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

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,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // The Spicy Taste Of Southeast Asia
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, when you went to work each day, you worked with close friends? That’s the kind of job Mccully area resident...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // The Sweetness Of Springtime In A Salad
Jon Nakamatsu, Van Cliburn piano contest winner in 1997, returns to Honolulu to guest star in this year’s Aloha International Piano Festival, a nonprofit weeklong...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Crazy, Lazy, Wine-silly Days Of Summer
Summer is almost here, and I’m feeling a bit crazy! Not crazy mean, but crazy silly. I don’t know if it is that glass of...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Taste Of Greek History For Oenophiles
I have come to expect that learning about wine has much to do with history. This day I am immersed in the history of an...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Pasta Bake For Mom’s Special Day
Evan Wojnar enjoys her job as a server at Buona Sera Italian Restaurant in Kailua, where chef-owner Kevin Ma has been cooking for his devoted...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Chicken Salad With Apples, Pineapples
Women’s Fund of Hawaii believes when women thrive, communities prosper. This group of women helping women supports innovative, grassroots programs that address factors standing in...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wonderful Decadence In Portland
You can bet your wine cellar that when you get almost 30 Master Sommeliers from around the country in one place, we are going to...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Discovering Quality Wines At Every Price
Many wine critics believe that we are living through a “golden age” of wine. There are so many great wines in almost every price category....

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