Try pono dishes, local favorites at home
Enthusiasm for local recipes never wanes, and Mutual Publishing continues to feed home cooks’ interest with two n ew releases.
The first, a joint project with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, is “Cooking Hawaiian Style Two: ‘Ohana Recipes From Lanai & Friends” ($17.95), by Lanai Tabura and Frank Abraham, host/producer and executive producer/owner, respectively, of a cooking show of the same name that airs internationally. “Cooking Hawaiian Style” began as a website Abraham launched several years ago to circulate local recipes among Hawaii ex-pats.
This new collection of 100 recipes features more of the site’s ever-growing recipe archive, much of which is supplied by a who’s who of Hawaii celebrities and food companies. Comedian Frank De Lima’s malasadas, Sun Noodles’ homemade saimin soup and musician Henry Kapono’s Moon Over Opaka opakapaka dish are among the offerings.
The book is organized into categories of simple dishes, plate lunch recipes, soups, healthful recipes, dishes with a twist, desserts and chef offerings.
Abraham said Season 5 of the show, which will begin airing Nov. 2 on OC16, was filmed on Lanai, childhood home of Tabura and a picturesque setting that he hopes will draw more interest in the show. It now airs nationwide on the Lifestyle Network and in Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and parts of Europe.
Among the guests are musicians Kelly Boy and Leolani De Lima, MW Restaurant chefs Michelle and Wade Ueoka, watercress farmer David Sumida and world surfing champ Makua Rothman.
WHERE TO BUY
Cooking Hawaiian Style Volume 2 is available at mutualpublishing.comor call 380-1022. Find them in retail stores in mid-November. "Cooking Hawaiian Style" is available at a discount through a coupon in today's Star-Advertiser, Page B14.
'Cooking Hawaiian Style Two'
» Nov. 21 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Na Mea Hawai'i Native Books, Ward Warehouse with Lanai Tabura, Frank Abraham, Henry Kapono, John Cruz & Brother Noland. Free Concert!!
» Nov. 22 (2 p.m.): Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center with Lanai Tabura, Frank Abraham & Roman De Peralta of Kolohe Kai.