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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork This Memorial Day, we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America. Among them are my uncle who was killed in action in Italy during World War II, and my brother-in-law who died in Vietnam. This day of […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork A frosty pitcher of homemade lemonade is welcome refreshment on a sweltering day, but sometimes, I just want a glassful. Here’s the problem: If I make a whole pitcher, I’ll end up drinking all of it, over the course of days. And since so much sugar […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork My best memory of English peas is of shelling them on a sunny day in the courtyard of a country house in France. Our friend Carol, owner of the house, lives in a small town outside of Bordeaux. I don’t remember what she did with the […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork I never had fresh asparagus until I moved to the Mainland. Growing up in Hawaii years ago, asparagus only came in cans—and we considered it a treat. Of course, that’s no longer true today. In fact, in addition to importing fresh asparagus from the Mainland, some […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Since I love setting the table for all the holidays, I’ve been thinking about what to do for Easter. It’s just a dinner for our family, but I still want to create a festive mood. This year, I’ve decided to make very simple Easter bunnies from […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Recently, I’ve been dreaming of Mrs. Victorine’s bread pudding. It was a dense, custardy block of deliciousness, dotted with raisins and presented chilled. Mrs. Victorine was our neighbor across the street in Hilo, Hawaii, where I grew up. As neighbors do in Hawaii, we often shared […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork If you follow my Special Fork blog posts, you know that I am wrangling each Friday with trying to make an appealing bento lunch to entice my pre-school granddaughter. She’s a picky eater and spends more time socializing than eating during the lunch hour at school. […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork I came home from New York City Wednesday night after a three-day business trip. On Friday, I had no ideas for dinner, and for Lent, had to make it a meatless meal, besides. Rummaging through my pantry, I hit upon a simple pasta dish that took […]

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