Hawaii Mom Blog: Hawai`i's Community Cookbook Review




December 14, 2022

Hawai`i's Community Cookbook Review

I have a small collection of local cookbooks, so I was thrilled when Hawai`i's Community Cookbook was published.  

This collection of over 600 recipes from cookbooks made through churches, schools, and other organizations offers a glimpse of our food culture in years past, with classic recipes and even replicas of old ads!

It was so nostalgic to see recipes such as guisantes and chicken hekka - many dishes that I've had as a child, but haven't had in years.  

Then there were the recipes that were very familiar since I either eat or make the foods regularly, such as mochiko chicken or Korean-style fried rice.

I loved the authenticity of the recipes and how some had a story behind it or helpful tips.  You'll even finda recipe written in pidgin!

Locals will find so many favorites or discover new ones, such as Teriyaki Short Ribs, Steamed Opakapaka with Lemon Soy Sauce, and Guava Cream Cheesecake.

Of course the first recipe I tried was one for sweets - Leona's Disappearing Mochiko Chocolate Chip Cookies.

They were a hit!  It had a nice crispness to it and my kids ate them up!

I have so many other recipes earmarked that I'm ready to try.

Hawai`i's Community Cookbook is perfect for your cookbook collection or would make a great gift for someone who is missing the islands.  
You may order Hawai`i's Community Cookbook online at Mutual Publishing.

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