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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Cook's Tips
There's an easier way to slice meat, fish

By Joan Namkoong

It's called plantation white raw sugar or washed raw sugar: It's sugar from Maui, produced by Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. It's a barely beige large-crystal sugar, lighter in color than turbinado sugar. Both contain some molasses, which means you get more than just a sweet flavor when you make cookies, muffins and quick breads; you get a vaguely smoky, nutty background taste as well.When you want to slice meat or fish thinly, place it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. Slicing is much easier when food is partially frozen.

— Hideaki Miyoshi, Tokkuri Tei restaurant