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The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong [Hardcover]

Alan Wong , Arnold Hiura
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

December 1, 2010 1935690078 978-1935690078
Eleven years after publishing his much-acclaimed first cookbook, Alan Wong's New Wave Luau, Hawaii's master chef has new stories to tell and fresh recipes to share with his legions of devotees. The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong features 70 memorable dishes representing the best of Chef Alan, his innovative menus and the creative cooks and staff members who develop and refine them.

With stunning food photography and more than 200 individual recipes, The Blue Tomato confirms Chef Alan's place at the leading edge of the culinary arts. Here are time-proven favorites, inventive new dishes and ingenious adaptations of the multi-ethnic fare of the Pacific Rim.

More than just a cookbook, The Blue Tomato is a testament to Alan Wong's conviction that anything is possible in today's culinary arena—with the right mix of creativity, persistence and innovative thinking. Chef Alan presents a fresh, new approach to cooking and menu planning—an indispensable guide for the home cook and, at the same time, a collector's-edition blueprint for the evolution of contemporary cuisine.

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

A founding chef and renowned master of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Alan Wong is known the world over for his creative, cutting-edge cuisine. A 1996 winner of the James Beard Award, he is a tireless ambassador for Hawaii Regional Cuisine and a leader in America's farm-to-table movement. Chef Alan has served as a judge on the Top Chef television show and made guest appearances on the Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Public Broadcasting System. He worked previously at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Lutèce in New York City and The CanoeHouse on the Big Island of Hawaii. In 1995 he opened Alan Wong's Restaurant—now Alan Wong's Honolulu—and, in 1999, The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong, also in Honolulu. The Blue Tomato is his second cookbook.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Watermark Publishing (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935690078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935690078
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 11.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing December 5, 2010
Not only was the tasting menu at Alan Wong's restaurant in Honolulu one of the best meals of my life, this cookbook is impressive, innovative, and has beautiful pictures. He does a wonderful job fusing culinary influences from all over the world and creating a cuisine all his own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book February 15, 2013
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We went to Oahu and ate ate his restaurant and loved it. Bought the book and have been making recipes since. Some items not so easy to fine but have been able to obtain on amazon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alan Wong is amazing! February 7, 2013
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Love, love this cookbook and the info contained within its covers! It let's me create the great food we enjoy in his restaurants! I love the plating instructions because my plates come out almost as nice as they do in his restaurants.
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5.0 out of 5 stars blue tomato review January 22, 2013
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based on his reputation I bought the book, not knowing if I would use it in the home kitchen. It is usable, Have not tried a lot of recipes yet but it opens up a new area for me. Trying to get a few under my belt and will report later.
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