From a Maui native and popular food blogger, this beautiful cookbook of 85 fresh and sunny recipes reflects the major cultures that have influenced Hawaiian food over time: Native Hawaiian, Japanese, Filipino, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.
In Aloha Kitchen, blogger Alana Kysar takes you into the homes, restaurants, and farms of Hawaii, exploring the cultural and agricultural influences that have made dishes like plate lunch and poke a hit with mainlanders. Using history, local knowledge, and aloha spirit, Kysar introduces Hawaiian staples like saimin, steamed pork buns, shaved ice, macadamia-crusted mahi mahi, and lillikoi chiffon pie, tracing their geographic roots and history on the islands.
As a Maui native, Kysar gained access to the kitchens and hearts of this enchanting destination, sharing recipes influenced by cultures around the world that Hawaii locals have made their own. With transporting photography, accessible recipes, and engaging writing, Kysar paints an intimate and enlightening portrait of Hawaii and its cultural heritage.
About the Author
Alana Kysar was born in Hawaii and currently resides in Los Angeles. In 2015, she started her blog Fix Feast Flair and won Saveur magazine's blog award for "Best New Voice." Since then, her photos and recipes have been picked up everywhere from Food & Wine and Saveur to Country Living, BuzzFeed, and Yahoo Food.
"An eye-opening portrait of the cultural diversity behind Hawaii's cuisine. . . Kysar opens her heart and her kitchen in this appealing and informative introduction to a delightful cuisine."