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THE FOOD MOVEMENT THAT CHANGED THE WAY HAWAI‘I EATS

Samuel H. Yamashita’s Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine: The Food Movement That Changed the Way Hawai‘i Eats is the first in-depth study on the origins, philosophy, development, and legacy of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine (HRC). The book is based on interviews with thirty-six chefs, farmers, retailers, culinary arts educators, and food writers, as well as on nearly everything written about the HRC chefs in the national and local media. Yamashita follows the history of this important regional movement from its origins in 1991 through the following decades, offering a boldly original analysis of its cuisine and impact on the islands.

The founding group of twelve chefs—Sam Choy, Roger Dikon, Mark Ellman, Amy Ferguson Ota, Beverly Gannon, Jean-Marie Josselin, George Mavrothalassitis, Peter Merriman, Philippe Padovani, Gary Strehl, Alan Wong, and Roy Yamaguchi—grandly announced in August 1991 the establishment of what they called Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine. At the time, they had no idea how dramatically they would change the food scene in the islands. While they each had their own style, their common commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality at their restaurants quickly attracted the interest of journalists writing for national newspapers and magazines.

The final chapters close with a discussion of the leading chefs of the next generation and an assessment of HRC’s impact on farming, fishing, ranching, aquaculture, and culinary education in the islands. Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine will satisfy those who are passionate about food and intrigued by changes in local foodways.

BREAKFAST: THE COOKBOOK

BY EMILY ELYSE MILLER

Start the day with the definitive cookbook of authentic home-cooking breakfast dishes from around the world. Breakfast is the most important – and comforting – time of day for billions of people everywhere. Here, for the first time, a collection of hundreds of home-cooking recipes celebrates morning meals as they’re prepared in kitchens across the globe. Each recipe is accessible and straightforward, with notes offering cultural context and culinary insight. Whether it’s sweet or not, classic or regional, it’s here: Egyptian Ful Medames (stewed fava beans); Mexican Chilaquiles; Chinese Pineapple Buns; American Scones; Scottish Morning Rolls; and so much more.

THE GARDEN CHEF: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM PLANT TO PLATE

For many chefs, their gardens are a direct extension of their kitchens. Whether a small rooftop in the city for growing herbs and spices, or a larger plot with fruit trees and vegetables, these fertile spots provide the ingredients and inspiration for countless seasonal dishes. Here, for the first time, The Garden Chef presents fascinating stories and signature recipes from the kitchen gardens of 40 of the world’s best chefs, both established and emerging talents, with a wealth of beautiful images to provide visual inspiration.

THE GREEK VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK

BY HEATHER THOMAS A delicious collection of accessible and tasty Greek recipes – perfectly matched to the current trend for meat-free eating. Fresh vegetables are an integral part of Greek cuisine, and The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook showcases an array of delicious meatless breakfasts, soups, salads, vegetables, grains, and desserts. Drawing inspiration from all
over Greece, the book simplifies this hugely popular cuisine with easily achievable, nourishing recipes so satisfying and tasty that they appeal to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Introductions to each recipe often provide additional information on ingredients and serving suggestions and many suggest variations to the dish itself.

TU CASA MI CASA: MEXICAN RECIPES FOR THE HOME COOK

BY ENRIQUE OLVERA Learn authentic Mexican cooking from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera (featured in the Netflix docuseries Chef’s Table), in his first home-cooking book. Enrique Olvera is a leading talent on the gastronomic stage, reinventing the cuisine of his native Mexico to global acclaim – yet his true passion is Mexican home cooking. Tu Casa Mi Casa is Mexico City/New York-based Olvera’s ode to the kitchens of his homeland. He shares 100 of the recipes close to his heart – the core collection of basic Mexican dishes – and encourages readers everywhere to incorporate traditional and contemporary Mexican tastes and ingredients into their recipe repertoire, no matter how far they live from Mexico.

COCONUT INFORMATION

COCONUT INFORMATION details a coconut’s lifecycle, and includes useful tips on how to grow, harvest, open and consume coconuts. It also features super simple recipes for using coconuts at all stages of maturity- from green spoon-meat, to coconut water, to the most delicious cocktail you’ve ever tasted. These tips and recipes are exactly what you need for daily island living, and could also become life-saving information in the event of a disaster.

A guide to the greatest plant on Earth

Written & designed by: Ryan Burden

Size: 9 ¾” by 6 ¾”

Pages: 74 pages, Soft cover

ISBN: 978-0-692-11555-8

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UNDER THE BODHI TREE

UNDER THE BODHI TREE shares their secret recipes for some of the most delicious, raw, vegan food on the planet. What makes this book so special – besides the fact that it’s self-published, something we adore! – is that all the recipes are healthy, tasty and easy to follow. This restaurant is a first stop for the edible Hawaiian Islands team whenever we travel to Hawaii Island – we feel so good after eating their food, and we love knowing that they source so many locally-grown ingredients.

Recipes from a plant-based kitchen

Written by: Chef Stephen Rouelle

Size: 9 ½ ” x 9 ½”

Pages: 99 pages, hard cover

ISBN: Self Published

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THE MUSUBI BOOK

A Hawaii staple and iconic Japanese food, musubi are beloved for their simplicity, portability and satisfying blend of tender rice and savory fillings. In The Musubi Book, Hawai’i’s premiere musubi maker, Manabu Asao-ka, introduces the history of musubi, their cultural im-portance, surprising statistics, essential tools…and, of course, techniques and easy-to-follow recipes to make your own tasty musubi at home.

THE MUSUBI BOOK
Written by: Manabu Asaoka
Size: 8” x 6.5”
Pages: 108 pages, Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-1-948011-03-7

BREADFRUIT AGROFORESTRY GUIDE

A newly published book, Breadfruit Agroforestry Guide: Planning and Implementation of Regenerative Organic Methods, is now available for commercial and home growers looking to combine modern horticultur-al techniques with traditional growing methods simi-lar to those successfully employed by Pacific Islanders over many centuries.

The guide, written and published by Craig Elevitch, Di-rector of Agroforestry Net, and Dr. Diane Ragone, Di-rector of the Breadfruit Institute of the National Trop-ical Botanical Garden (NTBG), is being released as the prolific Pacific Island staple crop enjoys a resurgence in planting and growing interest across Hawai‘i and around the tropical world.

BREADFRUIT AGROFORESTRY GUIDE
Written by: Craig Elevitch and Dr. Diane Ragone
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 64 pages, Soft cover
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-939618-07-8