Chicken Little

Working on a project related to a favorite subject: memories of school lunch. Paging through files, I came across a recipe I tried once before and loved, and decided to make it for dinner. (Forgive me; camera issues so no pix today.) It’s an oven-“fried” […]

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Fulfilling a promise: hek-ka

Hekka is a dish you no longer hear of or see very often, even though chopped, across-the-bone cuts of chicken are still called “hekka chicken” at some Foodland stores. A few years ago, chef Mark Noguchi and I went on a mission to find out […]

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Hope Yule have a great year!

Perhaps the most spare Christmas I’ve ever had has been one of the best: breakfast with Husband, a rockin’ Christmas service at Hope Chapel Kane’ohe, cooking all day (jook for a sick friend plus our modest Christmas dinner), takin’ care of business. When all of […]

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First is best: That’s an order

Tomorrow: The gift of a foodie (and more) friend. I’m trying to follow my personal Best Practice when ordering in restaurants:  Order the first thing that appeals to you. No matter what. (Just be sure you’ve read the menu description carefully so there are no […]

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If at first . . .

In the whipped cream-light realm of reality TV, “Top Chef” is practically PBS. Conflicts rarely erupt into physical violence. The profanity is rather tame. And people say things like “feel the love” and mean it. (Okay, Carla may be the only one who says that.) […]

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