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June 28, 2015

Cheers to a Star-Spangled Potluck

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for July Fourth to arrive. It will signal the most anticipated event of the summer for many a food-enthusiast: the one-and-only Independence Day barbecue, which will leave us filled to the brim with hot-off-the-grill hamburgers, hot dogs and maybe even some All-American ice cream, if we’re…

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June 21, 2015

Fine Pappardelle Straight from the Kitchen

In Italian, the word pappare means “to gobble up,” an action that we all can relate to in our deepest bouts of hunger. The phrase also is where pappardelle pasta gets its name from, as the Italians must have known that anyone in their right mind would absolutely want to scarf down a bowl of…

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June 14, 2015

Getting a ‘Man-Handle’ on Seafood Boils

Have you ever seen that episode of “Seinfeld” where Jerry dates a woman with large, masculine hands who everyone on the show calls Man Hands? It’s a great one, and if you haven’t seen it, there’s one scene in which Man Hands grabs hold of a lobster tail at a restaurant, crushing the shell to…

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June 7, 2015

The Key to My Heart

They’re petite, yellow-green and pack quite a citrusy punch. I’m not talking about the regular limes you find in grocery stores; what I’m bringing to your attention are the citrus-fruit world’s juicy little jewels known as key limes — commonly found in the Florida Keys — because we have them to thank for one of…

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May 31, 2015

Hooked on Chilean Sea Bass

From fresh poke and world-class sushi to grilled mahi mahi, hamachi, onaga, you name it, we are no strangers to incredible fish here in the Islands. To all my fellow seafood lovers out there, I’m calling on you to join me in an exciting culinary challenge this week. Let’s get creative and forego our usual…

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May 26, 2015

One with the waffles

The first signs of summer are emerging all around us, as school years begin to wrap up, the sun starts to shine brighter and we get ready to fire up the grills for festive Memorial Day barbecues. These all are indicators to me that it’s time to fully embrace summer mode in all its free-spirited…

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May 18, 2015

Say YES to Sukiyaki

Synonymous with comfort food, sukiyaki is a dish that’s absolutely worth getting to know. The popular form of simmering nabe may be traditionally enjoyed during winter months, but here I am — in the middle of May, clad in a tank top and all — craving this Japanese stunner as if it were the last…

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May 10, 2015

Let’s Hear it for Sizzling Platters

Hisssssss … crackle … spark! If food could sing, without a doubt its theme song would be the loud sizzle that ignites from fiery hot plates served at our favorite restaurants. That’s right, we’ve all had those moments when we’re waiting for our food to arrive — and suddenly, heads turn and gasps are sounded…

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May 6, 2015

There’s no match for Matcha

Of all the diverse options of green tea that exist, there’s one variety that leaves the others trailing in the dust. With its bracing earthy flavors and numerous health benefits, matcha stands in a class of its own, brimming with potent antioxidants, detoxifiers and metabolism boosters. And, of course, there’s its wildly bright green —…

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April 27, 2015

Broke da Mout’ Hawaiian Plates

No matter where in the world life takes me, I’ll always be a local girl at heart. Though I’ve been to many exotic places around the world, Hawaii is my home. The Islands are a very special place, one that’s immersed in the aloha spirit and a culture centered on ohana. And the food? Especially…

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