Let’s Talk Food: Breakfast is king

If we live by the phrase “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper,” our breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day. After all, breakfast is “a break from a fast.”

Let’s Talk Food: First food thoughts for a new year

New Year’s resolutions are difficult, as we often say we will do it but by the end of January we have not fulfilled it and will probably forget about it. We need to make realistic ones that fit into our lifestyle and will not set us up for failure.

Let’s Talk Food: Cookbooks of the past

Margaret Shiba, like many others, is working from home during this pandemic. She started to sort through old boxes of files, some with recipes her mother wrote by hand as a young bride. She also found little publications, printed between the 1930s and 1950s, “all sponsored by big food corporations for the benefit of housewives around the time of the war. Such period pieces!”

Let’s Talk Food: Meals in bowls

Are you getting tired of being stuck at home and cooking three meals a day for the family? It seems to be a common complaint I hear again and again from parents.

Let’s Talk Food: Monosodium glutamate and other myths

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) was discovered by Kikunae Ikeda, a Japanese chemist, in 1907 by extracting it from seaweed and calling it “ajinomoto,” which means “tasty base.” The flavors of the food with MSG explode on your tongue to make dishes taste even better.

Let’s Talk Food: National Noodle Day is today

Today is National Noodle Day, and Marugame Udon, based out of Tokyo, with a location in Honolulu, is offering customers to bring in their receipts for a free Kake Udon with a purchase during a future visit from Oct. 7-21. Marugame Udon also has locations in California and Texas.