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As executive chef at The Plantation House, Jojo Vasquez creates light and delectable island-style fare.
Chefs are notoriously open to learning and are often enamored of their peers, which makes for a successful “chef exchange.”
Our dining editor has her sweet revenge on Hawaiian Sugarcane...
You’ve got a local guide in your corner, with answers to the question, “Where should I eat today?” (Our advice: Try them all!)
Our private chef turns an invasive species into a yummy meal. This story includes recipes for Macadamia Nut Caper Sauce and Green Chermoula!
Beer cocktails as luxury drinks? You bet your tankard! The refreshing, ice-cold bubbly from Maui’s craft breweries can stand up to some of the continent’s best craft beers.
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea takes fine fare to new heights . . . and our dining editor goes ape.
Taverna's pasta-passionate "Chefette" considers making fresh pasta her core responsibility.
Get the recipe for Morimoto’s Toro Tartare with Dashi Soy.
"The food I ate, growing up, is different from anyone else’s food. The connection to these flavors sets my ideas apart from others," says MiJin Kang, the new chef de cuisine at Andaz Maui’s Ka‘ana Kitchen.
Someone we know has seventy trees creating an out-of-control nut situation. What to do with them all? Becky has some ideas...
Chocolate-covered is just the beginning. Macadamia nuts have a shell of a lot more to offer.
Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeon and wife Janice are the mom-n-pop behind this new, family-style restaurant.
Locally grown Hawaiian chili pepper spikes up these icy, spicy drinks.
These four ‘Aipono awardees prove that there’s more than one path to success.
Sunny Savage's knowledge of wild, edible plants, and their oftentimes off-the-beaten-path locations, turns island foraging into an adventure.
Discover why Humuhumunukunukuāpua‘a's chef Mike Lofaro was voted as Maui's 2016 Chef of the Year by his peers.
Tasting the delights of The Banyan Tree at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
One of the perks of exploring Maui’s less familiar places is discovering great little dining spots you didn’t expect to find. Need a map? Start here.
Lloyd Aoki’s ABCs are compassion, knowledge and hard work.
The respect and camaraderie these Maui chefs share inspired us to ask them to help us create a holiday test kitchen — the first time we've had multiple cooks in the kitchen.
Need a holiday punch recipe? We’ve got you covered with a one-two punch.
These five moveable feasts take diners on a delicious journey.
The secret to winning Best of the Fest at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival? Just chill.
A founder of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine adds a branch to the family tree.
Turn your yard into a garden of eatin’.