Archive | April, 2012

Portuguese Sausage

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

A family favorite and a classic Hawaiian specialty – Portuguese sausage marries beautifully with soy sauce eggs and Japanese rice.

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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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