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Isle food industry gets creative boost at center

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    Dexter Yamamoto pours flour into a mixer for a batch of Butter Mochi Crisps, a product created at the center.

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    Faculty member Lauren Tamamoto and students will be working in the center where they develop local food products, value-added products with farm seconds, do scientific research on foods. Student Steven Lee pours mochi crisp batter out on trays.

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    Lauren Tamamoto and Dexter Yamamoto prepare Butter Mochi Crisps for the oven.

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    The Culinary Innovation Center at Kapiolani Community College develops local food products, often with farm seconds, troubleshoots items for shelf stability and food safety and provides other services for Oahu farmers, small businesses and other organizations.

Fresh, sweet, juicy pineapple slices — yum. Fresh, sweet, juicy pineapple slices with li hing — yummier. Some love a bit of pineapple on pizza. Others like it delivered in cake form. Read more

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