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Build a Better Bar: Whiskey

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Whiskey has a rich history all over the world. This week, columnist Chandra Lucariello takes a look at the different types of brown spirit produced by distilleries in different regions. Read More

Matthew Getty juggles passion, practicality in culinary career

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Though the siren songs of “Iron Chef” and “Top Chef” lure many a young dreamer into the culinary world, Roosevelt High School senior Matthew Getty — already a two-year veteran at Hula Grill Waikiki — finds more inspiration in the kitchen than on television. Read More

Upscale dining primed for takeoff at Honolulu airport

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 11:51 pm
When you have a captive audience, there’s not much incentive to improve your game, and for decades, that’s the way travelers have felt about airport restaurants. Their reputation has been of bland, dull fare — but that’s about to change at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Read More

Banana business takes off for Hawaii island farm

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Everyone’s familiar with those hard, crunchy banana chips that can crack a tooth, but Lafayette Kona Farm has a chewier, sweeter dried banana alternative. Read More

Old Spaghetti Factory reopens on Oahu at Aloha Tower

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:07 pm
The family-friendly restaurant opened at the Aloha Tower Marketplace this week with the same menu of pasta, pasta and pasta, plus such Italian specialties as chicken Marsala, beef tenderloin medallions and shrimp scampi. Read More

‘Iron Chef’ Morimoto opens Waikiki ramen restaurant

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm
On the heels of Morimoto Asia comes the grand opening of “Iron Chef” Masaharu Mori­moto’s second restaurant in the Alohilani Resort, Momosan by Morimoto. Read More

Biscuits, scones share close family connection

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm
In general, a scone should have some outside crunch and inside fluffiness. That’s not a universal standard, though. Some people like their scones a bit more dense, like a biscuit. Read More

Bacon boosts simple baked salmon recipe

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm
The saltiness and smokiness of the bacon go well with the fresh sweetness of tomatoes, and the contrasting colors of the pink salmon, red tomatoes and brown bacon make this an attractive dish as well. Read More

Homestyle French cooking can be easy, healthy, fun

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm
French cooking doesn’t have to be as complicated as some may think. A typical French meal comprises three courses: a starter, such as a soup or salad; the main dish; then cheese and fruit for dessert. Read More

A crunchy croquette is hard to forget

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 4:57 pm
The word “croquette” takes its name from the French and simply means crunchy and small. Tantalizingly old-school, a well-made croquette is fried to a Pavlovian golden brown, with an inside as tender and moist as the tears of an orphaned squid. Read More

Traditional short-rib recipe uses basic Korean techniques

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm
This traditional Korean short-rib recipe is a delicately flavored dish that employs basic Korean techniques unfamiliar to many western cooks. Read More

Lion Coffee introduces kindler, gentler mascot

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm
It’s a kinder, gentler lion that peers off of packages of Lion Coffee, now that the company has redesigned its logo. Read More

Olino in Kapolei to serve special ‘Deadpool’ menu in May

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 10:54 pm
In honor of Friday’s opening of “Deadpool 2,” the latest Marvel superhero movie, Consolidated Theatre’s Olino in Kapolei is launching a selection of chimichangas. Read More

New chefs join Lee Anne Wong at Hawaiian Airlines

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm
Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Cafe has been named executive chef of the Hawaiian Airlines inflight meal program and will oversee a new crew — three chefs from Honolulu and one from Korea. Read More

Fermented foods are good for the gut

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 5:49 pm
Maintaining healthy digestion, or gut health, is an important part of maintaining overall well-being. This involves eating properly to support the human microbiome, a community of bacterial organisms that live inside our bodies. Read More

Hawai‘i Food & Wine’s 2018 lineup a mixed plate

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 11:38 pm
The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s 2018 incarnation will celebrate both extremes and most levels in between. Read More

Dots is the spot in Wahiawa

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Dots restaurant in Wahiawa is like the old auntie who’s been around forever, always serving something good to eat, playing music and making you feel at home. Read More

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