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Tall Haole Girl

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

 

Born and raised Kailua since I was 7.

 
How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

 

Long story.  My father was 76, I was 9.  Do the math.  Go Dad!  My parents were divorced by the time I was 2.  I lived in Kailua with my mom, my dad lived at the Arcadia.  He would pick me up from school everyday from school for as long as I can remember and take me first to horsebackriding, and then out to eat dinner -every single night of my little young life.  Got that?  Until I was 9 year old, I ate dinner at a different restaurant every night of my life, with my dad.  That was our time together.   When he died of a sudden car accident when I was nine, those dinners stopped.  But everything I loved about the experience, the time spent, the sharing, and the food stayed with me all these years.  I do so much relating to people through food, be it sharing of a meal, cooking for people, or giving food I think my friends and coworkers enjoy.

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Meat Is Good

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

 

Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Mililani.  All my life.

 
How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

 

I've always loved food and as far back as I can remember.  I've always enjoyed Thanksgiving because it was a day to stuff your self with all the yummy goodness my Mama would make.

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Chunky Monkey

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

 

Born, raised, and have always lived in east Honolulu (except for 4 years in Massachusetts during college).

 
How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

 

I think anyone who grew up in my family would love food.  We just have a lot of excellent, generous cooks and we love to eat.  Maybe too much!  When I was little I was repeatedly mistaken for the girl in the Hostess commercials because I had pigtails and was always begging for cupcakes and Twinkies in the checkout line.  Chunky Monkey was an actual nickname based on my favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor plus my friend's quip that "You are what you eat!"  I love to read cookbooks for pleasure and try recipes from other countries as a kind of armchair travel/escapism (French, Thai, Indian, & Vietnamese food are my favorites).  Unfortunately, one of my children is an extremely picky eater who is sometimes "scared" of the "yucky" things I make.  I also married a thin man who just "eats to live" and prefers plain food (his favorite seasonings are salt and pepper).  My husband trips out on how much food my family prepares whenever we get together, and how when we're eating we'll sit around and talk about what we're eating and what we're going to eat the next time.

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Fancy Burrito

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

 

Born in Missouri, lived in Iowa until I was 11, moved to California where I lived until about 28, lived in Washington state for a couple years, then to Oahu.

 
How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

 

I was a really picky kid, but started loving food when I was in my late 20's/early 30's (after I actually started trying stuff).

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Too Much Tabasco

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

Hawaii, raised in Kailua 18 years. Seattle 19 years.


How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

 

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Boss of the Food

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

Born in Los Angeles, CA. Raised in Hawaii 39 years.


How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

I have loved food all my life. My big body and appetite got me started loving food.

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Big Mouth Hungry!

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

Born in Tokyo, Japan, raised in Japan (4 years), Nebraska (2 years) and Hawaii (32 years).


How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

I have loved food all my life.  When I was little I wanted to eat whatever  my older brother and sisters were eating.  First, it was junk food like potato chips and red cream soda and then it got to be more refined stuff  later in life., including things that were an acquired taste like Natto (fermented soy beans, yum!).  In college, I expanded my horizons and began to eat a lot of ethnic food like Southeast Asian, European, Mexican.

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Just Eat!

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

Born Honolulu. Raised Aiea.


How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

Have you seen me? I 've loved food all of my life.

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Better With Beer

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

Aiea, HI.


How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

I'm not a big fan of food unless it goes good with beer.

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Scratch N Fresh

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

Honolulu, HI.


How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

I first began my love affair with food in college. When I first started cooking and really understanding where the ingredients come from and what it takes to make a good meal.

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Mr. Garlic Balls

Where were you born/raised (provide approximate # of years you spent in each location)?

Born/raised on Oahu, Specifically born in Honolulu and lived in Aiea.


How many years have you loved food and what got you started loving food? If you do not love food, explain why?

I have always loved food, especially pizza. Other types come and go, but pizza is will always be the favorite.

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