Muriel Miura

January 23, 1935 – November 7, 2020


Mutual Publishing has lost one of its most prolific, talented, hard-working, kindest authors.

Muriel may be most recognized for her nationally televised cooking shows from the 1970s, Cook Japanese Hawaiian Style and The New World of Cooking with Muriel. While comfortable with all types of ethnic cuisine, Muriel’s specialty was always Japanese cooking where she added a personal touch of Hawai‘i to her foods.

Muriel authored more than twenty cookbooks including Cookies from Hawai‘i’s Kitchen, Hawai‘i Cooks with Spam, Hawai‘i Cooks and Saves, Celebrating in Hawai‘i, and What Hawai‘i Likes to Eat. She also served as co-editor of the “Hawai‘i Cooks” series that includes A Japanese Kitchen, A Korean Kitchen, A Portuguese Kitchen, An Okinawan Kitchen, A Chinese Kitchen, and A Filipino Kitchen.

Muriel finished a new cookbook this year, Home Cooking Hawai‘i Style, which will be released next year, and she was wrapping up a dim sum cookbook which will be published posthumously in either 2021 or 2022.

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Mutual Publishing is one of the bigger and storied local publishers here in Hawaii. They offer and publish a wide variety of books from cookbooks spanning all islands, to vibrantly illustrated children’s books, to award-winning novels and intricately researched history books.  Whatever your preference, they probably have something to whet your reading appetite.

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Hidden gem! This is a great spot for gifts for family and friends on the mainland, baby showers, birthdays, etc. They carry more titles than can be found at any store, and the offer discounts. We got 20% off our books when we visited. It’s so important to support local, and this is a great way to do that. Staff is super friendly which is a bonus. Parking in lot across the street or any of the municipal lots in the area.

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Hard to find. You have to know it is here. Not visible from the street. Excellent source for local books especially children’s books. Local cook books. Well worth the effort to find it.

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Courtney was great, she was very helpful in placing my order , will be back to order more.

David Konishi / Google Review

Just need to let the whole island/world know that this is an awesome book publishing company. This is one of the last book publishers we have in Hawai’i and we need to pay extra attention in giving them our business and ohana. Where specialty books are made for Hawaiina living, specialty cook books recognizing Hawai’i’s own cuisine talents and books on various aspects of Hawai’i.
Staff is friendly and promote Hawai’i’s limited resources. Look for the Mutual Publishing label and support one of the last book publishers in a world of eBooks and low book purchases.

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books, books, and books galore! i love books!

if you are looking for local books, kids books, cookbooks, obake stories, alii stories…

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