TOKYO — Tokyo’s famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction.
A couple of years ago a neighbor of mine noticed that I called for gochujang, a Korean hot paste, in a recipe on my blog. She was excited that an ingredient she had grown up with was making its way into recipes in more mainstream American outlets, getting its deserved recognition in the spicy-ingredient pantheon. She even delivered a big jar of gochujang to my door so I could continue playing with it.
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.
LOS ANGELES — In years past, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Halloween celebration isolated the monsters and ghouls to certain areas of the amusement park while keeping other parts, such as the kid-centric Bugs Bunny World, as a scare-free sanctuary for parkgoers who wanted no part of what the Southern California park calls Fright Fest.
On May 4, a powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the south flank of Kilauea Volcano shook the Island of Hawaii. It was the largest quake in Hawaii in 43 years. Today, more than five months later, smaller-magnitude earthquakes in the same area are still occurring.
Any day is a fine day for a drive wherever you live on our beautiful Island.
NEW YORK — Fashion and Catholicism have trumped King Tut.