Neiman Marcus’ food guru Kevin Garvin loves his Spam
It's not much of a surprise to learn that Kevin Garvin
, VP of corporate food services for Neiman Marcus, digs sashimi, but it is surprising to learn he loves Spam. He sees to it that there is always some for him in Neiman's Mariposa kitchen when he is in town. Kevin worked at the Waiohai Hotel at Poipu, Kauai, in 1982-84. He was here last weekend to celebrate a new cookbook he authored with John Harrison
, "Neiman Marcus Taste: Timeless American Recipes," priced at $45. Kevin revealed his taste for Spam at a Mariposa reception Friday night. Jimmy Funai
played standards in his smooth guitar style during the evening ... Matthew Gray
, owner of Hawaii Food Tours, says he will explain why Hawaii has been such a huge consumer of Spam for many years on the Travel Channel today. The show is entitled "10 Things You Don't Know About Hawaii" and is described as covering "strange customs, weird places and local color of Hawaii" ...
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, who carries Briefcase No. 6 on NBC's "Deal or No Deal," dined at Hilton's Bali the other night. Megan must be a good sport because she played out the opening of the Briefcase routine with waiter Andreas Pesentheiner,
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was honored with the 2007 Patti Schuler
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, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at email@example.com