Smoked cocktails an elevated experience at Honolulu bars

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Using wood from kiawe to cherry, and even oak staves from used whiskey barrels, more local bartenders have started to follow the trend of adding smoke to their drinks. Read More

By Request

Slow cooker a big help during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm
At Thanksgiving a slow cooker can be your best friend. When the turkey’s in the oven and the stovetop is busy boiling potatoes, a slow cooker can be calmly and quietly producing a side dish. Read More

By the Glass

Look to California for wine picks this Thanksgiving

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and wine professionals will typically recommend French Beaujolais for the holiday table. This is a solid choice, but this year give some good California wines a try instead. 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

Does it Work?

Sealer good, but stirrer isn’t useful

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm
Kitchen Tool’s bag sealer is a pretty good gadget for $2.99. It’s fast and easy to use once you get the hang of it. But Stir Crazy, intended to be a hands-free stirring device, doesn’t live up to its claim of stirring “all sorts of custards, sauces and soups.” Read More

Electric Kitchen

Thanksgiving sides made to be gobbled up

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm
Thanksgiving is the one day of the year where diet plans are tossed out the window and eating prodigiously is encouraged. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email or send information to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813. Include time and day of market, location with street address and a phone number. Read More
Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

Grab and Go

Flavors of South found in Aiea

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm
Hawaii may be the southernmost state in the U.S., but when Southern food is contemplated, it is not kalua pork and poi that fire up the salivary glands. Rather, it’s dishes like fried chicken, smothered pork chops, collard greens and cornbread. Read More

Health Options

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

If I Can, You Can

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

Local Moco

Lilikoi spice cake a delicious holiday dessert

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:33 pm
The beloved flavor of passionfruit, or lilikoi, flavors this spice cake, featured in “Celebrating in Hawai‘i: Favorite Recipes for Holidays and Special Occasions” by longtime local cooking expert Muriel Miura. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

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

Spirited Conversations

Crack-seed cocktails conjure childhood memories

Updated on  September 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm
The unique smell of the crack-seed store brings back childhood memories. The sweet and salty taste of li hing mui can have local folk reminiscing about football tailgates, trips to the movies and treats from our grandparents. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

The Little Foodie

Slab baking simplifies pie making

Updated on  October 26, 2017 at 11:45 pm
Slab pie and I met around this time last year. Our relationship has been easy from Day One. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Appetito’s menu limited, but still exhilarates

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Most restaurateurs take a cautious approach to opening. No one wants to face hungry masses before they’re ready. Not so Appetito. Read More


Second Dean & Deluca opens in Waikiki

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:34 pm
Dean & Deluca has opened its second Hawaii location, at the Royal Hawaiian Center, a takeout spot offering quick, upscale meals. Read More