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Wednesday, September 27, 2000


Food Network
"Cooking Live" host Sara Moulton
will be on hand Oct. 8

Food Network returns
with celebrity chefs

The chefs of the Food Network are back for a third visit to Hawaii. "Food Network Live -- Hawaii Food Festival" takes place noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

The celebrity chef lineup: Ming Tsai, "East Meets West" and "Ming's Quest"; Sara Moulton, "Cooking Live"; Tyler Florence, "Food 911"; Bill Boggs, "Corner Table"; Jacqui Malouf, "Hot off the Grill with Bobby Flay"; Chez Ray, a new Food Network personality; and wine consultant Andrea Immer.

The day includes constant cooking demonstrations, samplings and food booths. Local chefs will take part in a "Ready ... Set ... Cook!" competition.

Tickets are $20, and are available at Foodland and Sack N Save stores ($3 off with Maika'i Card). Call (800) 949-CHEF.

Noone, Burdon

Hermits, Animals coming to Hawaii

The '60s return to Honolulu when Peter Noone and the Herman's Hermits join Eric Burdon and the Animals in concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Blaisdell Arena.

Some of the Hermits' 24 top 20 hits include "Henry VIII," "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter," "I'm Into Something Good," and "There's A Kind of a Hush." The group has sold more than 52 million records worldwide.

The Animals are best known for "The House of the Rising Son," "Don't Let Me Be Understood," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," and "It's My Life."

Tickets,$25 and $35, go on sale Friday at Blaisdell box office and Ticket Plus outlets. For information call 591-2211.


New ways to cook with Spam

Can you ever have enough Spam recipes? In these parts, no. The Kau'iokalani Community Association in Waianae held a Spam cook-off in connection with its recent Keiki Country Fair. The winners:

Spam Watercress

Louann Bergosa (Best-Tasting)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 cans Spam, cubed
1 teaspoon Hawaiian salt
1 cup soy sauce
2 bunches watercress, in 3-inch lengths
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 bag opae (small dried shrimp)

Heat oil in a pot and fry garlic and Spam until Spam is browned. Fill pot halfway with water. Add salt and soy sauce, mix well and simmer over medium heat, 15 minutes. Add watercress and simmer until soft. Add onion and opae, simmer over low heat 5 more minutes. Serve with rice. Serves 10.

Lomi Spam Appetizer

Francette M. Gora (Most Creative)

1 can Spam, diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 bunch green onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Hawaiian salt
Dash pepper

Lomi ingredients, (massage together by hand). Chill. Serves 6 or more.

Nutritional information unavailable.

Dinner affairs

Bullet Flavors of Singapore: Chris Yeo of San Francisco's Straits Cafe will prepare a special menu as guest chef at Indigo Oct. 6 and 7. Straits Cafe, which Yeo opened in 1987, has been named among the city's best Asian restaurants by San Francisco magazine and other Bay area publications.

At Indigo he will serve appetizers, a salad plate, family-style entrees and desserts. The menu includes his signature dish, Origami Sea Bass, a parchment-wrapped baked mix of fish with longan and shiitake mushrooms. Entree prices run $18 for the sea bass to $32 for Chili Crab. Call 521-2900.

Bullet Contemporary Kaiseki: L'Uraku offers a 10-course meal Oct. 13 featuring dishes that meld Japanese culinary traditions with classic European techniques and Hawaii-grown ingredients. Kaiseki in Japan is a seasonal, multi-course meal of small servings, often paired with sake or tea. At L'Uraku, each course is paired with wine selected by master sommelier Chuck Furuya.

Each dish will also feature a different tsukemono, or pickle, made with such nontraditional vegetables as Swiss chard and Kahuku corn. Chef Hiroshi Fukui prefers to keep the menu a surprise, but as an example he is preparing a teriyaki-roasted duck breast, served with Waialua asparagus, Hau'ula tomatoes, foie gras and orange "jellee" and accompanied by a beet tsukemono. The wine for this dish: 1999 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir/Mon Deuse.

Cost is $75; $58 without wines. Seatings 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 955-0552.

Tailgating specials

Bullet Kakaako Kitchen: The Ward Centre restaurant offers Tailgate Toppers -- bentos and take-out platters designed for Aloha Stadium pre-game picnics. Portions of the proceeds from the Warrior Bento -- chile chicken, mahimahi and noodles, with drink, $7.25 -- benefit the University of Hawaii Athletic Department. Various platters serving 10 to 20 people are also available, for $11 to $60.

Tailgate Toppers must be ordered 24 hours in advance. Call 596-7488.

Bullet Tailgate Party Program: For those who want to avoid the pre-game traffic altogether, Ward Centre is offering bus rides to and from the stadium for $5, plus party deals at two restaurants, for all home games. Compadres is offering free pupus and drink specials, plus Hawaiian entertainment, from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to closing. Call 591-8307. Brew Moon is offering drink specials and half-off selected pupus, plus free shuttle passes, 3-4:30 p.m. (be there at 3 p.m. to be assured a pass). Call 593-0088.

Celebrate Oktoberfest

Bullet Ala Moana Hotel: Partying in the Hibiscus Ballroom runs Oct. 3 to 8, featuring dancing, oompah music, German beers and Bavarian foods prepared by Siegbert Wendler, the hotel's German-born executive chef. Tickets are $5 Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday; $8 Friday and Saturday. The party begins at 6 p.m., running until midnight Tuesday-Thursday; 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Hours Sunday are 5 -11 p.m. Call 955-4811.

Bullet Ihilani Resort and Spa: German cuisine is given a Hawaiian twist Oct. 21, with a menu featuring Munich-grilled huli-huli chicken and roast pig with garlic and caraway. Walter Scheurle, brewmaster for Samuel Adams, will field questions about beer. Also: an oompah band and cigars poolside. Cost is $60 for the all-you-can-eat feast, plus beer. Call 679-0079, Ext. 2166.


Bullet HawaiiDiet Seminar: Dr. Terry Shintani presents new information on weight control, the myths of the protein diet and carbohydrates, 10 steps to controlling cholesterol and more from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Honolulu Seventh-day Adventist Church. Cost is $49 which includes a workbook. Call 263-5400 to register or visit

Bullet "Cowabunga! Contest": Meadow Gold Dairies are conducting a contest through Oct. 31 to introduce its website, www.lan Entries can only be made online. Prizes include roundtrip inter-island airline coupons, gift certificates from Niketown, Liberty House, a bmx bike, Local Motion boogie board, a Kalloy scooter, brunch at the Pagoda Hotel, passes to Consolidated Theatres and more.

Latin music enlivens health fair

Latin music may be good for your health.

Actually we can't site studies to support that statement, but it seems intuitively true.

Centro Hispano de Hawaii will demonstrate this theory Saturday with a Family Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pearlridge Center.

Along with health screenings and information tables covering everything from breast cancer to glaucoma, the entertainment lineup will include Latin Fire with Julita de Puerto Rico, Jessie Rivera & David Kahaipo and Ballet Folklorico.

The event celebrates Hispanic Heritage month and the centennial of Puerto Rican immigration to Hawaii.

Health issues are part of the center's mission to its community, said organizer Nancy Ortiz. "A lot of our people don't understand that there are a lot of services out there that can help them with their health."

Call 941-5216.

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