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Food & Dining

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

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Dishing Up Good-for-you Kabocha Stew
I have been very fortunate to work with the gang at Aloha Care Hawaii and their great efforts and involvement with the community. They have...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Surprise Pairing With Italian Cuisine
This week I find myself torn between writing about a crazy food and wine pairing that I thought would totally be horrible, and a lovely...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Chicken Soup To Soothe The Kolohe Soul
Roman De Peralta grew up enjoying the surf and sand, so it’s no surprise that the themes of his music are inspired by the ocean....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // French Wines With Halekulani Cuisine
Because there was so much goodness at the Halekulani tasting, it fills up two columns! Here are more highlights of a tasting trip through France,...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Gordon Lum’s Island-style Ribs
I first met Gordon Lum at a dinner party at Popo June Tong’s house in Palolo Valley about a year ago. It was a potluck...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Getting All Fired Up For Raku And Poke
Hawaii Craftsmens’ Raku Ho‘olaule‘a celebrates 39 years May 22-25 with a beachside event at Camp Mokule‘ia on Oahu’s North Shore. Hawaii Craftsmen is a nonprofit...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Yep, Roman Rocks In The Kitchen, Too
Roman De Peralta, surfer and lead singer of the group Kolohe Kai, took time out of his busy touring schedule to grace our kitchen and...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Traveling Through France At Halekulani
I have to tell you about this fabulous tasting I attended at Halekulani with 14 of Kermit Lynch’s vigneron in attendance. Just to have 14...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Tossing Fresh Vegetables In The Wok
Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha is a world-renowned miracle soul healer. He is the founder of Soul Mind Body Medicine and was trained as...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Like Fresh Summer Rolls? It’s A Wrap
Tung Chau and Hong K. Cao, owners of Ba-Le Sandwich Shop and Bakery in Kailua, have worked very hard to make their business a success....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Silly Side Of Serious Sommeliers
We have to have fun with what we do, right? I try not to take myself too seriously; I know I’m still working on it....

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Talking All Things Taro With Papa Tottori
Last season we featured iconic Taro Brand on the show, and we just had to have them back. Visiting this time was owner and patriarch...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // A Band Of Brothers Hits The Kitchen
I have known Makani Tabura and Chef Adam Tabura my whole life — in fact, I know them so well I used to feed and...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Keeping Cool With A Fresh, Fruity Salad
Dustin Roberts was born and raised in Kahaluu, and now enjoys his job as lunch chef at Macy’s Gazebo in Windward Mall. Dustin is grateful...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Elite 1 Percent Of The Wine World
I like the 1 percent. Numbers show that, of all the wine produced in the world, a mere 1-3 percent of it has the ability...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Sun Noodles Shine In This Saimin Soup
We are very fortunate in Hawaii to grow up eating saimin — Hawaii’s version of ramen, which continues to gain worldwide popularity. We are blessed...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Wrapping Up A Sweet Vegetarian Fiesta
Marla Momi Musick created Pacifikology, a pop up design shop, to showcase the work of artists, designers, Hawaii products and creative services that reflect contemporary...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Sharing A Few New Fine Wine Finds
I just spent three days in Portland, Ore., with some of the top wine professionals across the nation. As a member of the Court of...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Adding Just The Right Kick To Fried Rice
When you say the words “kim chee” in Hawaii, Mike Irish is a name that will pop into the conversation. Owner of Halm’s Enterprises since...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Going Wild For Savory Baked Salmon
Since 1946, Easter Seals Hawaii has been driven by its mission to empower people with developmental disabilities and special needs to achieve their goals and...

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