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Ohana Donuterie

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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hawaiian cuisine? Poke or Spam? Roasted pig at a luau feast or steamed things in banana leaves? Tropical drinks served in a pineapple? Okay, the last one doesn’t really count, but they all showcase Hawaii’s diversity. The fact of the matter is Hawaiian food doesn’t fit into one category. It is a melting pot of flavors, drawing from Japan, Korea, Portugal, the Philippines, America, China and other Polynesian islands.

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

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An old Italian proverb says: “Day-old bread, month-old oil, and year-old wine”. Although the speaker and context of the proverb are unknown, I am fairly certain they were eating bruschetta at the time. Bruschetta is a rustic dish, exuding the perfect balance of acidity, salinity, and herbaceousness.

From the verb “bruscare” (or “to toast”), bruschetta dates back to the Etruscan age, when farmers occupying the land between Rome and Tuscany began brushing bread with olive oil and garlic then baking it in the oven. The dish has since evolved with the addition of toppings such as meats, vegetables and all kinds of cheeses. Despite the endless variations, the basic concept of a bruschetta remains the same – simple, fresh, and flavorful ingredients.

The bruschetta recipe below was given to me by my friend Alyssa of Alyssa Cooks Catering. It is quick and easy, and when paired with a glass of wine, is the perfect way to start any evening.

Breaking News: 7-Eleven Has Joined the Delivery Game

It’s okay to admit that 2017 was a tough year for many reasons. At one point or another, most of us wanted nothing more than to crawl under a blanket with a pint of ice cream and tune out the world. And while we hope that 2018 will be a little less eventful, if it’s not, the 7-Eleven new delivery service can help get us through.

7-Eleven has teamed up with food delivery service Nomme to bring a unique range of convenient food, drinks, and everyday items straight to your door. Yes, it’s true – you can now order Slurpees, junk food, hot foods and other everyday essentials in a couple of clicks. Pints of ice cream, pizza, and other random items like Advil, Halls cough drops, and 5-hour Energy Shots are available too.

Scrambled Eggs by Gordon Ramsay

There are probably 100 reasons to love or hate Gordon Ramsay. He’s relentless, foul-mouthed, demands perfection and is not afraid to unleash his vicious temper on anyone around him.  He is also a philanthropist, an incredible businessman, a huge proponent of responsible farming and animal husbandry (if you’ve never watched his documentary “Shark Bait”, you should). Most notably, he’s a seven-starred Michelin chef.

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Fundamental to Western philosophy is the dinner party. The ancient Athenian supper that Plato describes in his Symposium has all the familiar tracings of our modern gatherings: food, drinks, and friends – not to mention attempts at moderation and long, heated discussions on love. While our parties might not be exactly as Plato described (e.g. wives are now allowed to attend), the framework was there. In the end, a dinner party is a simple and enduring combination of ingredients made unique by hosts and guests alike.

Alyssa Cooks Catering: How to Make Pasta

Who invented pasta? As a kid, you learned it was the Italians. As a slightly older kid, you found out that it only became an “Italian thing” when Marco Polo returned from the Far East with these unusual things called “noodles”, so it was probably the Chinese that invented pasta. Maybe it was the Arab invaders who brought a pasta predecessor to The Boot during the 8th century, or the Greeks who settled in Naples before Polo was even alive. Whether Italians invented pasta or not isn’t really my point. The point is, once the nonnas got their hands on pasta, it was game over.