On our recent cruise to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, I took one of the food and beverage tours that included cooking demonstrations and a walk-through of one of the three kitchens on the ship.
I absolutely love any food articles researched and written by Kenji Lopez-Alt. His mind is similar to that of my son Dean’s regarding the science of cooking.
Today is Chinese New Year, the 4,716th, and the Year of the Boar or Pig. If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 or 2019, then you are born in the last of all the zodiac animals, the boar. You are kind, generous, warm-hearted and considerate with leadership skills.
We have all heard of probiotic foods — those foods that have live cultures or bacteria such as yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and sourdough bread. But have you heard of prebiotic foods? They are the nondigestible carbohydrates that feed the good bacteria in our guts.
The KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest is slated for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Hawaii Community College’s Palamanui campus, 73-4255 Ane Keohokalole Highway in Kailua Kona. You can get to it from Kaiminani Drive, which is the street that runs perpendicular to Queen Kahumanu Highway that feeds into homes in Kona Palisades.
There recently has been much ado about plant-based “milks” and whether they should be called milk.
It is time to check on your spices to make sure they are not moldy and mildewy before the holiday baking starts. Remember that ground spices start to lose their punch after six months and especially here in Hilo where our humidity is high, they may not last as long as in drier climates.