The Blue Tomato Book Signing
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Eleven years after publishing his much-acclaimed first cookbook, Alan Wong’s New Wave Luau, Hawai‘i’s master chef has new stories to tell and fresh recipes to share.
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 chefs and staff members who make up the next generation of the Alan Wong’s Restaurants family.
With stunning food photography and more than 200 individual recipes, The Blue Tomato reveals a glimpse into the inner workings of his restaurants and philosophies. In the book you'll find updates of time-proven favorites, inventive new ideas and contemporary twists on the multi-ethnic dishes of Hawai‘i.
More than just a cookbook, The Blue Tomato is a testament to Alan Wong’s conviction that anything is possible in today’s world—with the right mix of creativity, persistence and innovative thinking. This 284-page book is a personal journey with Chef Alan, featuring some of his own photography, travel anecdotes and the sources of his inspiration. It is an indispensable guide for the home cook and, at the same time, a remarkable resource for the serious cook or professional seeking the how and why of Chef Alan’s culinary techniques and creative process.
Discover the inspiration behind the book in this special trailer for The Blue Tomato:
Chef Alan has three special appearances before the holidays to sign books if you're looking for a personalized gift for that special foodie in your life:
- Friday, December 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Watermark Publishing’s Downtown Book Fair on the Cades Schutte Building lanai (1000 Bishop St., corner of Bishop and King streets)
- Saturday, December 11, 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Demonstration on sauces and Book Signing at the KCC Farmers' Market (in the Kuahiwi Ranch tent; demo at 8 a.m.; signing to follow)
- Sunday, December 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Alan Wong’s Holiday Market event at his King Street restaurant (continue to the next page for more details)
Additional information on these events and how to purchase The Blue Tomato in person or online is available at the book’s website, thebluetomato.net.