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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 15, 2006

TASTE
Culinary calendar

 •  Get a taste of the real thing

Advertiser Staff

Linda Santipongchai (Khoonleng) Loo demonstrates cooking techniques and shares food samples of recipes from her book, "Burmese Cooking," 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, The Compleat Kitchen, Ala Moana Center, 944-1741. Also, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at The Compleat Kitchen, Kahala Mall, 737-5827. Both events are free.

noncredit Cooking Classes offered with instructors of the Culinary Arts Program, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday and Feb. 25, Kapi'olani Community College. Call for complete schedule and fees: 734-9211.

Gourmet Cooking Hawaii offers a hands-on participation-optional class with Rodney Uyehara teaching the preparation of salmon tartar, beef Wellington and tiramisu, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, The Bistro at Century Center; $95;. Registration: 735-7788.

Cooking for Relationships and Sex, Leslie Ashburn leads a microbiotic cooking class that explores the connection between food and sex, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, UH-Manoa Hemenway Leisure Center, room 111; $50 general, $45 students. 956-6468.

Cooking Demonstration, Executive Chef Jason Koppinger prepares seafood ceviche, lobster and corn chowder, roulade of beef, Manuka spinach and goat cheese, ginger white bean ragout, and sweet pea flan, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, Kona, Big Island; $45 includes lunch. (808) 974-7531.

The Sauvigons: Cabernet and Blanc, sample a selection of sauvigons,1-5 p.m. Saturday; free. Also, Tasting Methodology 101, a seminar on how to taste wine with all your senses and on wine terminology, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, The Wine Stop; $25. Reservations required for the Sunday seminar: 946-3707.

Spring Scholarship Brunch and Farmers' Market, extensive buffet brunch prepared by culinary students, craft fair, entertainment and open market, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Leeward Community College's cafeteria and courtyard; benefits the Culinary Student Scholarships Program; $14 adults, $5 children 6 years and under. 955-0011.

Low-Sodium Cooking with Flair, learn to use spices, herbs and specific cooking techniques to create low-salt dishes from Moana Bachiller, 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22. Also, "Leaner Cuisine," presentation by Nancy Chang on low-fat cooking, 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 23 Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Frear Cafe Dining Room; $30 per class or $50 for both. Reservations required: 566-3780.

Chinese Fusion Cooking Class, Chef Chih Chieh Chang teaches the preparation of boiled gyoza with two fillings: beef-cabbage and pork-cabbage-shrimp-chive, also stir-fried lotus root with pork, 10 a.m. Feb. 25, Shanghai Bistro at Discovery Bay; $25 includes lunch. Reservations required: 955-8668.

ONGOING

Mililani High Project Grad Cookbook Sale, 6-9 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 29, Mililani Town Center courtyard. 220-2488, 627-7747, ext. 219.

Gourmet Cooking Hawaii offers ongoing hands-on and demonstration cooking classes with top Island chefs in their restaurants. Choose your own chef, menu and date or join preset classes offered on Saturdays throughout the year. Complete schedule, pricing and booking information: www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com, 735-7788.

Farmers' Market, sponsored by Hawaii Farm Bureau, 8 a.m.-noon Sundays, Mililani High School, in front of the gymnasium. 848-2074.

Country Market & Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, Waimanalo Homestead Community Center, 1330 Kalaniana'ole Highway. 259-5349.

Open Market, with a farmers' market, arts and crafts, flowers and plants, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, He'eia State Park. 948-1111.

"Two Skinny Chefs," cooking show with Beth-An Nishijima and Chai Chaowasaree, 5 p.m. Sundays, KHON-2. 585-0011.

Farmers' Market, fruits and vegetables, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, Hawaii Kai Towne Center. 396-0766.

Culinary Tour of Chinatown, visit noodle shops, dim sum parlors, food courts, bakeries and other food venues in downtown Honolulu with food writer Anthony Chang, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, meet at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 42 N. King St.; $10. 533-3181.

Waikiki Farmers' Market, fruits, vegetables, musubi and chow mein, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Waikiki Community Center's parking lot. 923-1802.

Merriman's Farm Visits and Dinner, half-day excursions to Big Island farms that supply the restaurant, followed by a four-course dinner prepared from locally grown ingredients, noon-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Merriman's Restaurant, Waimea, Big Island; $115 (all-inclusive). Reservations: (808) 885-6822.

Matthew Gray's Hawaii Food Tours offers three guided restaurant tours Hole-in-the Wall, Hawaiian Feast and Gourmet Trilogy in and around Honolulu. Tours are priced at $59, $99 and $149 per person. Reservations at 926-3663, www.HawaiiFoodTours.com.

Fort Street Open-Air Market, produce, plants, flowers, locally prepared foods, arts and crafts from Hawai'i, Polynesia and Asia, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Pauahi and Fort streets; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays, Wilcox Park (in front of Macy's). 441-4995.

Fresh Wednesdays, locally grown produce with free food samples, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Kaiser Nanikeola clinic lobby; free admission. 432-2270. Also, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Kaiser Waipi'o Clinic. 432-3100.

Fresh Thursdays, healthy and fresh, locally grown produce with free food samples, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Kaiser Moanalua clinic, main entrance; free admission. 432-2270.

Kailua Farmers' Market, prepared foods, plate dinners, pies, cookies, jams and sauces in addition to fresh vegetables, fruit, and meat, herbs and cut flowers, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Kailua Town Center parking garage (behind Longs Drugs on Kailua Road). 848-2074.

Fresh Fridays, locally grown produce, healthy cooking demonstrations, educational information on disease prevention through nutrition, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic. 432-2000.

Aloha Friday Farmers' Market, produce, food products and entertainment, noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Maui Community College, Kahului. (808) 268-3276.

Farmers' Market, produce, meats, seafood and flowers, 7:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, Kapi'olani Community College parking lot C. 848-2074.

Send announcements with contact name and phone number to: Culinary Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; fax 525-8055; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com with "Cul Cal" in the subject line.