Brother, can you spare a rib?

I’ve been wandering many recipe roads in the past few days: researching school-days dishes from the ’40s-’70s, brainstorming a cooking course I’ll be helping with at Grand Cafe & Bakery in March that will include some homey, old-style preparations. For people like me, reading about […]

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Forgotten fruit?

An upcoming recipe competition on the Big Island will celebrate Hawai’i’s largely unappreciated one-time staple, ulu or breadfruit (see details below). Breadfruit, starchy, bland but filling, wasn’t Hawaiians’ favorite; they preferred kalo (taro) and ‘uala (sweet potatoes), but it was an important staple especially in […]

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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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O, Happy Day!

Had lunch two days in a row with two different knowledgeable and helpful friends; with no office to go to besides my couch, it’s important to keep touch. Don’t isolate; “no good can come of it,” as the Bible says. But back to food: Had […]

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Post-holidays: Pruning the leftovers

My project Monday, besides a fabulous nap, was peering into the depths of the refrigerator and identifying my targets, like cleaning a closet or storeroom. Categories: 1. No use, getting sad — throw away. 2. Still good, needs a transformation. 3. Useful for later, into […]

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Have you had enough?

Just a quick post to say I hope everyone who reads this has an enjoyable, safe New Year’s Eve. Remember this, the title of a book I once read: “Enough is a Feast.” Be mindful of those who do not have enough. Be mindful of […]

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