Friday, June 25, 2010

Kiss the Cookbook

www.leichic.comYou try to be more of a locavore, but lately it feels more like a loca-chore than anything else. Despite your best efforts, your organic chard is wilting as fast as your patience to find ways to cook it.

If you're stewing over how to use those three pounds of turnips that came in this week's CSA box, grab a copy of The Hawai'i Farmers Market Cookbook—Vol. 2: The Chef’s Guide To Fresh Island Foods and put those fears of rotting rutabagas on the back burner.

A compilation of 75-plus recipes from 18 of Hawai'i's top celebrity chefs, the cookbook is chock-full of juicy morsels on how to find, and more importantly, use the best local produce. From Sam Choy's Passion Slaw to Roy Yamaguchi’s mango relish and Ed Kenney’s green papaya and pork soup with shiitake mushrooms, there's something for every palate. Add in a comprehensive guide to all the Hawai'i Farm Bureau Federation's farmers' markets and this book is a recipe for success any way you slice it.

The book debuts this weekend—pick up your copy this Saturday at the KCC Farmers’ Market or at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana, where contributing chefs will be signing books on site. 

Then get ready to harvest the fruits of your labors.

The Hawai'i Farmers Market Cookbook Vol. 2 is available at the Hawai'i Farm Bureau Federation's booth at local farmers' markets, as well as direct from the publisher online at For more info, call 808.587.7766.

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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