Recipes from Hawai'i [A Cookbook]
From a Maui native and food blogger comes a gorgeous cookbook of 85 fresh and sunny recipes reflects the major cultures that have influenced local Hawai?i food over time: Native Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Filipino, and Western.
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In Aloha Kitchen, Alana Kysar takes you into the homes, restaurants, and farms of Hawai?i, exploring the cultural and agricultural influences that have made dishes like plate lunch and poke crave-worthy culinary sensations with locals and mainlanders alike. Interweaving regional history, local knowledge, and the aloha spirit, Kysar introduces local Hawai?i staples like saimin, loco moco, shave ice, and shoyu chicken, tracing their geographic origin and history on the islands. As a Maui native, Kysar's roots inform deep insights on Hawai?i's multiethnic culture and food history. In Aloha Kitchen, she shares recipes that Hawai?i locals have made their own, blending cultural influences to arrive at the rich tradition of local Hawai?i cuisine. With transporting photography, accessible recipes, and engaging writing, Kysar paints an intimate and enlightening portrait of Hawai?i and its cultural heritage.
About this Author
Alana Kysar was born in Hawai?i and currently resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their dog, Vienna Sausage. In 2015, she started her award-winning blog Fix Feast Flair, where she shares recipes inspired by her Japanese-American heritage, travels, and life in Hawai?i and Southern California. Since then, her photos and recipes have been picked up everywhere from Saveur and Food & Wine to Country Living, BuzzFeed, and Yahoo Food.
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