THE GOCHISO GOURMET: A simple bowl of rice

We don’t consume rice like we used to, and it’s not because we’re into the whole low-carb diet, because neither of us subscribes to it. It’s simply because I tend to overeat when rice is the starch. And because I overeat, I don’t get to prepare one of my favorite dishes with the leftover rice, […]

Barbara Funamura, creator of Spam musubi, dies at 78

POIPU, Kaua‘i — When Barbara Funamura created the first Spam musubi, she had no idea how popular it would become. “There are Spam musubi everywhere,” said Dan Funamura, Barbara Funamura’s husband. “It all started at Joni-Hana more than 30 years ago.” Barbara Funamura passed away at the age of 78 on May 12 at her […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Dining out yesteryear

Once again, we’re entering the Obon season, where we greet and dance with family and friends who have passed on. Of course, it’s also a time of reflection, remembering not just those who have passed on, but also significant events in our past. Since this column is primarily about food, wine and nutrition, it got […]

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