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Wayne Hirabayashi, left, helps newscaster Howard Dashefsky with a wok-fried fish in the Hoku's kitchen.
Chef Wayne Hirabayashi, executive chef at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, has been playing job-swap with Howard Dashefsky, KHNL television news anchor.
Last week, Dashefsky put on chef's whites and entered the kitchen at Hoku's, the Kahala's showcase restaurant. He prepped meals at Hirabayashi's side, and the experience was taped for his news show's "Job Swap" segment.
Tomorrow Hirabayashi sits behind the anchor desk at 10 p.m. to introduce the segment.
Wholesale Unlimited Express is marking its 10th anniversary with a contest to name Hawaii's Top Five Favorite Snacks.
Put in your two cents and you could win a $500 gift basket. Cast a ballot at any Wholesale Unlimited Express store through May 18. The winner will be announced May 19.
Wholesale Unlimited locations are in Waipahu, Mapunapuna, Downtown Honolulu, Kaneohe, Manoa Marketplace, Pearl City and Kahala. Visit www.cybersnacks.net.
Neiman Marcus sommelier Cynthia Fenner hosts these wine-tasting events in the store's Epicure department, third floor:
» Tomorrow: 5 to 7 p.m., Domaine Coteau winemaker Kent Giles' Oregon pinot noir.
» Friday: 4 to 6 p.m., Russian River vs. Carneros wine tasting, with chardonnays and pinot noirs from the two regions in Napa Valley, from Lynmar and Molnar wineries.
Standards of beauty are subject of free talk
Lead, soot and arsenic are among the tools used to create a beautiful face in 19th-century Honolulu.
Elizabeth Nosek, associate curator of education with the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate in Winterthur, Del., shares such nuggets of information in a free lecture at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Mission Houses Museum.
Nosek's talk, "Not Just Another Pretty Face," is held in conjunction with an ongoing exhibition at the museum, "Larger Than Life: Portraits & Portrait Making."
Nosek will focus on definitions of beauty from that time and what was used for cosmetics.
"Larger Than Life" -- 19th-century portraits and works by contemporary artists -- is drawn from the Mission Houses collections, which have never been made available for public view. The exhibit continues through Sept. 22.