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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Diners await chef Takeshi Kawasaki’s preparation of otoro, top-grade bluefin tuna from the fatty belly of the fish.

Maturing tastes embrace revolution in sushi

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Maturing tastes embrace revolution in sushi

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

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Back in the Day

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This purse contains a delicious chocolate buttermilk cake with coconut meringue buttercream frosting.

Impressive purse cake a gift of time and talent

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This purse contains a delicious chocolate buttermilk cake with coconut meringue buttercream frosting.

Updated on  February 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm
Berin Nakamura of Makiki is a man of many talents. Read More

By Request

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Heart-shaped pizzas are in keeping with the spirit of the holiday.

A few easy Valentine’s Day ideas to help express your undying affection

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Heart-shaped pizzas are in keeping with the spirit of the holiday.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm
Relationships can be complicated, and so can Valentine’s Day, if you let it. Read More

By the Glass

Pink wines help boost Valentine’s mood

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s a time for romantic dinners and connecting with your loved one. What better way to celebrate that connection than with a glass of fine wine? Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Citizen Critic

Bagels are for lunch, too
 
Lox of Bagels in Dillingham is known for its Chicken Salad Sandwich with the works - lettuce, tomato, sprouts onions, mayo and mustard - on a choice of New York style bagel. Their creations are huge and my freshly baked banana walnut bagel definitely made the sandwich.

Cindy Fukunaga, Moanalua

Bagels are for lunch, too

Bagels are for lunch, too
 
Lox of Bagels in Dillingham is known for its Chicken Salad Sandwich with the works - lettuce, tomato, sprouts onions, mayo and mustard - on a choice of New York style bagel. Their creations are huge and my freshly baked banana walnut bagel definitely made the sandwich.

Cindy Fukunaga, Moanalua

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

Cravings

COURTESY SWEET CREAMS ICE CREAM ROLLS
                                Strawberry Shortcake topped with Fruity Pebbles is one of the choices at Sweet Creams. Bowls of rolled ice cream are $5 and $7; 50 cents more for up to three added toppings.

Icy Thai street treat rolls into diners’ hearts

COURTESY SWEET CREAMS ICE CREAM ROLLS
                                Strawberry Shortcake topped with Fruity Pebbles is one of the choices at Sweet Creams. Bowls of rolled ice cream are $5 and $7; 50 cents more for up to three added toppings.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 9:56 pm
If ice cream and a jelly roll had a baby, it would be rolled ice cream, a frozen treat that originated on the streets of Thailand and has been making its way across the U.S. for about two years. Read More

Does it Work?

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The ThawThat! II defrosting board does work, but it’s a pricey gadget.

Thawing board speeds defrosting time

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The ThawThat! II defrosting board does work, but it’s a pricey gadget.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Quickly defrosting a steak or chicken breast for dinner can be intimidating. Read More

Electric Kitchen

COURTESY AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION - HAWAII

Take a walk to fight diabetes

COURTESY AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION - HAWAII

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Support the American Diabetes Association on March 18 by participating in the annual Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes at Kapiolani Park. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email joshiro@staradvertiser.com 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  February 14, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Grab and Go

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Wing varieties include lemon pepper, left, the red Original Hot and Spicy Korean.

Swoop-worthy wings for all tastes

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Wing varieties include lemon pepper, left, the red Original Hot and Spicy Korean.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm
When perusing the menu at Wingstop, it’s easy to understand why local diners have wholeheartedly embraced the Buffalo wing craze. Read More

If I Can, You Can

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MARTHA HERNANDEZ BASED ON PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRUCE ASATO
                                Pico de gallo and chipotle salsa and their key ingredients.

Super salsa made simple

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MARTHA HERNANDEZ BASED ON PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRUCE ASATO
                                Pico de gallo and chipotle salsa and their key ingredients.

Updated on  February 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm
In the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newsroom, the food table is probably the most popular spot. Read More

My Favorite Things

COURTESY LORENE ONO
                                Trivets are $10 for the 7-1/2-inch size and $5 for the 6-inch at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Mug-size coasters are two for $5.

Treasured trivet

COURTESY LORENE ONO
                                Trivets are $10 for the 7-1/2-inch size and $5 for the 6-inch at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Mug-size coasters are two for $5.

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

COURTESY ALOHA BEER CO.
                                Aloha Beer Co., which just reopened in Kakaako, has a fantastic locally brewed blonde ale that could become one of its flagship beers.

Blonde ales gain fans with refreshing flavor

COURTESY ALOHA BEER CO.
                                Aloha Beer Co., which just reopened in Kakaako, has a fantastic locally brewed blonde ale that could become one of its flagship beers.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm
The craft beer world has been dominated for years by India pale ales, bourbon-barrel-aged stouts and sour beers. Read More

Should I Eat This?

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Susie Pyo, owner of Aloha Lounge in Kaimuki, tastes her Korean “beondegi” (silkworm larvae) dish in Aloha Lounge’s kitchen. Below, beondegi are sold in cans. For a video of Craig tasting the dish go to staradvertiser.com.

Silkworm larvae a tad bland

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Susie Pyo, owner of Aloha Lounge in Kaimuki, tastes her Korean “beondegi” (silkworm larvae) dish in Aloha Lounge’s kitchen. Below, beondegi are sold in cans. For a video of Craig tasting the dish go to staradvertiser.com.

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

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Freshly Roasted is made with crushed coffee beans.

Invigorating coffee cocktails also have a mellowing influence

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Freshly Roasted is made with crushed coffee beans.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 4:14 pm
Coffee. That one word can unite so many. Read More

TheBuzz

BRUCE ASATO / 2016
                                Chefs Chris Kajioka, left, and Anthony Rush of Senia are partnering with the Hotel Wailea for their Beard House dinner.

Hawaii chefs will regale famed James Beard House

BRUCE ASATO / 2016
                                Chefs Chris Kajioka, left, and Anthony Rush of Senia are partnering with the Hotel Wailea for their Beard House dinner.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Many Hawaii chefs have cooked at the Beard House over the years, but there has been a marked upward trend. Read More

The Little Foodie

MARIKO JACKSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                A mix of vegetables tossed with Italian sausage make up an easy weeknight dinner.

Sheet pan eases meal prep

MARIKO JACKSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                A mix of vegetables tossed with Italian sausage make up an easy weeknight dinner.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm
A hundred variations of foods could make up the sheet pan dinner. Read More

The Weekly Eater

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Diners await chef Takeshi Kawasaki’s preparation of otoro, top-grade bluefin tuna from the fatty belly of the fish.

Maturing tastes embrace revolution in sushi

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Diners await chef Takeshi Kawasaki’s preparation of otoro, top-grade bluefin tuna from the fatty belly of the fish.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Sushi as enjoyed in this country has long been an a la carte, all-American, personal choice proposition, but a sushi revolution is underway on Oahu. Read More

Quickbites

COURTESY DAVE & BUSTER’S HONOLULU
                                Crispy Nashville-Style Hot Chicken is new at Dave & Buster’s Honolulu.

New grinds to go with games

COURTESY DAVE & BUSTER’S HONOLULU
                                Crispy Nashville-Style Hot Chicken is new at Dave & Buster’s Honolulu.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm
Crispy Nashville- Style Hot Chicken — fried chicken breasts served over creamed spinach and mashed potatoes, with biscuits and a pickle speared on top — has been added to the Dave & Buster’s Honolulu menu. Read More

Recipe Box

COURTESY GLENDA CHUNG HINCHEY
                                Pre-cut frozen vegetables and peeled shrimp make this dish exceptionally easy.

Gigi’s Shrimp-Broccoli Stir-fry

COURTESY GLENDA CHUNG HINCHEY
                                Pre-cut frozen vegetables and peeled shrimp make this dish exceptionally easy.

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