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                                Halloween drinks, from left, Fear of Spiders, The Vaccine, Afraid of the Dark and the Lightning and the Thunder.

Spirited Conversations: Face your fears with Halloween cocktails

Spirited Conversations: Face your fears with Halloween cocktails

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Back in the Day

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                                Vanh Sivongxay ladles out her Gang Normai soup.
Back in the Day: A soupy stew is born of bamboo

A traditional dish in Laotian homes is a flavorful herb-filled soup called Gang Normai that showcases slices of cooked fresh bamboo shoots. Read more

Barfly

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                                Brittany Ciscato, bartender and server at The Shack Kailua, sanitizes plexiglass dividers installed at the bar. The Shack has moved some tables outside to expand capacity while accommodating social distancing.
Barfly: Safety precautions change Oahu bar scene’s routine

Friday marks an important milestone for bars on Oahu, as all of them will finally be allowed to reopen after being shuttered by Gov. David Ige’s March 25 stay-home order. Read more

By Request

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                                Baked orange chicken is among the menu items that chef Royce Arakaki created for residents of ‘Ilima at Leihano.
By Request: Balancing good nutrition with favorite flavors

Royce Arakaki’s first job in food service, making takeout sushi as a high-schooler, taught him a couple of things. Read more

By the Glass

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By the Glass: Inspiration found in the fields

The second time around, a book can offer a new range of insights. Read more

Cravings

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                                Erika Navarrete Nagle, a television producer in Denver, Colo., prepared a meal, July 26, for her family in Denver. Before she began quarantining in late March, the 33-year-old had never cooked chicken. “I was a mess in the kitchen,” she says. ”I grew up in a Cuban family with a mother and sister who always cooked for me. You’d think I picked up a thing or two, but I’ve always been a workaholic and I never made time nor had the desire to cook.” “It took a global pandemic and mandatory quarantine for me to learn,” she says.
From exhilaration to fatigue, home cooks assess new normal

Some new habits and skills appear likely to last. Read more

Does it Work?

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Cereal and milk cup.
Does it Work: Cereal stays crisp in CrunchCup

The CrunchCup is ideal for single- serve cereals, such as the small boxes in a Kellogg’s Fun Pack. Read more

Easy-Kine Cooking

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                                Don’t want until Thanksgiving to try Stirling Morita’s stuffing.
Easy-Kine Cooking: Unlikely ingredient boosts stuffing

Using a specific margarine makes an easy stuffing rich and addictive. Read more

Electric Kitchen

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                                Limu grown by Waimanalo Limu Hui is to be replanted in Waimanalo Bay.
The Electric Kitchen: Limu adds oomph to meals

A trio of dishes makes use of seaweed. Read more

Farmers Markets

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                                Sisou Chanthabandith and his wife, Vanh, sold the remainder of their produce at their stall at an open market.
Farmer’s Market Calendar: October 2020

A listing of farmers markets open to the public, courtesy Crave. Read more

Going Gluten-Free

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                                Fish gets a gluten- free coating with products from Jeff Nathan, the chunkier crumbs in front, and the finer Landau Natural Foods.
All gluten-free panko are not created equal

There’s nothing like the light crispness that only panko can provide, yet it’s a texture that’s rare in gluten-free foods. Read more

Grab and Go

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                                The Chun’s Bomber Burrito and Mudpie Milkshake are top sellers at Kono’s Northshore.
Grab & Go: Pig out at Kono’s

For a quick trip to hog heaven, visit any of the three Kono’s Northshore restaurants, where kalua pig is fixed every which way but bad. Read more

If I Can, You Can

If I Can, You Can: Homemade dressing keeps salads fresh, economical

There’s almost no downside to making your own dressing: They’re fast and easy, and customizable. Plus they can be made for pennies on the dollar, without the excess sugar, salt and chemicals of the bottled stuff. Read more

Local Moco

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                                Siu mai, a dumpling, is filled with ground pork and fish cake.
Local Moco: Pork dumpling hits the spot

In “Celebrating in Hawai‘i,” cooking expert Muriel Miura offers up her version of siu mai, Chinese pork dumplings. Read more

On Tap in Hawaii

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                                It’s tough to keep the doors open, but local breweries are still producing new beers.
On Tap in Hawaii: Breweries deserve our support during these difficult times

Craft breweries not only employ hundreds of hard-working people, they have helped transform areas of our city and breathe life into once lifeless areas. Read more

Spirited Conversations

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                                Halloween drinks, from left, Fear of Spiders, The Vaccine, Afraid of the Dark and the Lightning and the Thunder.
Spirited Conversations: Face your fears with Halloween cocktails

Think of these drinks as liquid therapy to help you meet your fears head on. Read more

The Little Foodie

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                                A Halloween pizza may look like a mess, but it’s supposed.
The Little Foodie: Pulling off this Halloween pizza takes guts

The preparation of this pull-apart pizza takes some explaining, but it’s really simple and the artistry veryforgiving. Read more

The Weekly Eater

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                                Birria tacos from DJ’s Street Tacos.
The Weekly Eater: On the hunt for the best in birria

Worthy versions of the trendy taco can be found on Oahu. Read more

Quickbites

COURTESY REID SHIMABUKURO
                                Sunrise Restaurant’s pig’s feet soup is among meal highlights during the Okinawan FEASTival.
QuickBites: An Okinawan FEASTival, bonus deals for Restaurant cardholders

The Okinawan FEASTival launches Monday and runs through Nov. 8, a week to support Hawaii’s Okinawan-owned restaurants. Read more

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