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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Taste firehouse cooking at the Honolulu Firefighters Foundation fundraiser

Taste firehouse cooking at the Honolulu Firefighters Foundation fundraiser

I have a thing for firemen. Um…their food, that is. Want to find the best food at a potluck? Go for the firefighter's dish. I wrote about firehouse cooking in the magazine some time ago (cooking duties are taken so seriously they're part of firefighter training), but you can taste it for yourself Friday at the Honolulu Firefighters Foundation fundraiser, when the firefighters cook up their slow cooked beef melange (melange: a fancy word for odds and ends—true economical firehouse cooking) and kiawe-smoked pork with onions.

A few of the other dishes restaurants are bringing to the potluck—err, event:
- Sheraton Waikiki: Kalua drunken duck breast with pineapple chutney
- Chai's Island Bistro: Spicy oxtail soup
- Poke Stop: Saimin Bowl with house smoked shrimp and char siu pork belly with choice of smoked ham hock or spicy kim chee broth
- 12th Ave Grill: Bacon-wrapped meatloaf
- Roy's: Sous vide Asian-style Shinsato pork belly

Proceeds from the event will benefit the HFF and its mission to promote, educate and support public safety.

$150, 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 12. Tickets available at:

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Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.


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