Pappawha?

Posted on June 16, 2017 by admin
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    There are so many variations of noodles and while appearing on the Kitchen Creations of Hawaii News Now for our June segment, I got to pop that ingredient in our dish we were preparing.  Sure I talked about the bolognese sauce, but you reflect afterward and thought people might want to know a little more about the Pappardelle noodle.   Pappardelle[papparˈdɛlle] (sing.: pappardella) are large, very broad, flat pasta noodles, similar to wide fettuccine.[1] The name derives from the verb "pappare",[2] to gobble up. The fresh types are two to three centimeters ( 3⁄4–1 in) wide and may have fluted edges. Dried egg pappardelle have straight sides. It originates from the region of Tuscany. {Wikipedia}   [caption id="attachment_8152" align="aligncenter" width="500" class=" "] photo credit: Ivonnewierink[/caption] The Pappardelle noodle is a great noodle to mix with any meat, especially venison as it adds substance and texture to the final dish, thus utilizing the meat to its full potential.  So the next time ... Read more

Irish Day at Pearl City High School

Posted on April 24, 2017 by admin
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  It was a great day to spend with the students of Pearl City High School getting ready for Irish Day!   We talked about all the things needed to run a kitchen.  Menu planning, the cost of items, execution of our plan, and overall life as a chef.  I'd like to thank their teacher Shawn Kimball for having me and letting me be a part of their day!  As you can see from the above picture shared by their teacher, they did an outstanding job! #FutureChefs  [bctt tweet="Help be a part of building our #Future culinary minds!" username="tikisgrill"]   ... Read more

Localicious 2017

Posted on March 20, 2017 by admin
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Eat Local, Buy Local The month of March is a busy one for me with a couple of special projects on the books.  One of them is working with Localicious Hawaii!  They promote  participating restaurants  who are committed to buying local and features a "Localicious Dish".  During the month of March buying that dish supports AG education in our public schools (Veggie U Kit).  Every "Localicious Dish" ordered, the restuarant will donate $1!   Localicious Hawaii is a part of the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation who's mission is: "to support and sustain Hawaii’s agricultural industry by addressing critical needs and services of farmers and the agricultural industry in Hawaii, and by better connecting the farmers with the community and vice-versa. This involves educational and outreach programs in the community, as well as direct marketing, technical, educational and in-the-field support for farmers." Our goal is to at least raise $500, which will go toward adopting a school wanting a Veggie U kit.  The kits will ... Read more

Food to Write Home About

Posted on March 11, 2017 by admin
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Something to Write Home About  My friend and boss Bill Tobin wrote a book. The title, Food to Write Home About is Bill’s answer to the sort of comment he sometimes comes across in on-line reviews. Anyone who knows Bill and his passion for the Hawaii culinary scene could imagine his reaction when he scrolls down to see: “The food was OK, but nothing to write home about”. When you’ve come to appreciate the quality and variety of Hawaii’s cuisine like Bill has, something like that could get under your skin. It’s a testament to Bill’s character that from his frustration came inspiration and not surprising for Bill, action. Along with his coauthor Brian Berusch, Bill has set out to tell the story of his culinary evolution in Hawaii. Each of his stories comes in the form of a letter home to his mom and he uses many well-known local chefs to illustrate each culinary revelation along the way. Twenty-one of Hawaii’s top chefs are featured along with a recipe from each chef.   I was honored to get a keepsake copy of the book, my reward... Read more

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