Da Kine


POSTED: Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Learn from Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market offers the following classes for free this month:

» Learn about the benefits of raw foods. 3 p.m. Friday

» Whole Foods market value tours: Take a store tour and learn how to shop Whole Foods on a budget. 11 a.m. Saturdays in May

» Foods for active bodies: Presents an approach to health, nutrition and wellness to support an active lifestyle, with tips on foods that help energize a body throughout the day. 6 p.m. Thursdays in May

» Cooking with Chef Leslie: Cooking demo with macrobiotic chef Leslie Ashburn using fresh, local and organic ingredients. 6 p.m. May 21

» Book 'n Cook Club: Learn to make healthier food choices that support both health and the environment. 3 p.m. May 27

Call 738-0820.

Green House hosts classes

The Green House is hosting two food-related workshops Saturday. Advanced registration required; call 524-8427 or visit www.thegreenhousehawaii.com.

» Macrobiotic chef Kathy Maddux will talk about how macrobiotics supports health and will demonstrate a few recipes. 9 a.m. to noon, $35

» Learn to build a solar food dehydrator. Dried fruits, herbs and veggies maintain their nutritional value without sacrificing taste. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., $15

Hot dogs fans who love Spam will cheer

Hormel Foods is combining “;America's favorite canned meat and a favorite at summer BBQs and ballparks”;: Spam Hot Dogs. The product was launched at Saturday's Waikiki Spam Jam Festival at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville booth, and is being sold exclusively in Hawaii supermarkets in 12-ounce packages.

Enjoy some ice cream for only 31 cents

Baskin-Robbins is holding its third annual 31 Cent Scoop Night from 5 to 10 p.m. today. During the event, customers pay just 31 cents for a scoop of ice cream.

Profits from the national program includes a $100,000 donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council's National Junior Firefighter Program. Last year the chain sold more than 4 million scoops during the event.

Baskin-Robbins has stores in Ewa Beach, Honolulu, Kailua, Kaneohe, Mililani, Waipahu and Waikiki. Visit www.baskinrobbins.com.

KCC team takes top culinary honor

Kapiolani Community College's Junior American Culinary Federation Competition Team took first place in the Western Regional Culinary Competition earlier this month, the first time a Hawaii team has captured the top prize.

The team flawlessly performed advanced culinary skills in the contest held in Seattle earlier this month.

The group will head out to Florida in July for the national competition.

Eat good grinds while helping school

Star of the Sea Church and Schools is hosting its 4th annual East Honolulu Food Festival Saturday.

“;Moonlight Beach Party”; runs 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the school and features dishes from 20 local restaurants, including Michel's at the Colony Surf, Ruth's Chris, Therapy, Sergio's, JJ's French Bistro and Top of Waikiki. The Gregg Hammer Band and Beach 5 will provide entertainment. There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door, and $25 for children. Proceeds benefit school programs. Call 734-0396.


Maui Onion Fest has strong cast

The Maui Onion Festival, featuring chef demonstrations, a Maui onion recipe contest, Maui onion pairing dinner, food and food product booths and raw Maui onion eating contest, runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Whaler's Village in Kaanapali.

Participating chefs this year are Colin Nishida of Side Street Inn, Russell Siu of 3660 on the Rise, Patrick Callarec of Chez Paul in Olowalu, James McDonald of Pacific'O and IO restaurants in Lahaina and David Paul of David Paul's Island Grill in Lahaina.

Booths include food, produce and products from the Maui Onion Growers Association, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Roy's Restaurant, and Grown on Maui Farmer's Market.

The pairing dinner features Maui onion-inspired dishes paired with local beers from Maui Brewing Co. Call 667-6636.

Outback starts '15 under $15 menu'

Outback Steakhouse is running a new “;15 under $15 menu,”; with prices starting at $9.95.

Selections include grilled chicken, shrimp and chicken pasta, a chowder and salad combo, various ground steak burgers and salads.

The promotion also features a prize drawing for a trip to Sydney.

Outback locations are in Hawaii Kai, Waikiki, Waipio, Kapolei and Lahaina and Kihei on Maui.

Da Kine

LOOK: “;Lost”; airs its 100th episode at 8 tonight. To celebrate, the “;Ace of Cakes”; crew made a special cake for the “;Lost”; cast.

LISTEN: “;O Valencia!”; by the Decemberists (www.myspace.com/thedecemberists)

DO: Find out how plastic is hurting our planet by attending David Hyrenbach's lecture “;Albatross as Indicators of Plastic Pollution in the Marine Environment”; at 6:30 p.m. today, University of Hawaii-Manoa Architecture Auditorium.