Taste of Hawaii Cookbook - SIGNED

Chef and owner of A Pacific Cafe in Kapaa, Kaui, Jean-Marie Josselin, signed this Taste of Hawaii Cookbook. Recipes with ingredients from the region are all included in the more than 125 Hawaiian-inspired recipes. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 224 pages 

Copyright: 1992 

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Inc. 

Author: Jean-Marie Josselin 

ISBN: 9781556701917

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Description: Hawaii conjures up romantic visions of palm trees, blue waters, and white sand beaches, but it is also at the center of the hottest trend in cooking today -- the food of the Pacific Rim. 

Going far beyond a typical mainland idea of luau fare -- poi, pineapple, and roast pig -- Hawaiian food is based on fresh, natural ingredients combined with the islands' singular fish and seafood. Indigenous fish such as mahimahi, ono, yellowfin tuna, and ulna and tropical produce such as passion fruit, mangos, guava, taro, and lotus root are brought together in exciting new combination's cooking techniques that came to Hawaii with the many cultures that have sent explorers, merchants, and settlers there, including China, Japan, Polynesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Portugal -- and even New England. 

In A Taste of Hawaii, one of Hawaii's most highly acclaimed chefs, Jean-Marie Josselin, brings his classical French training to bear on the multicultural traditions of his adopted home, creating a collection of 125 recipes that are contemporary in taste and Hawaiian in inspiration. 

A Taste of Hawaii includes chapters on soups; appetizers and salads; fish and seafood; meat and poultry; vegetables and side dishes; sauces, dips, and dressings; and desserts. The recipes include such dishes as Blue Crab Bisque with Filipino Pepper Creme Fraiche, Soba Noodle Salad with Sweet Shrimp Rolls, Sizzling Ginger Mahi-Maki with Shabu Dipping Sauce, Grilled Paniolo Steak with Maui Onion Rings, and Coconut Cake with Guava Pastry Cream. In keeping with current concerns for health, the recipes are low in fat and call for the freshest authentic Hawaiian ingredients, although mainland substitutions are included. Fifty spectacular photographs, many taken on location, show the beauty of the islands and their native ingredients, transformed into delicious dishes that will transport you to a world of sun, sand, and blue waters. 

Jean-Marie Josselin, chef and owner of the highly regarded A Pacific Cafe in Kapaa, Kauai, was born in France, educated at the Culinary School of Paris, and worked in the mainland United States before moving to Hawaii and discovering the possibilities of Hawaiian cuisine. 


Condition: Good condition. Page with author's inscription has a book sticker/label from former owner. Jacket has minior creasing at top edge. 

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