Archive | April, 2012

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Hawaiian Food Traditions: Ted’s Bakery and Portuguese Sausage, Rice, and Eggs

The fabled (and frequently forgotten) North Shore of Oahu is known for its waves and beaches, not its cuisine. But surfing swells your appetite (or so I’m told) and many locals and visitors feed that hunger with a visit to Ted’s Bakery in Sunset Beach. Last week, I talked story about Waialua Bakery in Haleiwa […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Lime-Scented Coconut Friands with Chocolate Drizzle

As you’ve come to expect, my Saturday edition of French Fridays with Dorie… Yes, it’s “friands” – not a misspelling of “friends”. But these little pastries will surely become your best buddies once you taste them. They are a French pastry, explains Dorie in Around My French Table, closely related to “financiers”. Financiers are a nut-based pastry […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Spam (and I’m not talking junk mail)

Really – what can I say except to assure you that this is not a photoshopped trick! It was for sale at the Honolulu Airport! True story. (photo captured amidst gasps of shock and laughter by @dormantchef via iPhone)

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Talking Story – Food Adventures Hawaiian Style

We just returned from a magical week on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. From a four-generation family gathering to a beachfront hotel used as the set for two recent Hollywood movies to a chance encounter with the Dalai Lama (really!), it was a wet, wild, wacky, wonderful seven days. Of course we were constantly on […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Can you name this tropical fruit?

What is this unique, colorful, beautiful tropical fruit? Leave your answer in the comments below. Happy Wednesday!

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Shhh! I’m Not Preparing My Mother’s Brisket Recipe for Passover

Last October, I shared my mother’s recipe for brisket, as I lamented the onset of fall but my anticipation for a long season of braising, my favorite method of cooking. Well we are almost into barbecue season but I have one last chance for The Big Braise. We are celebrating Passover with a family seder […]

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A Blogger’s Bite of the Big Apple

This time last year, I was heading to New York City with two hungry teens and @dormantchef for a food-filled vacation. This year, much to their dismay, I left the family behind and headed to the the Big Apple alone for the International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference. I’m back chock full of stories and inspiration […]

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