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...

Ryan’s Table – THE VERSATILE NEGI

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Between November and April in Catalonia, Spain, calcotada are held throughout the region to partake in the new harvest of green onions. Calcot, or a type of green onion, is slightly...

Ryan’s Table – THE NEW MW RESTAURANT

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Flashback to 2019 – Life is good and most businesses are thriving. Then, a dark cloud known as “COVID” starts to engulf parts of Asia, eventually spreading to the Americas and...

Ryan’s Table – GRACE IN GROWLERS

Sip a Brew for the Right Reason Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Late last year, I saw a social-media post about a small craft-brew tasting room in Kailua that occasionally featured pop-ups for bagels, tacos or pizza...

Ryan’s Table – DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN

Saying Goodbye (Again) to Vino Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Just as I was about to submit this June column, I received breaking news through social media that, due to the loosening of restrictions and gradual return...

Ryan’s Table – THE ROAD TO GOEN

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s Roots, Journey and Newest Restaurant It’s about time I refer to Chef Roy Yamaguchi as a local boy. Because this Japan-born chef launched his culinary career on the U.S....

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