Sonia Tastes Hawai'i: Recipes Inspired by the Farmers Markets of Hawai'i Island (Paperback)
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Our islands are some of the most fertile in the world and Hawai'i Island has some of the most varied climates, elevations, and growing conditions of any other land in the Pacific Ocean. We are fortunate that we can grow somewhere on this one island almost anything that grows anywhere else in the world.
There are at least 25 farmers markets on Hawai'i Island and I visited all of them, at one time or another, for a special series I wrote several years ago. This does not even count the permanent fruit and veggie stands that dot the countryside from time-to-time. The articles found in this book were inspired by my visits to all those wonderful farmers' markets and CSA farmers. They were shared as regular columns in the 2012-2016 issues of Ke Ola Magazine.
I hope I can inspire you to visit your nearest farmers market and pick up something completely different or previously unknown to you and try one of these recipes. Enjoy with much Aloha