…slumped over the desk at my audit work room on the corner of 46th & Park. Everyone in the city who is from Hawaii has gone. To the warm. To the, sob, beach. To the Ala Moana Food Court. Waialae Avenue. Okazuyas.
I miss. Driving home to the Manoa Valley. Andy’s sandwiches. My grandma. Okoshi. The Kahala Mall Long’s. Bentos. Lunch with my mom. Bank of Hawaii. Curry House. Ani’s Sweetbread. Peaceful mornings alone with chow funn. Taro Rolls. The bestest bread pudding in the world. KCC Farmers market. Chinatown. Ohta Wafers. Bughughuhgu. I even miss the H1 Freeway. And the long Kapiolani Blvd exit off-ramp. One char siu bao, please.
Guest contribution by Paula Geerligs The winter holiday season is my favorite excuse to hang out in the kitchen, where it’s warm and filled with enticing aromatics. Last winter, I spent many hours there (my “kitchen shift”, I’d call it), working on my baking skills and tea blending for friends. … Continue reading
This time of year, I think of “Oh my? It’s fruitcake weather!” — one of the memorable lines in Truman Capote’s wonderfully incisive portrait of his alter ego Buddy’s time in the South baking with his eccentric cousin Sook in “A Christmas Memory.” However, reading the story sets me to … Continue reading
We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes “China Black”, “Keemun – Splendor of Flavor and Perfume”, and “Yunnan – Among the Grandest of the World’s Black Teas”. We have added a link to the end of each one to … Continue reading
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