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copper fire pit

What followed the invention of fire? The party. That's because once man had a warm, inviting place to gather, everyone wanted to congregate in his cave. Not much has changed today except the quality of the fire pit. This one is made of heavy-gauge solid copper by artisans in Turkey.

Roy's Feasts from Hawaii

Yamaguchi is the chef widely acknowledged as putting Hawaii's emerging food scene on the map. He calls his cooking style "Euro-Asian," drawing on his Japanese background, classic culinary training, and restaurant experience in California. Teriyaki Duck Salad with Candied Pecans and Papaya, Ahi Tartare with Crispy Polenta... Yamaguchi is talented, and foodies will be intrigued by his exotic fare.


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Sam Choy's Island Flavors

Hawaiian chef Sam Choy is sassy and sweet. So are the flavors of his food. Choy's cooking is hapu, a hybrid of Polynesian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and European influences, combined in what he calls local-style cooking.Fish or seafood stars in many dishes. Choy's marinades are generally a blend of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sugar, with varying accents of scallion, sesame oil, and hot peppers. Both the preparation of ingredients and the cooking method are quick for most dishes. The accompaniment, often a salsa or chutney, is usually a toss-together of chopped fresh fruits and vegetables that can be made ahead of time. A fish-lovers delight, this book also offers appealing chicken recipes: Quick and Easy Shoyu Chicken, made with teriyaki sauce, will please just about everyone. If you can chop, stir-fry, and grill, Sam Choy's Island Cooking provides a fast, fun taste trip to the tropics. Don't miss the desserts and exotic drinks, like Lava Flow and Kona MacFreeze.

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Chamorro Style Bread Pudding with Fresh Bananas & Macadamia Nuts (Latiya)

Latiya is actually a popular dessert served in Guam, but because of its tropical ingredients this delicious bread pudding could easily pass for a Hawaiian bread pudding and is also a terrific choice to serve as a luau dessert recipe. After all, it is not Guam but Hawaii that is the macadamia nut capital of the world, growing 90% of the world's macadamia nuts. Besides being delicious, macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fatty acids (AKA as the “good” fat) and have been proven to help reduce overall cholesterol levels, and bananas are a rich source of potassium. I've never actually tried this, but based on my cooking instinct, which is pretty solid at this point, I'd bet using Hawaiian bread or banana bread would also work well in this recipe, which is a very easy bread pudding recipe to make.

Slice cake or bread into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices and place onto serving platter that has a bit of a rim (to catch the sauce)

In a medium saucepan, scald the milk. While the milk is heating, combine egg yolks, cream, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Be sure to mix well. Once milk is heated, remove from heat and slowly add it to the egg yolk mixture whisking vigorously until well combined. Return the mixture to the saucepot and stir over medium heat. Sauce will start to thicken; keep going until sauce is thick enough to stick to the spoon.

Pour sauce over sliced cake or bread until each slice is completely covered. Place sliced bananas on top, sprinkle cinnamon and macadamia nuts for garnish.

Enjoy this dessert warm or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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sliced pound cake, chiffon, or regular white bread
6 egg yolks
1.5 c. granulated sugar or sucanat
1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 c. milk or soy milk
1 c. heavy cream or Silk soy creamer
1-2 freshly sliced bananas
1/4 c. macadamia nuts, chopped

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Hawaii Cooks: Flavors from Roy's Pacific Rim Kitchen

As a classically trained chef, Roy combines fresh, Hawaiian-grown ingredients with French cooking techniques to produce a mouthwatering collection of recipes with eastern and western influences. Recipes such as Crab and Taro Cakes with Béarnaise Sauce, Lamb Steaks with Sweet Potato Mash and Apple-Curry Sauce, and Crab with Vanilla Sauce pack an unexpected punch in every delicious bite, bringing out the flavors of ingredients in ways that only Roy can.