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Spice of Life

Tasting the fifth flavor at Star Noodle

When I think of the holidays, I think of Asian food. It’s a city kid thing. We have the obligatory meals with our families, we get over-done on turkey and roasts, and we long for something different. I go mad for Asian food. I love noodles and dumplings with a passion. I can’t think of ...

Aloha is a main ingredient at Mama’s Fish House restaurant

Review the most famous restaurant on Maui?! Dine in a coconut grove next to the sea and feast my eyes on the glorious north shore surf in one of the most revered, best loved, family-owned dining spots on island? Yes please and thank you, I’d just love to! Doris and Floyd Christenson, avid ...

Eatery brings change of pace to Maui’s south side dining scene

Thanksgiving is finally upon us. This Thanksgiving will be my first with my baby daughter. I’ve never felt the spirit of Thanksgiving more. This season is all about family — ohana — which includes not just our blood family, but our friends, our in-laws, our neighbors and our extended ...

In search of a perfect cup of coffee

Coffee adventures. I just love, just adore, can’t live without coffee! The aroma, the ritual behind brewing up the perfect cup. The black velvety, favorite pick-me-up of the the entire world. No morning would be complete with- out it. More than 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in ...

‘Da kine grinds’ found at Maui’s tiny, home-style restaurants

There are hundreds of food trucks on Maui. I’m getting to know the owners and finding out what inspired them to create their food vision on wheels. Maui food trucks are birthed in tradition and are multi-cultural. They are colorful, individual and irresistible. Where fast foods fails, food ...

Fresh produce, Maui-made products draw shoppers to farmers markets

Local farmers and food artisans can be found at farmers markets from Hana to West Maui. Here’s the story behind some of the entreprenuers I recently spoke with at farmers markets on the island: Kyle and Bina Fisher operate Graze and Sprout Farm in Makawao. It’s a small-scale organic farm ...

All Hallows’ Eve aloha style on Maui

This time of year is my personal favorite. The days are shorter and the nights are cooler. Halloween is fast approaching and it kicks off the holiday season with a theme old and young have come to adore. Halloween, in its beginning, was once the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. October ...