Books are a great idea for holiday gift giving, here are a few that our editors like this year.
Cooking with Les Dames D’Esscoffier: At Home with the Women Who Shape the Way We Eat and Drink
edited by Marcella Rosen with Pat Mozersky What if you could invite Julia Child, AliceWaters, M.F.K. Fisher and Marcella Hazan into you kitchen as you make dinner?
“With this book, we celebrate the delicious way to save the world – by cooking and eating. Enjoy these
splendid recipes from Dames who have shared wonderful meals and want to share them with you. The instructions
are all laid out for you; there’s no expertise needed. All you need is to begin.” – Alice Waters and Jerry Anne Di Vecchio (from the forward). Sasquatch Books
Hardcover $35. At your favorite bookseller.
The Hawai`i Coffee Book: A Gourmet’s Guide from Kona to Kaua`i by Shawn Steiman
From Bean to Cup, The Hawai`i Coffee Book includes a guide to farms offering tours, listings of café’s that roast on-site, and detailed information on where Hawai`i-grown coffees can be purchased in person or online. In addition, you will find more then a dozen recipes for cooking with coffee, complete with mouthwatering photography.
Watermark Publishing 2008
$15.95 at your favorite bookseller.
Hawai`i Cooks with SPAM®: Local Recipes Featuring Our Favorite Canned Meat by Muriel Miura
Auntie Muriel has gathered the best SPAM® recipes from friends, family and fans. She presents them here, along with little-known SPAM trivia, a concise history of SPAM, and tips on becoming a top-notch SPAM chef. Beautiful photographs on classic recipes for any occasion from tailgate parties, dinner parties, picnics to lu`au, a true Hawai`i rich cultural mix. Mutual Publishing 2008
$14.95 at your favorite bookseller.
The New-Wave Mai Tai: New Twist on an Old Favorite by Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi
The author traces the rich, swashbuckling story of rum – the mai tai’s principal ingredient – and explores the origins of the famed drink. With more than 50 innovative and easy-tofollow recipes, these creative cocktails from bartenders and watering holes throughout Hawai`i go far beyond what Trader Vic or Don the Beachcomber ever imagined. Included also is the eternal debate over which of the two actually created the Mai Tai. Watermark Publishing 2008
$15.95 at your favorite bookseller
The Puka Guide: 100 Hawaiian-Style Hole-In-The-Wall Restaurants by Donovan M. Dele Cruz and Jodi Endo Chai
These two local-style foodies are back again with a fully updated and revised Puka Guide, this time with favorite hole-in-the-wall dining spots, this is an island-by-island tour of “local-style dining off the beaten path.” From bentos to barbecue, saimin stands, drive-ins and ethnic restaurants, the authors also provide insider tips on the best “grinds,” as well as pre-ordering strategies to ensure that the coveted package of omiyage goodies is available for the trip home.
$9.95 at your favorite bookseller or resort shops.
Sweet Life: A Novel by Mia King
“Sweet Life an entertaining and heartwarming story about starting over, the unexpected bumps along the way…and how they can change us for the better. AsMarissa Price is about to find out, paradise is not always what we expect it to be. Mia King shows readers how sweetness can be found anywhere, and in the most unexpected of places.Mia’s own life story is equally engaging (similar toMarissa,Mia left her corporate life and currently resides in Hawai`i), making both her personal tale and her latest novel SWEET LIFE, fascinating for fans and readers everywhere. Included at the end of this novel you will find some mouth-watering recipes. Penguin Group 2008
$14.00 at your local bookseller.