The Hawai‘i Farmers Market Cookbook, Vol. 2
by The Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation | Watermark Publishing, 2010
This companion volume to the original Hawai‘i Farmers Market Cookbook contains more than 75 great recipes by Island culinary stars, including their cooking tips and advice on ingredient use. Cookbook editor Joan Namkoong instituted a key rule for the chefs, making these recipes home cook-friendly: no more than five ingredients, plus cooking oil, salt, pepper and the assigned featured food items.
Recipes by: Kevin Chong, Sam Choy, Hiroshi Fukui, Bev Gannon, Vikram Garg, George Gomes, Ed Kenney, DK Kodama, Eric Leterc, Peter Merriman, Mike Nevin, Tylun Pang, Russell Siu, Goran Streng, Ben Takahashi, Alan Takasaki, Alan Wong, Roy Yamaguchi.
Personal Note: Working on this cookbook is what really ignited my passion for food and opened my eyes to the importance of having a better understanding of what we eat, where it comes from. Without this book, Sugar + Shake and Put It On My Plate probably would not exist.
Proofreading, marketing and publicity
- Media and consumer outreach. Established Facebook page, organized media appearances and signing events with chefs. (See publicity campaign tab.)
Hawaii News Now farm features & chef demonstrations—As part of an ongoing series with Hawaii News Now (KGMB/KHNL/K5), each video segment comes in two parts: a farm tour feature to showcase local farmers and their products, and a live cooking demonstration with one of our chefs, highlighting products from the farm.
Cookbook Introduction/Focus Product: Tomatoes—HFBF President Dean Okimoto at Ho Farms and Chef Mike Nevin (The Pavilion Cafe at the Honolulu Academy of Arts) demonstrating “Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Pancetta”
Photo Galleries: Ho Farms shoot and Chef Mike Nevin demo
Focus Product: Watercress—Sumida Farms: David Sumida continues family tradition
Chef Roy Yamaguchi (Roy’s Restaurants) demonstrating “Watercress Salad”
Photo Galleries: Sumida Farm shoot and Chef Roy Yamaguchi demo
Focus Product: Asparagus—Twin Bridge Farms and Chef Kevin Chong (Chef Mavro Restaurant) demonstrating “Asparagus with Serrano Ham, Arugula & Romesco Sauce”
Photo Galleries: Twin Bridge Farms shoot and Chef Kevin Chong demo
Focus Product: Taro—Kahumana Farm and Chef Eric Leterc (The Pacific Club) demonstrating “Taro Vichyssoise”
Photo Galleries: Kahumana Farm shoot and Chef Eric Leterc demo
Focus Product: Dairy—Naked Cow Dairy
Chef Vikram Garg (Halekulani) demonstrating “Swiss Chard Casserole”
Photo Galleries: Naked Cow Dairy shoot and Chef Vikram Garg demo