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.