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Local Chef Releases Second Cookbook

Community Contributed by James Temple

Did you know that there are over 45,000 tropical islands around the world? “Tropical Cooking,” the second in a series from Molokai chef James Temple is now being sold on Oahu and Molokai. It is a collection of 122 tropical island recipes featuring cuisine with a fusion of tropical flavors, unique to the culinary world. Take a tour of the world’s islands with hot and spicy appetizers to cool and refreshing desserts and everything in between. Recipes include dishes such as papaya and crabmeat boats, banana crumble muffins, spicy grilled beef short ribs, Aruban citrus chicken, pineapple rum cake, lime-garlic pork roast, coconut crab cakes with avocado mango salsa, coconut shrimp hush-puppies, or tropical island gazpacho, just to name a few.

Temple is a chef, writer and graphic designer who has traveled the world. His love of tropical island cuisine and his passion for the fine art of cooking led him to a degree in culinary arts from the San Francisco Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu Program. He and his wife, Kimberly, have lived on Molokai for the last nine years and previously owned Bamboo Pantry across from Friendly Market. This limited edition cookbook has just been printed in Honolulu and is full of beautiful color illustrations from Temple’s “food art” gallery seen at james-temple.fineartamerica.com. You can now buy a copy before they are sold out at local retailers, including Kalele Bookstore, Big Wind Kite Factory, Kumu Farms, Kamakana Country Store, the gift store at Hotel Molokai, or directly from Kimberly Temple who has a booth every Saturday at our local farmer’s market in front of Bank of Hawaii. Before you know it you will be enjoying a little taste of tropical island cuisine from around the world without leaving home.¬

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