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Food & Dining

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

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...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Tidbits From A Tasting Trip To France
Just coming back from France, I have a few little tidbits I wanted to share with you, from some of the kookiest things I have...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Sweet Pastry
I have such fond childhood memories of my parents bringing home boxes of pastries, breads and cakes from the bakery, especially King’s Bakery,” says Lori...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Tasty Kimchee
Congratulations to Aiea residents Michelle and Lance Minchew, who are celebrating their second wedding anniversary this month. Michelle, a graduate of Heald College, has been...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Tasting Tour Of France
I just spent 10 days in France visiting some of the classic growing regions. It was cold and rainy for many of the days, but...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Recreating A Like Like Fave
I don’t think people realize what it takes to put on a cooking show. You have guest coordination, prep, five-camera setup, lights, yada, yada, yada....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // French Wineries Shrug Off Security
With the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris still ringing in our collective consciousness, I was asked about what French wineries do about security....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Making Spinach The Basis Of A Big Salad
This is a momentous year at Ballet Hawaii, with a 30th anniversary for artistic director Pamela Taylor Tongg and a new executive director, Kenji Stevens....

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...

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