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July 5th, 2016
Chef James Aptakin's poke tacos with avocado mousse, island salsa and bubu arare.

Chef James Aptakin's poke tacos with avocado mousse, island salsa and bubu arare, prepared for an episode of "Cooking Hawaiian Style."

Lanai Tabura is back for a sixth season as host of "Cooking Hawaiian Style," the celebrity-driven show inspired by home cooking and family traditions.

The season opened Monday with actress Tia Carrere preparing her father's recipes for chicken adobo, cascaron and lumpia. If you missed it, no worries, the show repeats all week.

Tia Carrere wraps lumpia with host Lanai Tabura in the first episode of the new "Cooking Hawaiian Style" season. Photo by Ryan Sakamoto

Tia Carrere wraps lumpia with host Lanai Tabura in the first episode of the new season. Photo by Ryan Sakamoto

"Cooking Hawaiian Style," produced by Frank Abraham and filmed at on the beach at Ko Olina, airs on the Lifestyle network, channels 683 and 1683 (digital) on Time Warner Cable, and on OC16.

The shows air first at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, repeating daily at different times until a new show debuts the following Monday. New episodes air through Sept. 19, then start over with the Carrere show.

The rest of this season's lineup:

-- Monday: Four Seasons Ko Olina chefs Jobbie Domenden, Ray German and Martin Knaubert make some of the hotel's most popular dishes, Drunken Crab, chilled avocado and steamed hapuupuu.

-- July 18: Entertainer Al Harrington and his wife, Rosa, prepare refrigerator oatmeal, chia seed pudding and shoyu gohan.

Fred Lum, left, and Carissa Moore film an episode of "Cooking Hawaiian Style" with host Lanai Tabura. Kino Carrillo

Fred Lum, left, and Carissa Moore film an episode on the beach at Ko Olina with Tabura.

-- July 25: Professional surfer Carissa Moore and her grandfather, Fred Lum, serve baked salmon and a fresh ginger sauce for poke and sashimi.

- Aug. 1: Fashion designer Kini Zamora shares his mother's recipes for hamburger steak and gravy, potato-macaroni salad and strawberry sorbet martini.

-- Aug. 8: Musician Sean Robbins uses Portuguese sausage in an omelette, fried rice and pasta carbonara.

-- Aug. 15: Chef James Aptakin of Mac 24/7 Bar & Restaurant makes ahi poke tacos and togarashi-seared hamachi with a popcorn-lilikoi-wasabi glaze.

-- Aug.  22: Musician Kawika Kahiapo makes a char siu sauce and applies it to pork and chicken, then makes kalo poke.

Chef Kino Carrillo's mini tostadas with crispy pork, black beans and pico de gallo.

Chef Kino Carrillo's mini tostadas with crispy pork, black beans and pico de gallo.

-- Aug. 29: Chef Kino Carrillo prepares crispy pork tacos with plantain poi tortillas and a watercress bok choy salad.

-- Sept. 5: The Wolfgang Steak House crew explains the preparation of different cuts of beef, lobster macaroni and cheese and the restaurant's Seafood Tower.

-- Sept. 12: Momi Ernestburg and daughter Ann of Hapa Haole Kitchen restaurant in Kaneohe demonstrate their pastele stew, bacalau salad and peanut butter and banana lumpia.

-- Sept. 19: Veterans Thomas Lee and Tony Holland of the Wounded Warrior program prepare beef fajitas, guacamole and pico de gallo.

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