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Library benefit cookbook celebrates old Waipahu


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm
The Friends of Waipahu Public Library’s new cookbook mixes recipes with the memories of those who call Waipahu home. Read More

Halekulani introduces new Elijah Craig private bottling


Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 9:14 am
Some of the best gifts are those that come with a story attached. If you want to impress the whiskey geek in your life this Christmas, head to Waikiki for a taste of the Halekulani’s new private-label Elijah Craig bourbon. Read More

‘Piecaken’ a multi-layered holiday surprise


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:32 pm
What would you call a pie layered over another pie, topped with a cake? Fanny Esparza- Queloz, owner and baker at the new Soleil d’Hawaii Bakery calls it “festive” — and she’ll make you one. Read More

Waikiki resorts recreate themselves with gingerbread


Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 11:23 pm
Bakers at the Moana Surfrider and The Royal Hawaiian sister hotels have embraced gingerbread as the mainstay of holiday displays in the lobbies. Read More

Award-winning edible art on display at Minamoto Kitchoan


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:34 pm
In Japan, just because something is edible doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for consumption. The country’s long history of sweet edible arts includes a tradition rooted in the Edo Period that presents confections strictlyas a feast for the eyes. Minamoto Kitchoan, a Japan confectionery that has expanded across the globe, presents one such award-winning work at its Ala Moana Center location. Read More

Christmas cookies make holiday season bright


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Gather your friends, family and co-workers and get into the Christmas spirit with a cookie exchange. Each person should bring a dozen cookies for each guest participating in the exchange. Read More
 

Okinawan peanut tofu worth seeking out


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm
I love a good food movie but often leave the theater feeling hungry and something like unrequited love. It happens when the food starring in the film is unobtainable locally. That’s what I felt following last month’s Honolulu International Film Festival screening of “Jimami Tofu,” a love story about a humble chef and a snobby Tokyo-based food critic whose cold heart is thawed by a taste of home. Read More

More tastes of Okinawa served at Hide-Chan


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Okinawa has a reputation as “The Land of the Immortals,” with its high concentration of centenarians who achieve longevitywithout many of the afflictions associated with old age, such as heart attack and stroke, cancer, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

Boiling Crab opens for business in Kakaako


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm
The first Hawaii outlet of the Boiling Crab chain is now open at Salt at Our Kakaako. Read More
 

New cookbook marks milestone for Down to Earth


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Down to Earth Organic & Natural market is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the “Down to Earth Cookbook,” a collection of 40 recipes based on the most popular dishes from its deli and cooking classes, one for each year. Read More

Multicooker provides magic to create savory meals fast


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm
The hardest ingredient to find for any weeknight recipe is time. Tuesdays after work just don’t have a lot of it, and it’s not as if you can order more time online. A slow cooker can help by doing the cooking while you’re at the office. Load it up in the morning and come home after work to a fragrant, hearty meal. Read More

Lemon-infused olive oil perfect with mackerel


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:53 pm
Mackerel is an underrated fish — tender and roasted along with olives, basil and cherry tomatoes, it makes a zippy dish perfect for any given weeknight. Read More

Cheesy pastries rooted in Hanukkah intrigue


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:55 pm
At the culinary heart of Hanukkah (which began Tuesday) are foods fried in oil to commemorate the triumph of the Maccabees, who won back their sacred temple, and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days. But there’s another Hanukkah story, not as well-known, that shifts the culinary narrative to a brave woman and her killer cheese. Read More

Black lentils bring drama, especially when paired with squash


Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm
Black lentils have so much drama to them, especially when paired with anything that is contrasting in color, such as the squash used here. Read More

Recipe Correction: Golden Fruitcake

Last week’s recipe for Golden Fruitcake failed to list a key ingredient, due to a misunderstanding with contributor Mae Mikami. Although it includes a considerable amount of dried fruit, the cake also is supposed to contain almost an equal amount of candied fruit. Read More
Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm

Japan’s Sugiura, Hawaiian food master Lee collaborate on pop-ups


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm
An introduction to Hawaiian food was long overdue for Hitoshi Sugiura, an award-winning Japanese chef who spent years in the U.S. working for the Patina Restaurant Group. At the suggestion of a friend who was a fan of the now-shuttered Ono Hawaiian Food, Sugiura visited the isles and got a cooking lesson in Hawaiian food from another kitchen master, Vivian Lee. Read More

No joke: Fruitcakes a classic holiday delight


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm
It’s that jolly time of the year again when the fruitcake jokes start: Have you heard the one about using the fruitcake as a doorstop? Or that the same cake has been re-gifted to your relatives for the last 10 Christmases? Read More

Flourless fruitcake emphasizes positive elements


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Retired orthopedic surgeon Argyl Bacon was no particular fan of fruitcake until about 30 years ago, he said, when a nurse handed him a fruit-cupcake. He was impressed and got the recipe. Read More

Fundraising cookbook inspires dining in


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm
“Everyday Recipes for Everyday Energy,” Hawaiian Electric Co.’s new fundraising cookbook for Aloha United Way, offers more than 100 recipesfrom employees, retirees and their families that you’ll love. Read More

Eating House 1849 adds new dishes


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm
Jason Peel has reteamed with his former boss Roy Yamaguchi, this time as executive chef for the International Market Place location of Eating House 1849. Read More

Happy Cake a ‘well-kept secret’ with loyal fans


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Mark Berwick of Hawaii Kai thinks that the “finest fruitcake in the nation” can be found right here in the islands. It’s far better than the mass-produced cakes from the mainland that sit on shelves for months, he claims. Read More

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