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Labor Day always seems a little sad to me, marking the unofficial end of summer. In San Francisco, our farmers’ markets are still bursting with heirloom tomatoes, peaches, nectarines and fresh herbs, but we know that soon all of nature’s largesse will gradually slip away. We officially turn the page from a summer lifestyle that’s […]

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We’ve been laboring hard, getting Special Fork off the ground. And this summer, we renovated our old kitchen to make a real office for Special Fork. Until then, we had two kitchens: our remodeled one where you see us doing food demos for Special Fork’s Video Fridays and our old kitchen, which was still functional. […]

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As we were walking on the grounds of the Royal Kona hotel in Kailua-Kona on vacation last week, we came across two workers preparing kalua pig for the evening’s luau. It brought back memories for Steve, whose grandfather used to host luaus for family and friends in his backyard in Aina Haina (on the Island […]

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Labor Day is the last official summer celebration, signaling that the dog days are nearing an end. While the weather will remain warm for weeks to come, afternoons playing baseball in the park will soon give way to more indoor-centric activities. So follows cooking.

But the Hunters aren’t battening down the hatches just yet. Instead we want to tell you about a fun and easy picnic for Labor Day that the whole family will enjoy—a gourmet ballpark picnic.

No all-American celebration is complete without hot dogs, coleslaw and potato salad, and if your kids are like ours, they’ll be pleased as punch with the menu.

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It’s the Labor Day weekend. Well to some….

I will be in San Francisco shopping for a cookbook shoot but if I were resting my laurels on this lovely long weekend, I would be having a BBQ or better yet, attending one. There is a lot of labor in Labor Day, if you know what I mean. Especially for those of you who are hosting that BBQ.

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As our nation breaks on Monday to celebrate the achievements of working people, let’s take a moment to honor the eponymous laborer of the natural world: the worker bee.

The National Honey Board reports that, “honey is made in one of the world’s most efficient facilities. The 60,000 or so bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a pound of honey.”

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I haven’t decided on my Labor Day menu yet, but I’m more stressed about getting my Labor Day gift.

I know – not even unions give gifts on Labor Day.

Our gift-giving tradition started with Disney’s Flight of the Bumblebee. While shopping at the mall one summer, Dave and I spotted the videotape on sale – just the one my younger son Chris had wanted but was unable to find!

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