Hot lines and Web sites offer emergency assistance
Butterball Turkey Talk-Line:
(800) 288-837-2255. Home economists provide live assistance; 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Automated assistance after hours. Talk-Line will remain up through Christmas. Or visit www.butterball.com
Reynolds Turkey Tips Line: (800) 745-4000. Recorded messages available at all hours through Dec. 31. Or visit www.reynoldskitchens.com
USDA Meat and Poultry Hot Line: (800) 535-4555. Advice on safe food handling, meat and poultry preparation and cooking questions; 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow; 5 to 11 a.m. weekdays year-round. Automated service 24 hours a day. Or visit www.foodsafety.gov.
Ocean Spray Consumer Help Line: (800) 662-3263. For questions about cranberries; 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekdays year-round, including Thanksgiving (closed other holidays). Or visit www.oceanspray.com.
Crisco Pie Hotline: (877) 367-7438. 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays until Dec. 22 except holidays. Or visit www.crisco.com.
STAR-BULLETIN / 2004
David Sumida pulls up a handful of watercress as he talks about his family's longtime business during a tour of Sumida Farm, located next to Pearlridge Center.
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The Waikiki International Food Festival takes place from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom, sponsored by the Waikiki Rotary Club to benefit local charities.
It will offer six food stations serving dishes from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Hawaii and South America.
Also featured: live and silent auctions and entertainment by Al Harrington and the Beatles tribute band Rubber Soul. Master of ceremonies will be city Prosecutor Peter Carlisle.
Tickets are $100. Call 392-5439 or visit www.waikikirotary.org/foodfest.
The hotel is offering a $140 package that includes tickets, room and breakfast buffet.
Farm tour offered
The Aiea Public Library is hosting a free tour of the Sumida watercress farm at 9 a.m. Dec. 6. That's three Thursdays away, but the last tour, offered in April, was completely booked, so plan ahead.
"Aiea Local History: Watercress Farming at Sumida Farm," is lead by David Sumida of Sumida Farm and is limited to 50.
Those attending the 90-minute program should wear sunscreen and a hat and bring drinking water. The Friends of Aiea Library will provide refreshments and a bunch of watercress for each family.
To register, call 483-7333.
Accent on taste
The interior design studio Accent Honolulu combines wine, pearls and the arts in two upcoming events:
"Pearl Tasting": Seminar explains the crafts of winemaking and the creating, or grafting, of black pearls; 6 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday. Includes wine tasting and comparisons of pearls. Cost is $5.
"Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate": Features artists Susan Morita, George Kaiwi and Jael Collins Blazquez, and wines from HASR Wine Co.; 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Cost is $5.
Accents Honolulu is at 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. in the IBM Building near Borders Ward Centre. Call 597-1003.
COURTESY MISS HAWAII TEEN AMERICA
A new teen queen
Lea Kunipo, Miss Nanakuli Teen America, has been named the 2008 Miss Hawaii Teen America. Lea, 16, won out over 13 other teens at the Pearl City Cultural Center Nov. 4 and was crowned by outgoing queen Tesia Worley of Kahala. Runners-up were Alexa Cezar of Ewa Beach, Alyssandra Baniqued of Kunia, Amanda Suiso of Diamond Head and Justine Pit Pit of Leeward. Lea wins a $50,000 college scholarship and will compete for the title of Miss Teen America 2008 next year in Nashville, Tenn.