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  • We all remember the Junior League cookbooks with their sumptuous recipes covering the gamut of island cooking. Over 200,000 copies were sold during a twenty-year period beginning in the 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century. Almost every household in Hawai‘i had at least one cookbook. Now by popular demand, here are the best and favorite dishes sure to please every palate—from everyday recipes to special occasion dinners, from snacks to delicious desserts.
  • A Portuguese-Hawai‘i Kitchen: The Local Foods of Island Portuguese explores Hawai‘i’s Portuguese cooking starting with the familiar soups and breads, on to basic traditional dishes and special festive recipes. The collection incorporates the initial simple resourceful diet of major proteins and greens grown in backyard gardens and the adaptation to locally available ingredients as the Portuguese adjusted to island life.
  • In Fire & Fury: 35 Years of Eruptions at Kilauea Volcano, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser chronicles that 35-year span with over 200 photos, many from Star-Advertiser photographers who covered the geological marvel over the decades. Special fold-out pages introduce six phases of the eruptive activity, with stories and maps to remind readers of the events and how they impacted the surrounding communities. “It’s important to note that Kilauea is still an active volcano that will erupt in the future, and associated hazards have not changed,” reported the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
  • This book is a celebration of inspiring women who have contributed to the growth and development of the Aloha State determined by their spheres of influence, dedication, and commitment to their craft, industries, and the Hawaiian community. All of them have demonstrated their ability to rise above the ordinary and push the margins as frontier.
  • This lovely children’s book, based on a true story, features a newlywed pair of Fairy Terns lovingly guarding their newly hatched egg. Happily, the egg begins to crack and their little chick is born. All of a sudden BZZZZZZZ!....someone is trying to cut down their tree! An inquisitive little girl jumps in and saves the day, convincing the workmen and a fancy hotel owner to save the tree the Fairy Terns are living in.
  • Five students explore where their food comes from and share their food stories during a class show-and-tell. Things take a turn when one student’s honest mistake becomes something special for the entire school to enjoy. This book was written by a team of students and educators from ‘Iolani School and President George Washington Middle School in Honolul