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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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Portuguese Sweet Bread

The Portuguese have given Hawai`i many traditions. In music, they contributed the ukulele and slack-key guitar, and in the arena of Hawaiian food, they donated doughy, sugar donut malasadas and a bread that was an Easter favorite, Pao Doce or Maca Sovada, better known in English, as Portuguese sweet bread, and to many, simply sweet Hawaiian bread. Eggs, butter and milk gave this wonderful, special-occasion sweet bread its status at the center of Portuguese holiday tables, but this bread is great for snacking, and similar to challah bread, makes incredible French toast!

Preheat electric oven to 325 degrees F and grease four 9 X 5 X 3-inch loaf pans.

Dissolve yeast in potato water. Stir in the 3 tablespoons sugar, potatoes and ginger. Cover; let rise until doubled.

Scald milk; add salt and cool to lukewarm.

In small bowl of electric mixer, beat eggs; gradually beat in the 1 3/4 cups sugar. Stir into yeast mixture.

Add butter and mix well. Stir in 2 cups of the flour, then milk. Add 2 more cups of the flour; beat 5 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.

Place dough on lightly floured board and knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning in grease top. Cover; let rise until doubled.

On a lightly floured board, divide dough into fourths. Shape each fourth into a loaf; place in prepared pans. Cover; let rise until doubled.

Bake for 45 minutes or until done.

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2 pkg active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm potato water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons salt
6 eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 c. butter or margarine, melted
8 to 10 cups flour

Makes 4 loaves.

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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.