With Sam Choy Cooking From the Heart Cookbook
With Sam Choy Cooking From the Heart cookbook shares chef Choy's unique roots of Asian, European and Polynesian cuisines. Owner of Sam Choy's restaurant in Kona, this chef brings you some dynamite recipes -- Deep Fried Won Ton Brie with Fresh Pineapple Marmalade, Broiled Garlic Garlic Chicken Breast Salad, Taro Corn Chowder, Pork Tofu, Sam Choy's Award Winning Roast Duck, Island Seafood Stew, and Easy Banana Pie.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket (large size), 209 pages.
Copyright: 1996, Fifth Printing
Publisher: Mutual Publishing
Author: Sam Choy and Evelyn Cook
Description: Eating one of Sam Choy's innovative dishes is always fun, exciting, and highly -- pleasurable, much like spending a little time with the chef himself. The food Sam Choy creates cannot be separated from the man, because he pours so much of himself into his cooking. That's why With Sam Choy: Cooking From the Heart is not simply a cookbook, but a portrait of a unique and engaging human being.
For Sam, good food doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming to prepare. Most of the recipes in this book were compiled with the working mom or dad in mind and can be prepared quickly with minimum effort. There are a few elaborate recipes for home cooks looking for something new to wow their families and guests, although many of Sam's creations that bring the most raves are the simplest to make.
Sam has been cooking since he was a kid helping his father cater huge luau on the North Shore of Oahu in the 1950s and '60s. His dad, being of Chinese ancestry, taught him the secrets and techniques of Oriental cookery, while he learned the Island way and European traditions from his Hawaiian-German mother. His recipes reflect a melding of East and West, with distinctive Polynesian flourishes and some highly innovative twists that could have been conceived only in the creative and original mind of Chef Choy.
Sam went to cooking school and worked as a chef at some of Hawai'i's most renowned hotels and resorts before opening his own restaurant. Since opening Sam Choy's Restaurant in Kona in 1991, Sam has become a legend, not only for his cooking, but also for his outgoing personality. People who eat at his place end up friends as well as customers. Sam's restaurants are always packed, and the people eating there are always smiling.
Condition: Good condition.
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