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We hope you think of Kona Stories first during this holiday gift buying season and to help you enjoy your holiday shopping every Saturday during the holiday season we will serve you a free glass of Brenda’s homemade sangria.
The Grinch will show up on Saturday from 1 - 3PM. Bring your phones or cameras and have your holiday pictures taken for Free! Well behaved animals are welcome.
To sweeten the deal we will have a special cookbook author here sampling something delicious from their books. Cookbooks are excellent gifts and a personalized one even better.
Visiting Kona Stories Book Store on December 16, 2017 from 12PM – 2PM is Kona favorite Lynette Lo Tom.
Hawaii food writer Lynette Lo Tom has captured the delicious cooking of her mother Lorna Lee Lo, extended family, and friends. There is a wide range of dishes to satisfy not only the novice, but professional chefs as well. Most of the recipes, not surprisingly, are Cantonese, as three-quarters of the Chinese workers who came to Hawaii to work on the plantations were from Zhongshan, an area in Guangdong province (formerly called Canton). Lynette, a Hawaii born, fifth-generation Chinese, explains some of the unique foods in Hawaii such as cake noodle. The book s 112 recipes include popular dishes such as Boiled Peanuts with Star Anise, Chinatown-style Crispy Skin Roast Pork, and Mongolian Beef. More traditional recipes are also included: Prune Apricot Mui, Winter Melon Soup, and Chicken Soup with Ginger and Whiskey (called Gai Jow). A Chinese Kitchen goes behind the scenes explaining the recipes, providing insights into Chinese food traditions, culture and experience in Hawaii. The many stories interspersed throughout the book give colorful insights into Chinese life in Hawaii from the 1950s until the present. Her book is Chinese Kitchen.