Posts Tagged ‘Recipe’

When announcing the closure of her firm, Bright Light Marketing, Lynette Lo Tom explained that she was reducing her time spent working in public relations to pursue a passion for cooking in the culinary industry. Her cookbook, A Chinese Kitchen, was a fruit of this passion. Another included a Punahou74 classmate.

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Mele Meyer takes a break from kitchen work to smile for the camera. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Craig T. Kojima)

Lynette’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser column is called “Back in the Day.” It’s a compendium of stories and recipes that feature old-fashioned foods. The focus on May 17? Mele Meyer’s (more…)


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In January 2015 Lynette Lo Tom began writing a monthly column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:  Back in the Day. The column spotlights old-style dishes of various cultures and traditions. This effort represents a change from Lynette’s many years in journalism and public relations, a change towards her love of food, cooking, and the culinary arts. And who among us wouldn’t love a career change at this stage in our lives?!? Lucky Lynette.

A Chinese Kitchen

Lynette’s new cookbook.

As many of you know, I’m someone who has a passion for food, from beginning to end! I like thinking about recipes, looking for new ingredients, comparing notes with other cooks, cooking up dishes and most of all, sharing it with family and friends. Cooking has been a passion, all my life, passed through some terrific cooks, starting with my mother, Lorna Lee Lo.

Guess what I just finished? My very first (more…)

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On March 17, 2012 I ran a post that gave the Punahou School recipe for Chicken Stew. Interestingly, this story was 2012’s most-viewed post. Time for a second round. Let’s see how this recipe works in 2013.

Beef it's what's for dinnerBetty Shimabuikuro’s “By Request” column publishes an annual booklet in which its five 2012 recipes are reprinted to raise funds for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Good Neighbor Fund. In reading the contents for 2012’s booklet, I found a recipe that I had missed and should have caught earlier: the one for “Punahou Beef Stew.”

The recipe was originally printed on May 9, 2012 right on the (more…)

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When one thinks of Punahou School cafeteria favorites, caramel cuts and malasadas immediately come to mind. Chicken stew? Supposedly this wasn’t around during Punahou 74’s school days. I certainly don’t remember it but, then, I never ate school lunch. Perhaps I was missing out.

Yes, I know it’s St. Patrick’s Day and you’re searching through your cookbooks for Irish Stew and corned beef recipes. Maybe this is something to consider for another day.

This week’s “By Request” column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser featured a Punahou Chicken Stew Recipe (“Punahou fields fine chicken stew” by Betty Shimabukuro) that sounds like it’s well worth preparing. With ingredients such as peas, carrots, and potatoes swimming in a ginger-flavored ginger broth, it’s easy to see why this dish is something that’s worth adding to your list of favorite recipes.


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