Do you try to keep tabs on your home ground? I usually try to check in on the islands twice a week through the Honolulu Advertiser's website.
On Sundays, my favorite is "Deb Aoki's bento box" in the "Island Life" section. Deb Aoki is an illustrator from Hawaii now living in L.A.
"Bento" means "lunch". In Hawaii, a "bento" can sometimes consist of all kinds of different foods from different cultures. This comic strip showcases all of the diverse cultures we have in Hawaii.
Having grown up in Hawaii, reading this comic strip always puts a smile on my face, bringing back all kinds of memories and I sometimes catch myself laughing out loud. Here are two places to find her on the internet: Deb Aoki's blog &Deb Aoki's Bento Box on the Advertiser.
The other is "Taste/Recipes" also in the "Island Life" section. This is usually updated on Wednesdays. This section sometimes gives recipes of local dishes , local foods and food cultures.
Check 'um out....li'dat