Posted on: September 21, 2021 | Category: News
The 2021 National Book Festival is being held virtually now through September 26th with the theme, “Open a Book, Open the World.”
Each state is allowed to showcase a local title in the “Great Reads from Great Places” book pick. For the Aloha State, the Hawaii Center for the Book has selected “Cook Real Hawai’i: A Cookbook” by Maui chef Sheldon Simeon and co-author Garrett Snyder. Published by Clarkson Potter, the cookbook tells the cross-cultural story of Hawaii’s local style cooking through photography, stories and recipes for dishes like wok-fried poke, pork dumplings made with biscuit dough and crispy cauliflower katsu. Sheldon Simeon shows readers the many cultures that have come to create the cuisine of his beloved home: the native Hawaiian traditions, Japanese influences, Chinese cooking techniques and dynamic Korean, Portuguese and Filipino flavors that are closest to his heart. Borrow a copy of “Cook Real Hawai’i: A Cookbook”.
Watch a video interview of Chef Sheldon Simeon with HSPLS librarian Kylie Flood, with introductions by Hawaii State Librarian Stacey Aldrich and Hawaii Center for the Book’s state coordinator Marya Zoller.