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Food & Dining

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

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Mom’s Secret To Rich, Flavorful Pinakbet
I grew up eating all kinds of food, but pinakbet was definitely one of my favorites. I learned how to make this from my mom,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sweet Kosher Kugel For Passover
Passover, which begins next week, commemorates the freedom and exodus of the Jewish slaves from Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II about 3,000...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Value Of California’s Paso Robles
If you were to ask me what is one of California’s top emerging wine regions, I quickly would reply Paso Robles. It is a hotbed...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Small-tot Time Comfort Food
A lot of people will go to the Cooking Hawaiian Style website and then say, “That’s not Hawaiian or Hawaii food,” and to that, I...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Warming Up With A Bowl Of Savory Soup
Matt Catingub, artistic director and founder of Hawaii Pops, is multitalented — a saxophonist, woodwind artist, conductor, pianist, vocalist, performer, composer and arranger. He is...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Toast To Wine-loving Chocoholics
My wife is a chocoholic — the best kind. Like many, she adores, in particular, dark chocolate. So everywhere I travel, I always bring back...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Ho‘ohuli Spills The Beans About Cooking
Radasha Ho‘ohuli, Miss Hawaii USA 2006, hails from Nanakuli. I have been friends with Radasha for about 15 years. When I asked her to be...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A St. Patty’s Day Tradition
Michael McDermott is originally from Cleveland, and moved to Hawaii six years ago at the invitation of his girlfriend at the time. He says that...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Cultural Views On A First Taste Of Wine
Warning: This column contains instances of underage drinking. My son is 10 years old, and many of my friends have been asking me if he...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // A Simply Satisfying Pasta With Shrimp
Onda Pasta brings us Italy and Hawaii blended together on the North Shore. We invited owners Andrea and Jessica Onetti to the show to share...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // The Bountiful Benefits Of Broccoli
Connie Gayle, a world-renowned expert, has been enhancing the beauty of residents and visitors to Hawaii for more than 40 years. The registered nurse and...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // It’s Time To Spring For A Nice Dry Rosé
Spring is on its way. For some areas of the U.S., it cannot come soon enough. The season is traditionally a time of renewal: the...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // This Salad Says Aloha With Each Bite
Olena Heu and I have been friends for a long time, having met while working at the radio station. I had just started as a...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Pairing Wines With ‘Stinky’ Cuban Cigars
There is a four-letter word that has some people salivating about obtaining enjoyable consumables that are, up to this point, illegal. The word is Cuba....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Avocado Adds Amazing To Chicken Soup
Erin Maile Bortles O’Keefe grew up on Oahu overlooking Maunalua Bay, where she enjoyed watching humpback whales every January through March. Her studies took her...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Make This Smokin’ Pie And Dive Right In
Kimi Werner is such an amazing human being, and I was happy to have her join our show. She is most famous for her freediving...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wine Imports, Sales By The Numbers
I just received a copy of the Gomberg Report, which details wine sales and imports for the United States. There were some very interesting developments...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Savoring An Island-grown Salad
Eser Domingo, executive chef at Ruth’s Chris Steak House Waterfront Plaza, was born and raised on the Leeward coast of Oahu. He is a proud...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Augie’s Corne Beef & Cabbage
Augie Tulba has been part of Hawaii’s landscape of entertainers the past 20 years. Opening for comedians such as Damon Wayons and Howie Mandel, he...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Kale Fruit Smoothie
The historic Hawaii Theatre has been entertaining residents and visitors for more than 90 years. Having undergone an extensive restoration, today it draws visitors and...

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