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Makeup artist Sherry Whitaker puts the finishing touches on Vanna White prior to taping at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Vanna White turns a new look
In recent months, dedicated "Wheel of Fortune" watchers have noticed a new look evolving for Vanna White. "Vanna's hair is straight and sleek now; no more big hair," said her hair stylist, Cynthia Romo.

Noodles: Chinatown factory produces endless stream of staple food
Yat Tung Chow Noodle Factory makes 11 kinds of noodles, some with egg and some without, some thin, regular, thick or flat. There are 11 kinds of wrappers for mun doo, potstickers, gau gee, won ton and siu mai, round and square, thick, thin and thinnest.
Culinary Calendar

Planning your weekend? Check out TGIF online for movie showtimes and reviews and weekend happenings.

Director of Honolulu Boy Choir resigns
After a 12-year tenure, Blake Nuibe has resigned as executive director of the Honolulu Boy Choir, citing family and business commitments.

Tube Notes

Super Bowl party: Keep it simple and make it 'guy' food
If you are going to have a Super Bowl Party, make it fun, casual and serve real, straightforward fare. Do not fuss.
The Vegetarian
Poppy seed butter flavors Italian pasta
Tagliatelle With Poppy Seed Butter can make such a stylish impression as part of a vegetarian meal that you may overlook one of its virtues: It is a breeze to get on the table.
Light Touch
Seafood Gumbo: spicy, hearty fare that's low in fat
This seafood gumbo is hearty but low in fat. Gumbo, an African contribution to Louisiana cooking, is a spicy cross between a soup and a stew, say the editors of "Weight Watchers Simply the Best All American" cookbook.
Balance important in selecting wine for Asian cuisine
In Asian food settings, wine is not a natural or traditional match. But it is not an impossible one. What it takes is a little more imagination.
Quick Bites
Roy's 21st restaurant opens
Roy's restaurant opened its 21st location last weekend in La Jolla, Calif. Founder/chef Roy Yamaguchi was there for the opening and will soon be off to Florida for openings this month in Boca Raton and Orlando.
Experiment with fruit when making bread pudding
Bread pudding is one of those traditional desserts that usually don't call for much fancy effort from the cook. The versions here all contain the basic bread and eggs you would expect, plus some brown sugar.
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
Reichel video nominated at New York film festival
Scott Sorensen, who directed Keali'i Reichel's "Kukahi '99" video, has learned that the project has been nominated in the New York Film and Video Festival's category of Best Music Home Video in the World.

• Island Sounds
Kapena mixes past and future
Kapena's first CD of 2001 is a 10-tune sampler that reflects the group's reign as one of the best contemporary Hawaiian music groups in the Islands.

Audio sample of "Ta'u Koula" by Kapena in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.

Joan Namkoong
• Market Basket
Consult your local scout: It's cookie time
The Girl Scouts' annual cookie sale will continue through Feb. 4. New this year is an Aloha Chips with Macadamia Nuts cookie that features white fudge chips and Hawai'i-grown macadamia nuts.
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