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Gourmet granola

Dore Centeio started making granola for friends, and it proved so popular that she grew a business from it. Read more

A flavorful meat-filled rice

It is said that food is always changing. That is true with this recipe based on a popular rice dish from the Dominican Republic Read more

A fried favorite

Dilyuns Michael works at Roots Café and Market, which is a part of Kokua Kalihi Valley, and she invented this delicious dish that uses the ripened ulu, or breadfruit. Read more

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This is how we roll

Nothing is more comforting than mashed potatoes and meatloaf. Cynthia Aoki combines the two into an attractive “log” that is pretty and tasty enough to serve to guests. Read more

Raising the bar

Diane “Dee” Radcliffe grew up in northern Wisconsin, so she was familiar with rhubarb, which looks like red celery stalks. Read more

Just wingin’ it

Alice Yang was famous for her spicy battered chicken wings at several locations decades ago. Read more


Mary Madinger Balding has made this mango bread often, as it is popular with her family and easy to prepare. Read more

A fried feast

In 2003, Than Htut Aye moved to Hawaii from Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (formerly called Burma) and has worked at Pacific Gateway as a resettlement program manager for many years. Read more

Crispy cutlets

Oksana Kroshka moved to Hawaii five months ago from Kremenchuk in central Ukraine to live with her daughter Vlada, who married a man from Hawaii. Read more

A refreshing appetizer

Kathy Inkinen of Nuuanu has been an active member of the Japanese Women’s Society for more than 30 years and enjoys the friendships she has made Read more

A southern standard

The saying “necessity is the mother of invention” is true for Dave Alefaio of Kaneohe. Read more

A tried-and-true favorite

Jamie Seu has more than 1,200 followers on Instagram (@j2kbakery) who can’t wait to see what she is making. Read more

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