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Illinois poke shops take Windy City by storm

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Illinois poke shops take Windy City by storm

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

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Back in the Day

Classic casserole and drink celebrate the Peruvian cause

Updated on  June 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm
At a party in Peru, chances are you will be served causa, a mashed potato terrine stuffed with assorted fillings. Read More


Modern-day speakeasies emerge from an illicit past

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm
As the 100th anniversary of Prohibition approaches, the speakeasy concept has enjoyed a resurgence across the country. Read More

By Request

Fresh lychee makes a luscious sorbet

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm
I’m having a particularly good lychee season. Read More

By the Glass

Sauvignon blancs lovely for summer

Updated on  June 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm
June is here, and we should be thinking about wines appropriate for warm weather. Read More

Citizen Critic

Bagels are for lunch, too

Updated on  October 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm
Lox of Bagels in Dillingham is known for its Chicken Salad Sandwich with the works — lettuce, tomato, sprouts, onions, mayoand mustard — on a choice of New York-style bagel. Read More


New brew honors voyaging heritage

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 1:00 am
Lanikai Brewing Co.’s new Kahiki brew pays tribute to the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its mission to perpetuate the practice of traditional navigation. Read More

Does it Work?

Tool pits, but mangles, mangoes

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 1:04 am
A mango-slicing gadget seemed like the perfect tool for someone like me — I love mango but am sensitive to the sap. Read More

Electric Kitchen

Add jerky to emergency supplies

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm
Hawaii’s hurricane season is June to November. Be prepared with a seven-day emergency food supply for each person in your household. 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  June 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Grab and Go

Fresh tofu-factory lunches pop up midweek at temple

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm
Aloha Tofu Factory Inc. has launched a Wednesday pop-up, offering to-go items at Shingon Shu Hawaii. Read More

If I Can, You Can

Sponge gourd by any name a tasty addition

Updated on  May 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm
Sponge gourd (“hechima” in Japanese) is luffa (or loofah), the dried, scratchy, porous sponge used for exfoliating in the bath. Who knew you could eat that stuff? Read More

Local Moco

Oahu high school chefs score with onion dishes

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm
Eight public high-school culinary programs entered Aloun Farms 4th Annual Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition, held in April at Kapolei High School. Read More

My Favorite Things

Treasured trivet

Updated on  August 9, 2016 at 5:37 pm
I bought this bottle-cap trivet in 2007 from the gift shop at Hawaii’s Plantation Village, where I am a docent. I couldn’t believe that people still made these things, admired the workmanship and essentially saw it as an art piece. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

Grapefruity Radler brew suits summer

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Stiegl Radler, is full of fruit flavor, super spritzy and actually only half beer, and I plan on drinking it all summer. Read More

Should I Eat This?

Silkworm larvae a tad bland

Updated on  November 30, 2016 at 5:23 am
Food shouldn’t be scary. When I started writing this column eight months ago, I looked at it as a way to share food and learn about other cultures, even if the food might be different from what most of us are used to. Read More

Spirited Conversations

Smoke-infused libations add drama to Father’s Day

Updated on  May 24, 2017 at 7:16 pm
This month’s cocktails are for all of the hardworking dads out there. Read More


Illinois poke shops take Windy City by storm

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm
Aloha Poke Co. will have 14 outlets by the end of this year and is planning even more beyond that, but here’s the thing: The company is based in Illinois. Read More

The Little Foodie

Baking blunders can be beautiful

Updated on  June 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm
Everyone has a story of the time they ruined a batch of cookies. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Yakiniku Korea House proves that change can be delicious

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm
Yakiniku Korea House seems reinvigorated after a move into shinier new digs on South Beretania Street. Read More


Owner closing Hanagasa Inn, opening new restaurant

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm
Hanagasa Inn, a fixture in Chinatown and popular hangout for elected officials and other movers and shakers, will close at the end of the month. Read More

Recipe Box

Gigi’s Shrimp-Broccoli Stir-fry

Updated on  January 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Glenda Chung Hinchey put together this recipe for an easy shrimp stir-fry using frozen vegetables and shrimp. Read More