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February 8, 2016

Honey is the Bee’s Knees

A friend of mine recently recommended drinking some honey in hot water to soothe my irritated throat from all the vog we’ve experienced lately (it does help!) and it got me thinking about what an amazing natural substance honey really is. When bees put their special touch on pollen, resins and nectar from flowers, they…

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February 2, 2016

Your Golden Ticket for Chocolate Bliss

Taking inspiration from Roald Dahl’s tale of Willy Wonka and his magical Chocolate Factory, I’m ready to give every chocoholic out there a tour of Honolulu’s most exciting cocoa-filled treats — with some help from the Oompa Loom-pas, of course! It’s a fabulous adventure to go on because chocolate has developed a special significance here…

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January 25, 2016

Invigorating Veggies

I often hear from Dining Out readers who are vegetarian and want to know about more places to find absolutely delicious dishes they can enjoy. This is definitely a topic worth highlighting, as there is a growing number of people who fall into this category — according to Vegetarian Times, upward of 7 million Americans…

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January 18, 2016

California Dreamin’ With Cioppino

Listen up, seafood aficionados: I’ve got a dish in store for you that you’re going to fall for, hook, line and sinker! There are many a great fish stew out there, from the golden, garlic-filled bouillabaisse of France to the Moqueca de Peixe of Brazil, enhanced with tropical fish and coconut milk. Perhaps my favorite…

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January 11, 2016

Warming Up To Wonton

Though Hawaii’s scorching rays of sunshine still are shining as the clock strikes noon, we’ve officially entered that refreshing time of year when chilly, crisp air comes over us with the sun’s setting and sticks around through the morning hours. We may not have the minus-zero-degree weather that the Mainland experiences, but our island winters…

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January 4, 2016

The More, The Merrier

I know many people have kicked off January with the resolution to eat less after a feast-filled holiday season, but I’ve got something else in mind for all of us foodies out there. While I fully support eating healthy any time of year, I also recognize the urge to full-on pig out at times —…

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December 28, 2015

Welcoming 2016 With Prosperous Fare

Now that the busiest part of the holiday season is behind us, we can start focusing on the new year ahead. As the countdown to midnight draws closer, many of us are taking time to reflect and set goals for the next go-around. I, too, will be doing these things, but I have to admit…

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December 20, 2015

Trying – And Loving – Escargot

With Christmas in sight, the time of year for celebratory feasts is upon us, presenting the perfect opportunity to try a delicacy reserved for special occasions — something like escargot. Now, if you’ve never tried this snail specialty before, I know what you’re thinking, and trust me, I was reluctant to order it at first…

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December 14, 2015

Melting My Heart

One thing I rarely hear anyone disagree with is the pure molten magic of melted cheese — oozing out of grilled cheese sandwiches, topping mouthwatering pizza slices and sizzling over lasagna. Well, the Swiss were clever enough to take this celestial melted bliss, mix it with some wine and herbs, and create an entire dining…

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December 7, 2015

Where The Cooking Process Heats Up

Any gourmet chef, home cook or foodie would agree that the techniques that go into making our favorite dishes are just as important as the flavorful meals themselves. If it weren’t for an imu, kalua pig wouldn’t have its amazing smoky flavor, and if pizza stones didn’t exist, we’d never get those mouthwatering crispy crusts….

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