Aloha Kitchen by Alana Kysar EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Alana Kysar
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- Language: English
- Genre: Cooking
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- Size: 18 MB
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Aloha [ə lo.hə]: hello! E komo mai (welcome to)
This Hawaiian word aloha means so much. It means love and
affection, kindness and compassion, mercy and sympathy, pity
and grace, and is also used as a greeting or farewell. It’s a
feeling, a state of mind, an attitude, and a way of life.
Hawai‘i’s official nickname—the Aloha State! The aloha
spirit, as defined by a state statute, “is the coordination of
mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the
self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to
others.” Aloha must be extended with no obligation in return,
and to live aloha, you must “hear what is not said, see what
cannot be seen, and know the unknowable.”
principle of friendliness and acceptance of ideas and cultures
extends to all aspects of life in the islands, from friendships to
family and even to the kitchen. This way of life—placing the
aloha spirit at the core of relationships and actions—is what
truly makes Hawai‘i a special place. This spirit is the core of
these recipes and this book.
When I set out to write this book, I wanted to capture the spirit
of aloha through practice. So I opened up our kitchen and
home to friends (new and old), family, and really anyone who
wanted to come. We hosted no-frills, paper-napkin dinners
almost weekly. Our friends and family tried most of the foods
in this book during various stages of development.
the recipes didn’t exactly work out; other times they were
much better. But no matter the case, we got together and made
a great night out of it. There is a very long island between my
kitchen and the dining room, and I am thankful to each and
every friend who sat on the kitchen stools, chatting, while I
toiled away at the recipes.
Many parties, throughout the
yearlong process of writing this book, were graced with aloha
kitchen treats. At the end of the process, Aloha Kitchen felt
like the only title worthy of this book and our shared
experiences represent the spirit of Hawai‘i and why this tiny
archipelago has captivated the world.
When you close your eyes and think about Hawai‘i, what
comes to mind? Do you see the brilliant sapphire and
turquoise ocean glistening in the sun? Maybe you think about
the feeling of the warm, soft sand between your toes? Do you
hear gently rustling palms?
Or is your perfect moment when
you feel the cool, breezy trade winds collide with the warm,
light blanket of humidity that hugs the Hawaiian Islands
chain? Even if you’ve never been to Hawai‘i, you have an idea
of how these iconic islands—Hawai‘i (the Big Island), Maui,
Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, Kahoʻolawe O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, and Ni‘ihau—
look, smell, and feel.
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