Over 300 favorite recipes from 61 of Hawaii's leading cookbooks make up this extraordinary collection. These contributing cookbooks are listed in a special section along with ordering information, a treasure for anyone who collects cookbooks.
This cookbook will introduce you to all of the wonderful native dishes, plus many more. Scattered among the recipes are fascinating facts and photos that capture Hawaii's unique history and culture.
This cookbook is a smaller version of the original Best of the Best of Hawaii cookbook.
"This is a cookbook with ideas and recipes that come from all over the Islands, I will be sharing this with my friends and the church ladies!" --Daina Beltre
Gwen McKee is a publisher with a mission. As the co-founder (with her husband, Barney) and the editor-in-chief of Quail Ridge Press, she has dedicated the past two decades to preserving America's food heritage. Through Quail Ridge Press, Gwen has now accomplished much of this task by creating the 50-volume Best of the Best State Cookbook Series that includes over 20,000 classic recipes. Today Quail Ridge Press is one of the most successful regional publishers, and certainly one of the most thriving publishing houses owned by a woman.
Gwen's interest in preserving "real" American food came naturally. Like most native Southerners, she was influenced by a family immersed in the traditions of Southern cooking and entertaining. Over a period of many years, Gwen collected recipes that were handed down through her family for traditional holidays and reunions.