Category: Features

A New Era at Kaimana Beach

Situated directly on the sands of Kaimana Beach, which means “diamond” in Hawaiian, the 122-room hotel has been an integral part of the fabric of the Waikiki for more than five decades. At the intersection of Diamond Head and the sands of the Pacific Ocean, Kaimana Beach — originally named Sans Souci (“without cares”) — is a destination for locals and visitors.

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ThinkTech Hawaii: Beyond the Lines with Denise Yamaguchi

Hashi publisher and editorial director Denise Yamaguchi speaks on the subject of leadership as a guest of “Beyond the Lines” by ThinkTech Hawaii with host Rusty Komori. Watch the interview to hear Yamaguchi speak about the huge growth to-date and the goals she has for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, as well as the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation.

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Preserving & Progressing Hawaii’s Food Culture

For chef Brian Hirata, preserving Hawaii’s food culture and progressing local cuisine — through sustainable practices and local ingredients — will perpetuate the culinary hertiage for Hawaii’s future. Launched in June 2019, Naau Hilo puts into practice Hirata’s philosophy by utilizing the fine-dining to showcase wild and locally sourced ingredients and facilitating an “understanding and appreciation of the food, people and cultures that make Hawaii so special.” Beginning with pop-up experiences, collaborations and private dinners, Naau Hilo continues to strive forward amidst the global pandemic that threatens the culinary industry in Hawaii and beyond.

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Chef’s Knives: Explained

“I was always told to use the proper tool for the proper job,” said chef Michael Mina, reflecting on the importance of correct knife use in the kitchen. Many chefs, including Mina, have perfected their knife skills to create the best dishes possible. “The saying was always small job, small knife, large job, large knife.” Knives are a very important chef’s tool, and the different types of knives as well as the different cuts are concepts that every chef, even those just starting at home, should understand.

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