Great reading about Island food and brews
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The Honolulu Advertiser's "Island Plate" cookbook, a history of Hawai'i food ways, is available online: www.honoluluadvertiser.com. Author Wanda Adams will give a free talk on the book and on her new collection, "Entertaining Island Style" (Island Heritage, closed spiral, $15.95) at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wailuku Public Library on Maui. Also, "The Island Plate" (Island Heritage, hardcover closed spiral, $20) will be on sale from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Saturday Farmers Market at Kapi'olani Community College. Adams will talk story and sign books.
"The Hawai'i Beer Book," Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi's new release (Watermark, paper closed spiral, $15.95) about the Islands' craft-beer industry and about brewing, cooking with beer and the history of the beverage, has debuted . Find it in bookstores and gift shops or order from www.bookshawaii.net.
AT YOUR GROCER
DRESSINGS, MARINADES ROY'S WAY
Salad dressings and marinades under the Roy Yamaguchi name are reaching stores, including Don Quijote (formerly Daiei), Star Markets, Longs, Times supermarkets, KTA stores on the Big Island, Safeway statewide and Hilo Hattie gift shops.
The Hawaiian Fusion product line was created by Da Farmer & The Chef, a hui that includes partners chef Yamaguchi, farmer Dean Okimoto, chef Troy Terorotua, Grant Sim and marketer Lisa Kim. Products include Creamy Honey Herb Dressing & Dipping Sauce, Tangy Sweet Onion Vinaigrette & Marinade and Exotic Thousand Island Dressing & Dipping Sauce. The 12-ounce bottles sell for about $6 each. Information: www.DaFarmerandTheChef.com. A seasonings line is to come.