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Food & Dining

Your guide to food, restaurants, wine and dining in Hawaii.

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Scrambling To Fix Dinner For Siblings
Growing up the oldest of four boys with no father, I had to learn how to cook quickly for my three brothers. Mom went to...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Tossing A Fiber-rich Meal In A Bowl
Greg Lefcourt recently retired as Honolulu Police Department assistant chief after 36 years on the job. In his final position at HPD, Greg was responsible...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Good, Bad And Corked In Sales Pitches
I have been buying and selling wines for almost 20 years now, and a master sommelier since 2005. So, I have some experience with sales...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Succulent Salmon Sings With Flavor
This Maui girl is making some noise in the music industry, and I am so proud of her. When Anuhea first started her career, I...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // You Can’t Beet These Roasted Roots
It’s been six years since the release of the locally produced independent film Princess Kaiulani, but Island Film Group’s Roy Tjioe and Ricardo Galindez quietly...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // When Critics Are Overrated, Not The Wine
Have you ever had an “overrated” wine? What is it that makes it overrated? Do they hype the ratings or the expectations? Conversely maybe you...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Lightening Up An Island Udon Fave
AlohaCare has been a part of Cooking Hawaiian Style from the start, sharing healthy and affordable recipes with the community. Alyssa Moreau created this amazing,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Salad To Complement Any Entree
Although McCully resident Jeffrey Macalam was born and raised on Oahu, he has seen a great deal of the world as a flight attendant for...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Value Of Wine Goes Beyond Dollars
As a wine writer, I struggle with these questions on a weekly basis: What is a wine’s worth? How do we measure the value of...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Creating A Poi-fect Pudding With Cacao
Brynn Foster founded Voyaging Foods to merge her culinary interests with her Hawaiian ancestry, and as a way to pre- serve the poi that her...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wine (And Beer) Trends And Prophecies
With 2015 knocking at our door, I thought this would be a good time to issue my predictions in wine for the upcoming year and...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Cooking In The Kitchen With Kapono
I had the chance to open for C&K a few times on the road doing stand-up comedy,and it has to be one of the highlights...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Frank De Lima Spills Da Beans
The first time I met Frank De Lima, I was 16 and he just got off stage at the Noodle Shop in Waikiki. I was...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Having A Ball This Holiday Season
The new year is just one week away, and with a new year comes those resolutions that usually include getting healthier and staying active. Nick...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Christmas Party Wine List — Cheers!
When is too much good wine too much? A friend of mine puts that question to the test every winter with a Christmas party that...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Sisters Stir Up A Spicy, Sweet, Salty Salad
Sisters Lori Cardenas and Laura Cristobal-Andersland, of Aunty Lilikoi and Salty Wahine, respectively, made the trek from Kauai to share something very spectacular: their version...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // We All Can Be ‘Cooking Hawaiian Style’
Lanai Tabura, host and producer of the popular Cooking Hawaiian Style on OC16 TV and my colleague here at MidWeek, is a talented radio disc...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Last-minute Gift Ideas For Wine Lovers
Christmas is barely a week away, and I am still trying to figure out what to get for a few people. I know this is...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Chef Mavro Is In The House — Sweet!
Chef Mavro always has been one of my favorites because of the way he pays attention to detail. You can taste all of the ingredients...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Simplifying A Hanukkah Tradition
If I had one word to describe Edith Baughn, a registered mammographer at Kapiolani Women’s Center, it would be dedicated! This Hawaii Kai resident was...

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