HONOLULU – OC16 will begin airing Cooking Hawaiian Style on October 7, a cooking show dedicated to preserving and promoting local Hawaiian and Hawaiian-style recipes. Created by cookinghawaiianstyle.com founder Frank Abraham, who was born-and-raised in Hawaii and now lives in California, the show will be hosted by radio personality Lanai Tabura and will feature famous Hawaii foodies sharing their favorite recipes.

Scheduled guest-hosts include Chef Adam Tabura, winner of The Food Network’s fourth season of “The Great Food Truck Race”; Betty Shimabukuro, a cookbook author and renown food columnist in the Star Advertiser; Wally Amos of “Famous Amos” cookies; and many more.

“OC16 is excited to air Cooking Hawaiian Style, and foster a renaissance of local recipes that many of us grew up enjoying. Viewers are sure to enjoy learning how to make local style Chow Mein from veteran TV chef Titus Chan or how to prepare Filipino Sari Sari soup from Richie of Elena’s Restaurant in Waipahu,” said Mitzi Lehano, Vice President of Programming for OC16. “With a wide array of new and traditional recipes, there is something for everyone’s taste buds.”

Show founder Frank Abraham graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, and currently lives in Southern California. He started cookinghawaiianstyle.com in 2011 as a way to exchange local recipes around the world with people interested in Hawaii cuisine. Recipes include hamburger steak with “Killer Brown Gravy” (the websites most requested recipe), fried rice, potato macaroni salad, guava chiffon cake, and fried saimin.

“The Cooking Hawaiian Style team sends a big mahalo to OC16 for this opportunity, and to all of our celebrity hosts for making our show a success. After leaving Hawaii, I longed for Hawaii food and am honored to share the recipes I love with people all over the state,” said Frank Abraham, founder of Cooking Hawaiian Style.

Cooking Hawaiian Style will air Monday, October 7 at 7:30pm on OC16. For more information, please visit oc16.tv.

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