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Library benefit cookbook celebrates old Waipahu

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Library benefit cookbook celebrates old Waipahu

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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Homemade vanilla extract a versatile ingredient in kitchen

Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Roberta Chong Kee and Paula Ho‘opai remember their mother “curing” vanilla beans in rum in a dark kitchen cupboard. Chong Kee continues the tradition as a way of remembering the generous nature of their late mother, Nancy “Gladys” Teixeira. 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

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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

By the Glass

Notable wines help top off 2017

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Looking back at 2017 and all the wines tasted, here is a shortlist of some of the most memorable ones that offer value as well as quality. 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

Does it Work?

Fizzics Waytap adds dense foam layer to beer

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm
Changing the way people drink beer, and making brews from the bottle or can taste better than draft beer from a keg — these are claims made by the creators of a device called the Fizzics Waytap, which pumps beer from a bottle or can through a tap and adds a dense layer of suds on top. Read More

Electric Kitchen

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

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

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
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Grab and Go

Flavors of South found in Aiea

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm
Hawaii may be the southernmost state in the U.S., but when Southern food is contemplated, it is not kalua pork and poi that fire up the salivary glands. Rather, it’s dishes like fried chicken, smothered pork chops, collard greens and cornbread. Read More

Health Options

Food restrictions pose challenges during holidays

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Holiday celebrations are all about bringing family and friends together. And, of course, sharing good food is central to festive traditions. Read More

If I Can, You Can

Turkeys by the dozen a tradition for ‘Model Mother’

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:41 pm
A mother thinks of everything, and if Melissa Wong is anything, she’s a mother. In her desire to keep folks fed, Wong plans ahead for Thanksgiving — way ahead, as a good mother should. She provides one turkey for the party itself and another for afterward. Read More

Local Moco

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

On Tap in Hawaii

When pondering Thanksgiving dessert, think beer

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about the most important part of the meal: what to drink. Read More

Spirited Conversations

Crack-seed cocktails conjure childhood memories

Updated on  September 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm
The unique smell of the crack-seed store brings back childhood memories. The sweet and salty taste of li hing mui can have local folk reminiscing about football tailgates, trips to the movies and treats from our grandparents. 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 find a happy home in baked dish

Updated on  December 1, 2017 at 12:35 am
As much as I like holiday leftovers, I need full-fledged recipes to use up my turkey and transform the Thanksgiving flavor. Read More

The Weekly Eater

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


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