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Food & Dining

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

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...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Barbecuing Spicy Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Dr. Renee Nagata has been a veterinarian at VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital in Kaneohe for the past 19 years. Her caring and compassion are what...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // World-class Wines For The World Cup
I had a bout of the flu last week, so I was bedridden for a bit. Not the best of times, but I did get...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Raiatea In The Kitchen: She Cooks, Too!
When Raiatea Helm visited the Cooking Hawaiian Style kitchen, she showed us that she is the complete package: She sings and cooks! I have been...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Delicious Examples Of Wines Without Oak
Surfing without a surf-board may seem foreign to many, especially those who did not grow up around the ocean. But it does exist: It is,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Lots Of Good Things Go Into This Pesto
Born and raised on Oahu, Nalei Akina believes it was a great privilege to learn from her kupuna about her Hawaiian heritage, and honors those...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Bringing Brother Adam Into The Kitchen
This week, my younger brother, chef Adam Tabura, stops by the Ferguson kitchen. Winner of the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network and...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Cooking From The Heart For Father’s Day
Brad Powell, a champion of local theater and dance, has been the executive director of The Actors Group (TAG) for the past 15 years, staging...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Objectivity In Wine Tasting?
Can tasting wine be completely objective? As a trained wine taster, I am supposed to say yes, and yet I struggle with this question because...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Tasty Island Pork Brings Back Memories
This week’s Cooking Hawaiian Style guest from Shinsato hog farms brought me back to growing up on the island of Lanai. Glenn Shinsato showed us...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Cultural, Sensual Sharing Of Wine
I think most of us agree that when we open a special bottle of wine, we try to save it for the right moment and...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Spicy Salmon Is ‘A Touch Of First Class’
Long before graduating from Kailua High School in 1966, Kaneohe resident Terry Terrell (aka Teresa Webber) had two life goals: to fly for Pan American...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Ahi Pasta With A Splash Of Asian Flavor
Colleen Hanabusa not only knows politics but also her way around the kitchen. You always can find her cooking for her homesick staff on Capitol...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Teri Chicken With Mango Salsa – Sweet!
Eve Yeung, a labor law attorney in Honolulu, is a volunteer and board member for Pacific Survivor Center (PSC), a Hawaii-based nonprofit organization whose mission...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Silver Oak And Twomey Cellars Preview
I recently was privileged to attend a preview tasting of the upcoming releases of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars. These wines are not yet on...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Pairing Cigars And Wines (And Food Too)
A cigar and wine pairing is not exactly ideal. Or is it? For me the two rarely go together. If ever I have a cigar,...

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