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Maui Talent Among Featured Guests on Lanai Tabura’s Show

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The “Cooking Hawaiian Style” show returns for an 11th season with a new lineup of recipes, celebrity chefs and popular entertainers.

Host, Lanai Tabura, will be joined by singer and reality star Tiara Hernandez (sister of pop superstar Bruno Mars).

Tiara and Lanai will create local favorites like Shoyu Chicken, Loco Moco and Poke, all featuring Lee Kum Kee products.

Among the guests featured this season is kumu hula, singer, musician and Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning composer Cody Pueo Pata.


The 2000 champion of the Frank B. Shaner Hawaiian Falsetto Competition, Pueo released his first solo album, “e hoʻi nā wai,” in 2001 under Ululoa Productions. His second solo project, “He aloha…” was released in 2007, and his limited-release EP, “Moʻohana,” debuted in 2009.  A deeply spiritual being of both Hawaiian and Native American heritage, Pueo travels regularly across Hawaiʻi, the continent of the United States and Japan to perform and to teach hula, language and music.

Lanai Tabura. Photo courtesy Kaʻuhane Inc.

“Our lineup of guest stars this season is really fantastic, and they are bringing some ‘ono recipes to the table,” said Lanai. “Here in the islands, it’s all about making food and sharing it with friends and family. We hope you join us.”

“Cooking Hawaiian Style” Season 11, presented by Hawaiian Electric, premieres today, Monday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. on Spectrum OC1016.

As the show’s new exclusive supermarket partner, Times Supermarkets provides all recipe ingredients for this season’s nearly 40 dishes. All segments of the show are filmed at the beautiful Kathy Ireland Estate.

Other guests include: Ciana Pelekai; Chef Chris Kajioka, Restaurant Senia; Craig Katsuyoshi, Helena’s Hawaiian Food; Jennifer Zelko-Schlueter, Hawai‘i Electric Light; Mika Miyashima, KITV 4 Island News; Sam Choy; Kathy Muneno; Chelsea Kea, Times Supermarkets; and Maa Tanuvasa. 


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