Contest measures passion for Spam
If you have a passion for Spam (the foodstuff, not the e-mail clutter) and would like to be publicly associated with the product, keep reading.
Hormel Foods Corp., the maker of Spam, is on the lookout for Mr. or Ms. Spam Hawaii 2008. The winner will be announced at the 2008 Waikiki Spam Jam Festival on May 3, and will receive a can of Spam a day for a year. The second part of the prize is round-trip airfare for two to the U.S. mainland, up to $1,000, which is no small matter in these days of rising fuel costs and questionable transport.
Enter now through April 27. Entries should include pictures of yourself (invite your friends, family, coworkers and pets into the photo shoot, too!) with one or more cans of Spam, and a 200-words-or-less essay that explains why you love Spam, why your life would be incomplete without it, etc. You get the idea.
Visit spamjamhawaii.com to enter, or send your photos and essay via standard mail to Mr. or Ms. Spam Hawaii 2008 Contest, c/o Cox Radio Hawaii, 900 Fort St., Suite 700, Honolulu, HI 96813, Attn: Pam Kalani.
Last detail: You will need to be at the Spam Jam contest on May 3 to win.
Yamaguchi of Roy's and students host meal
The Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program is hosting a culinary evening with Roy Yamaguchi and the students of the LCC Culinary Arts Program at the Pearl Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Guests will enjoy a four-course, sit-down dinner. Yamaguchi provided all of the recipes and mentored the students, who will prepare the meal. And yes, the affair includes dessert.
The cost is $125 with a flight of wine, or $95 without. Reservations required.
Call Tommylynn Benavente at 455-0298 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Garlic Day with simple recipe
Plan ahead for National Garlic Day on Saturday by picking up batches of the pungent bulb, known to many as the "Stinking Rose."
We put up with it for all the flavor and nutritious benefits it imparts.
Here's a recipe to try from the Web site RecipeZaar:
Easy Garlic Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 teaspoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees and lightly grease a casserole dish. In a small sauté pan, sauté garlic with olive oil until tender. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture. Add salt and pepper if desired. Bake uncovered for 15 to 30 minutes. Serves two.