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

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Poifect Poi Parfait
HPC Foods Ltd., the state’s foremost taro processor, and its...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // A Coconut Tapioca Worth Waiting For
Betty Shimabukuro writer, author and cook. If you don’t know Betty, you probably recognize her name from her columns in Honolulu Star-Advertiser or her many...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Hawaii Wine Tasting At Its Best
I just helped a friend celebrate his birthday, and he always does it in style by putting together what I like to call “The Greatest...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Flan And Mojitos Courtesy Ballet Hawaii
Five years ago, artistic director and famed choreographer for the Washington Ballet, Septime Webre, was invited by Ballet Hawaii to bring his production of Peter...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Making Kulolo Quick And Easy — Sweet!
When you talk poi, taro or pa’i'ai, the name Daniel Anthony most likely will come up in the conversation. He was a huge part of...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // More Fabulous Foodie Finds In Sin City
This week I’m continuing our Las Vegas culinary adventures with local boy Royden Ellamar, executive chef at Sensi in the Bellagio. Chef Ellamar was born...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // National Accolades For Island Wine Lists
If, like me, you are fanatical about finding not only great food but also great wine, you’ll be pleased to hear that Wine Spectator has...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Cooking Up Poi Stew With Melveen
Molokai tita Melveen Leed graced our kitchen with her spunky sense of humor and aloha. I learned a lot in her short visit. She taught...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Heading To Vegas For The Great Food
When I go to Las Vegas, I don’t go to gamble (much). I go to eat! Indulging is not something I do too often, but...

Rasa Fournier
Vino Sense // Give Us Dates!
By now you know that I am an avid Champagne lover. Who isn’t? And one of the hotly debated topics of conversation in the sommelier/critic...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // A Dream Come True In ‘MidWeek’
First of all, happy 30th anniversary, MidWeek! I was lucky enough to get a cover story in 1998, at the beginning of my career when...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Always A Family Favorite
Happy birthday, MidWeek! It’s hard to believe, but I have been writing this column in MidWeek for the past 19 years, and before that for...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Sharing A Passion For The Wine Life
I never thought that when I got into the wine business back in 1997 and started studying for the Master Sommelier’s exam that I would...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Tasty Macadamia Nut Crepes With Malika
Former KGMB9 meteorologist and former Miss Hawaii Malika Dudley has many talents. Malika is one of my best friends, and I knew if we could...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Pairing Wine With Delicious Vegan Food
I am not a vegan, but I do love really good vegan food. Perhaps my favorite restaurant for vegan fare is Greens & Vines. If...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Getting Keiki Started On Healthy Pizza
Born and raised in Honolulu, Pauline Sato is executive and program director of Malama Learning Center, a non-profit organization based in Kapolei. Pauline has a...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Chef Ippy Shares His Pork Belly Adobo
A lot of local boys who grow up in Hawaii seem to have this knack for cooking. Ippy Aiona from Hawaii island took this to...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wines To Complement July 4 Barbecues
Fourth of July again is upon us, and I am looking forward to many weekend festivities. The summer weather has been beautiful, and I can...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Fiddling Around With Pohole Fern Shoots
Colleen Kimura is the owner and designer of Tutuvi, a tropical design collection of screen-printed fabric, clothing, interior furnishings and banners inspired by plants, sea...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Popo’s Chinese Feast
I had always heard about Popo June Tong, but never really knew the talent this generous lady has. Before she came on the show, she...

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