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Build a Better Bar: Whiskey

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm

Build a Better Bar: Whiskey

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm

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Back in the Day

Wahiawa family’s spicy kim chee soup carries matriarch’s spirit

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm
Gloria Nakea’s mother reinvented the classic Korean dish of kim chee soup, adding nontraditional ingredients and developing a cooking process that keeps it just spicy enough, with all the ingredients the right texture. Read More


Golf course bars offer cocktails with a view

Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 4:56 pm
You don’t have to be a golfer — or even dress like one — to enjoy a cold drink near the links on Oahu. Read More

By Request

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

By the Glass

Finding true value in a bottle

Updated on  May 1, 2018 at 5:28 pm
To find high-quality and affordable wines, find out where vineyard land is less expensive. Then seek out sites owned by one family for generations, where land mortgage costs minimally affect bottle costs, if at all. Here are four examples. 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

Does it Work?

Powder hardens hot frying oil

Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm
The box of three pouches, found at Marukai Wholesale Mart, is covered in Japanese writing, but a quick Google search uncovered an English description under “Kitchen Cooking Oil Waste Hardener.” Read More

Electric Kitchen

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

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Calendar

Updated on  May 10, 2018 at 6:02 pm
If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email or send information to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813. Include time and day of market, location with street address and a phone number. Read More

Grab and Go

Classic burgers are a smash at Chubbies

Updated on  May 10, 2018 at 11:41 am
When Jeffrey Nedry came to Oahu six years ago, he was “disappointed that there was nothing similar to this style and surprised to see how little local ingredients were being used.” So he set out to open a classic burger joint with fresh, quality products. Read More

Health Options

Kratom shows what happens when dietary supplements go wrong

Updated on  May 2, 2018 at 10:43 am
A relatively new dietary supplement has shown up that has its own benefits and risks. This became vividly clear with a recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandatory recall of the supplement called kratom. Read More

If I Can, You Can

Cassava root a valued staple food around the globe

Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
The pursuit of a Ph.D. in botany brought Brazil native Daniela Dutra Elliott to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2008. Through the years, she has kept a piece of Brazil present in her life via a beloved seafood stew from her hometown of Bahia called bobo de camarao. Read More

Local Moco

On Tap in Hawaii

New Oahu beers showcase best of island breweries

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 4:11 pm
The great part of Oahu’s thriving scene is that each brewery creates its own unique flavors, and that means there is always a fresh beer to try. Read More

Spirited Conversations

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


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

The Little Foodie

Leftovers combine to make healthy burrito

Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm
One of the easiest meals I made has become a favorite. I almost saw it as a throwaway, since I was purposely using leftovers. Read More

The Weekly Eater

‘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