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The Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook: Home Cooking from Maui [Kindle Edition]

Beverly Gannon , Bonnie Friedman
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Set on a pineapple plantation in up-country Maui, the Hali'imaile General Store has lured travelers for over a decade with its down-home, island-style cooking. Critics and diners rave about chef Beverly Gannon's rustic, hearty fare, and the restaurant is a fixture on "Best of Maui" lists. THE HALI'IMAILE GENERAL STORE COOKBOOK enables readers to bring the spirit of Maui and its landmark restaurant into their own kitchen with over 100 recipes, accompanied by Beverly's warm, chatty narrative. For all those locals and out-of-towners who've begged Beverly for recipes over the years, she has this to say: "Well, folks, here's the book! And I hope every single copy gets food-stained, dog-eared, and, most of all, enjoyed."

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Tourists returning from the Hawaiian Island of Maui bring back tales of a wonderful restaurant that's called a "general store." Owner Beverly Gannon has recorded her cuisine in The Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook. Gannon's cuisine makes use of the islands' tropical bounty and prepares them with a very contemporary sensibility. Thus uku (gray snapper) receives an ancho chile marinade and a bed of corn salsa with ginger cream. Gannon helpfully offers substitutions for ingredients not likely to appear in mainland supermarkets. Her chocolate macadamia nut pie should prove a winning dessert for the chocoholic. Mark Knoblauch
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"The Hali'imaile General Store is a vestige of the pineapple plantations era recast as an airy, peach-colored restaurant that serves a smashing version of Hawaiian cuisine....At some point during the meal I experienced a stunning, if subliterate and hardly original epiphany: Maui good." —David Herndon, Travel & Leisure"[Beverly Gannon] offers insight into why she created certain dishes or where she learned to make them." —Bon Appetit

Product Details

  • File Size: 19366 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1580081703
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (December 31, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,028,977 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If Only it Included the Crab Dip....! February 10, 2001
By A Customer
For those fans of Bev Gannon who have eaten at the upcountry Maui restaurant, first the bad news: the recipie for the crab dip on boboli is not included here. What's worse is the way Gannon teases the reader with this, sending you to four different pages before she tells you that she will take that recipie to her grave. For the good news, though, there are plenty of other tempting dishes here, many of them HGS "classics", such as the Chinese Chicken Salad and the Chocolate Macademina Nut Pie. Particularly enticing for special occasions are the Salmon Studel (her daytime wedding entree from her catering days) and the Herb Roasted Filet Mignon with Grilled Jumbo Prawns and Mushroom Ragout. I'm also excited about the Chicken with Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts as well as the pasta dishes and desserts! Almost all recipies rely on fresh fruit and/or Asian ingredients, and as we can expect from a Maui restaurant, fresh fish features prominently. Although some of the dishes seem straightforward and even simple (particularly the soups), many of the entrees have long lists of ingredients that will be more appropriate for weekend than weeknight cooking. Still, the contents are unique and unusual, and this cookbook promises to add at least one unforgettable dish to your repertoire. The dishes are also arranged by season, a format some cookbook lovers do not prefer. Still, if you're a fan of the restaurant and can't get there often, this is great reminder of a special dining experience. If only it included the crab dip....
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful as it is good! September 30, 2001
The Portuguese Bean Soup recipe is really the best I've ever had.
The book is broken down by seasons which I found to be more authenic as well as easy to use. Most people don't realize that Hawai'i does indeed have seasons-other than the tourist season.
My step-father, a native of Hawai'i, and I have had much fun shopping for some of the ingredients here on the "mainland". We have been able to find just about everything to make several of the recipes (and neither of us live in a large town).
For some great Portuguese Bean Soup, you have to get this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ode to Pacific Rim Cuisine April 1, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Gannon was one of the founding members of Pacific Rim Cuisine in Hawaii, which takes advantage of local ingredients in creating a fusion of East and West. Her cookbook typifies that type of cuisine. My favorite recipes are the desserts, especially the lilikoi tart. Wonderful book, beautiful photos, but don't buy it solely for the crab boboli dip recipe, because it is NOT in there!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Recipes March 31, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I loved the recipes in this book, the layout etc. but thought it was strange that while there are some lovely photos of the finished recipes, there were also a lot of photos of just flowers. That's nice, I guess, they looked like native vegetation but if you were going to put a photo in that spot, why not a photo of the food? Other than that, great purchase and fast shipping!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh My ! April 9, 2008
I collect cookbooks, and play in the kitchen daily. This is the only one that stays on the counter! LOL A must have! Loaded with the most mouth watering~unique dishes of any cookbook I own~PLUS loaded with full color photos of food~Hawaii~etc with personal stories from author that make it a Great read whether using recipes or not! But , you would be crazy NOT to use the recipes....too very hard to pick a favorite! Go Bev! You rock, girl!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Memories in this cookbook..... May 12, 2007
If you've ever been to the Hali'Imaile General store, you know this is going to be good. It's a great souvenir of your trip, even if you can't cook. The photos of the restaurant are wonderful as are the little opening stories Bev writes before each chapter begins. You do need to know a bit about cooking for some of the recipes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best cookbook I've ever had! January 9, 2013
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My first review on Amazon. I've had this cookbook for over a decade and it has stood the test of time. Everything I've made from this cookbook has tasted fantastic! 90% of the recipes are stunningly simple. Beverly Gannon knows how to write a recipe that is super easy to follow. Preparation and cooking just flows. And the results are fantastic! You have to like a slightly sophisticated and fancy taste, but if you want more than the standard comfort food, this is it. Most things are a sort of Pacific/TexMex fusion. Believe it not it works. I like plates with a little 'zing'. Beverly brings that in with her TexMex background. Or influences from the far east Pacific, like Thailand. But it's not Thai, or TexMex. It is totally unique. And delicious! At the risk of being redundant, I will say again how EASY these recipes are to follow. The only complex part is making sure you have the selection of Asian ingredients that are frequently called for. When I first bought the book, I went through every recipe, page by page, and wrote down all the special Asian ingredients. Then I went to my local Asian market and bought them all. That freed me up to be able to make anything in the book as all the remaining ingredients are readily available at any reasonable market.
The plates really are quite unique, without being challenging at all to the taste buds. Just delicious!
I cannot recommend this cook book enough. My title says it all. Best cookbook I've ever had!
(I did buy my first copy right at the restaurant in Maui. But have bought copies since as gifts and her subsequent cookbook all through Amazon. If you get to Maui go to the restaurant. It will be one of your best meals on the island, if not in your life.)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Cookbook, But Definitely With Some Shortcomings
Overall, I really like Beverly Gannon's recipes. However, I do find shortcomings in the cookbook: I would much prefer if she'd included more photos of the completed recipes and... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mary Kolbe
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 2 months ago by Kindle-Kunde
1.0 out of 5 stars If I could return this book I would
There is not one recipe in the book that I would be interested in cooking. Well, that's not right true, are a few deserts. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars Maui Dining
We always eat at Hali'maile General Store when we're in Maui and I decided to buy their cookbook and share Aloha with some of my friends. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Janis
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars
I love it! I was on vacation in Maui & was looking for a great cookbook to bring home for my neighbor. Read more
Published 15 months ago by cindy cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy!
Living on the mainland is hard, especially when it comes to not being able to eat local foods! This book really help with making dishes that I used to eat on Maui. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Joyous shopper
4.0 out of 5 stars cooking in Hawaii. .
the writing and recipes make you want to hop on a plane. Each recipe I made was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this
Published 21 months ago by Kathy Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hali'maile General Store Cookbook: Home Cooking from Maui
Ordering and delivering were on time, went smoothly and the book was in good condition. It's a fun book to read when I need a new idea for lunch or dinner. I'm enjoying it.
Published on January 13, 2013 by Ann Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes with Hawaii ingredients
We wanted recipes for great food that also featured ingredients we have in Hawaii; quite a few do. So far we've tried about four of the recipes and have been quite satisfied. Read more
Published on July 11, 2012 by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it for the Macadamia-Nut Pie.. Keep it for all the others!!!!
I think we've been to Bev Gannon's Hali'imaile General Store at least half a dozen times!
It's a great place in what the locals on Maui call "Up Country". Read more
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