Ryan’s Table – NOT JUST FOR TORTILLA CHIPS

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Along time ago in a galaxy far, far away – actually, it was in the same galaxy but, for real, it was a long time ago – when I entered adulthood,...

Ryan’s Table – BARBECUE’S BEST FRIEND

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Since we’re well into summer when friends and family tend to throw more barbecue get-togethers, I know most of you already have your go-to proteins. Whether it’s your “famous” chicken recipe,...
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Ryan’s Table – A TASTE OF ENGLAND

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist As I was preparing for retirement late last year with the eventual sudden reduction in disposable income, I decided on one last hurrah at one of the newer upscale bars in...
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Ryan’s Table – AFTERNOON TEA AT MW RESTAURANT

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Before COVID-19 was part of our normal vocabulary and while MW Restaurant still occupied the old KGMB building, they hosted afternoon tea once a month, usually on the third or fourth...

Ryan’s Table – 7-ELEVEN REVISITED

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist The last time I visited 7-Eleven was way back in the early 80s when I lived with Obāchan in Waimānalo and it was mainly after spending long hours in the biochemistry...

Ryan’s Table – THE GREEN ORB OF GOODNESS

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist As a child, about the only time seeds of the garden variety of the green fruit, Pisum sativum, graced the dining table of the Tatsumoto family was when Mom made her...

Ryan’s Table – ONE STOP SHOPPING

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Last year, at a Nattö Day event organized by Mari Taketa, Scott Pang and Greg Sekiya, we sampled the cuisine produced by Dell’s Kitchen & Bakery — newcomers to the event...
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Ryan’s Table – AM I NUTS?

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist After visiting relatives in Washington state late last year, I got reacquainted with a food that I enjoy but hardly sample other than in the occasional chocolate-chip cookie or coated in...

Ryan’s Table – LIFE BEYOND KANREKI

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Now, that I’ve completed the full Chinese zodiac cycle, it’s official — I’m old. Okay, maybe not older than my teeth as Moms Mabley might state but definitely a lot closer...

Ryan’s Table – THE A-MAIZE-ING GRAIN

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Many years ago, while my dad was a letter carrier in Waimänalo, he often brought home corn given to him by employees at the Waimänalo Research Station, College of Tropical Agriculture...

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