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Roasted Bell Pepper, Garlic and Onion Soup is one of the recipes in "Splendid Soups," a classic cookbook recently updated by James Peterson. See story.

Associated Press

Island Food
Hawai'i's many cultures bring variety to soups
Contrary to the stereotype of soup as a cold-weather food, soups have long been a favorite of Islanders. Favorites include miso soup, oxtail soup and Portuguese bean soup.
Author revises classic soup recipe collection

Grammy Awards
Nominations for the 43rd annual Grammy Awards are being announced this morning. Check here for the latest entertainment news from the Associated Press.

Celtic evening a benefit for accident victim
Murphy's Bar & Grill is throwing a shindig Jan. 11 to continue raising money for 19-year-old Erin O'Connor, the Irish girl who lost her legs after a car accident on the Big Island in September.
Fads & Finds
Scooter sack is one way to tote your wheels along
Scooters were among the most popular gifts under the Christmas tree this year. So it stands to reason that an enterprising Hawai'i mind might find a solution to the storage problem a scooter can present.
Tube Notes

TV chef encourages his fans to 'kick it up a notch'
Emeril Lagasse loves to cook. He loves to cook for his daughters, Jilly and Jessie. He loves to cook for his new wife, Alden. He loves to cook with schoolchildren. He loves to cook for America.
Americans rediscover cocktail hour
The infamous cocktail hour — or two — that nightly defined the traditional '50s has re-emerged as a way-cool diversion for the hip millennium.
A well-stocked cocktail center can be simple
New year dawns with wine lovers nibbling on more cheese
Welcome to the new millennium. At least this one we can all agree on. And now, of course, we can reminisce. Let's see: 20 years ago today, what wines were most of us drinking?
The Vegetarian
Zucchini at the heart of meatless Italian dish
Italian cooking works beautifully for many vegetarians. Think of the pasta and the vegetables, with their fresh, bright flavors and colorful variations.
Editor's Choice
Beer Can Chicken can be flavored with your choice of seasonings
Beer Can Chicken is a recipe that has been circulating for a few years, so when I spotted it in "The Best American Recipes 2000: The Year's Top Picks from Books, Magazines, Newspapers and the Internet," I decided to give it a try.
It's time to put kitchen in order
One of the best ways to jump-start this new year is to clean out your pantry, kitchen and linen closet. Sound daunting? Then don't do it all at once.
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
On the upbeat with Island musicians
Hapai days are here again for Glenn and Tammy Medeiros. ... Entertainment Weekly pegged eToys' TV commercial, featuring Bruddah Iz's humming refrain from "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" as one of the past year's Top 10 best.

• Island Sounds
Keiki choir sings its own rainbow
Wayne Harada reviews the following albums: Na Keiki O Kamehameha's self-titled album, Around Again by Nohelani Cypriano and Billy Gonsalves' and his Paradise Serenaders' self-titled album.

An audio clip of the song "We Make a Rainbow" by Na Keiki O Kamehameha, from their self-titled album, available as an mp3 or RealPlayer file

An audio clip of the song "Livin' Without You" by Nohelani Cypriano, from her album Around Again, available as an mp3 or RealPlayer file

An audio clip of the song "Nanakuli" by Billy Gonsalves and his Paradise Serenaders, from their album Paradise Serenaders, available as an mp3 or RealPlayer file

Joan Namkoong
• Market Basket
Holidays bring new products for gift-giving
Gift-giving is year-round in Hawai'i, so if you’re still looking for Island treats to send to Mainland friends and family, here are a couple of ideas.
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