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POSTED: Wednesday, October 07, 2009

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Facts of fishing focus of festival

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about fish Sunday at the fourth annual Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival at Pier 38. The free event will feature tours of the fish auction facility and cooking demos using fish and seafood for healthy fare.

Restaurants such as Poke Stop, Nico's, Tokkuri-Tei, Da Hukilau and Lum's Crab will offer seafood dishes as well.

There also will be fishing workshops, a tour of fishing vessels and demos of lure and fish-pole making, casting and, of course, fishing. A gyotaku auction, keiki hula, taiko drumming and a performance by Imua round out entertainment.

The festival, a fundraiser for the Pacific Island Fisheries Group, runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit fishtoday.org.

 

Macrobiotic chef offers classes

Learn how eating a macrobiotic diet can affect health with longtime macrobiotic teacher and counselor Warren Kramer.

Kramer and local chef Leslie Ashburn will offer lectures and cooking classes Oct. 16 to 18 at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.

Lecture fees are $30; cooking classes are $50. Kramer will also be offering health consultations. Call Ashburn at 398-2695 or e-mail her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit macrobiotichawaii.com.

» “;Restoring our Natural Healing Ability,”; 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16

» “;Smart Bone Health,”; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17

» “;Cooking for Hearty Appetites,”; 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17: Fried Chickpea Patties, Pinto Bean Soup, Sweet Vegetable Jam on Steamed Bread, Coleslaw with Tahini Mayo, Stir-fried Portabello Mushrooms and Broccoli Rabe and Pear and Apple Pecan Crisp.

» “;What Do Yin and Yang Have to Do with Me?”; 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17

» “;Cooking for Natural Beauty,”; 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 18: Hato Mugi and Bean Salad, Cucumber Soup, Light and Refreshing Pressed Salad with Citrus Dressing, Boiled Daikon with Sweet Miso, Arame Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shiso Leaf Dressing and Sweet and Sour Apple Kanten.

 

Local chefs get spotlight on show

Tune in to a new local food show premiering noon Saturday on KFVE.

“;Top Hawaii Chefs,”; a weekly half-hour program, kicks off with a feature of 3660 on the Rise. Subsequent shows will highlight Bento and Banquets by Bernard, Nuuanu Okazu-ya and Dream Dinners.

“;Top Hawaii Chefs”; repeats 6 p.m. Sundays.

 

Cake decorating class at library

Kahuku Public and School Library is offering a couple of food-related programs this month. Both free talks, for ages 12 and up, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room. Registration is requested for the Oct. 20 demo. Call 293-8935.

» “;How to Decorate a Cake”; (Tuesday): Baker Kanani Casey, known for her wedding cakes and specialty pastries, will share tips and tricks on how to decorate cakes for special occasions.

» “;Shrimp Rolls, Vietnamese-style with Peanut Sauce”; (Oct. 20): “;The Pickle Lady”; Leonora Ching will share a recipe and samples.

 

New York chef cooks for KCC

Local boy Tony Liu, now chef of Morandi Restaurant in New York, will serve as guest chef at Ho'okipa 2009, the annual fundraiser for Kapiolani Community College's culinary program.

The Oct. 16 event at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel includes cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $300 reserved or $100 grazing. Tables of 10 are $3,000, $5,000 or $10,000. Call 734-9544.

Liu is a graduate of KCC's program and of the Culinary Institute of America.

LOOK » “;Veronica's Blog,”; a sitcom chronicleing the life of a Filipino-American 12-year-old Veronica as she searches out her cultural roots, premiered Saturday on the Filipino Channel.

LISTEN » ”;The Sun is Down! (Cornelius Mix)”; by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (http://www.myspace.com/officialyokoono)

DO » Check out the Oh Baby! Family expo Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Call 239-7777 or log on to NewBabyExpo.com for details.