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Try this: jackfruit and other exotic fruits

Paradise Fruit and Vegetable stand at farmers' markets offers lesser known fruit like sapodilla, canistel, abiu

Favorite dishes of 2011

Fennel panna cotta, grilled goat cheese pound cake, tater tot nachos top my list.

Top 10 posts of 2011 on Biting Commentary

From Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs to a small plates bar to new outposts of family-run stalwarts.

Goodbye John

John Heckathorn, who launched Biting Commentary, passed away this morning.

Two gifts to bring to a holiday party

Hawaiian red chili toffee and Petit Custa bears

Il Gelato in Hawaii

A German makes gelato in Hawaii. And he makes it remarkably well.

Falafel and shawarma from Da Falafel King's second location

Da Falafel King expands to a minibus in Moiliili

Shop and drop in for a bite

Lei Chic senior editor's picks for where to refuel while shopping.

New Year's Eve and Day dining out options

A round-up of places to ring in the New Year.

Country Market at Kahuku Farms

Hot grilled banana bread with Hawaii-grown vanilla ice cream and more

Update: Lobby Bar at The Modern Honolulu

Food and drink quality upheld post changeover

New restaurant: Opal Thai ditches the truck

Opal Thai has moved into a brick-and-mortar and the food is as good as ever.

Christmas dinner options if you're going out

For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a dining out round-up

Looking forward to 2012 food trends

No, NOT donuts, but pop-ups, Chinese food, rosé, throwback food and cocktails, cooking at home.

2011 trends: looking back at food

New restaurants Prima, Heeia Pier, Wada, Home Bar and Grill top my list. Trends of 2011 include chocolate, coffee, pizza ovens and food trucks.

Get your fix: biscuits and gravy

A biscuits and gravy round up from Soul Patrol, Morning Glass, Kiss My Grits

Eat and drink this now: cereal milk latte; stollen; local, cage-free eggs

Cocoa Krispies milk latte at Morning Glass; a Kahala stollen that's dipped in clarified butter; Maili Moa eggs, the first cage-free eggs on a commercial scale

New restaurant: Red House

A Korean version of Shokudo, with modern touches in both the decor and dishes.

Update: no naked sushi

Letters of protest by Safe Zone Foundation/Girl Fest Hawaii and the Department of Labor take naked sushi off the table.

Speakeasy: Bar&D

In R&D's first one-night-stand speakeasy, four courses of throwback cocktails by Dave Newman of Nobu and Kyle Reutner of Town

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