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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Farmers Market cookbook to be released this month

Advertiser Staff

The Hawai'i Farmers Market Cookbook Volume 2: Guide to Fresh Island Foods, edited by Joan Namkoong, a co-founder of several farmers markets and a Big Islanded freelance writer, will be released June 26.

The book was prepared in partnership with the Hawai'i Farm Bureau and includes 75 recipes from from 18 of the Islands' top chefs. It will debut at the Kapi'olani Community College Farmers Market on June 26 with a signing and and additional book events to follow.

Each chef was assigned a single local ingredient to explore, showcasing the fruit or vegeetable's characteristics.

The book includes color photographs by Adriana Torres Chong, a Kapi'olani Community College chef-instructor.

The book will sell for $15.95 at the seven farmers markets around the Islands. The publisher is Watermark Publishing; for bulk sales contact sales@bookshawaii.net or call 587-7766 or go to bookshawaii.net.. It will also be available in bookstores and online.