Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sponsored Edition: You Say Tomato, We Say Delicious

Lei Chic
You’re stuck in a serious dinnertime rut. You go to the same few restaurants, order the same takeout dishes, then come home and crash on the couch to the same TV shows.

You avoid dishwashing chores, but suppertime couldn’t be more of a bore.

Chef Alan Wong has just the recipe for stirring up a mealtime routine that’s come to a simmer. Start with his new cookbook, The Blue Tomato; addfresh local ingredients, just a dash of time and a little bit of love, and mix thoroughly. The cookbook is your step-by-step action plan for when to add some heat and how to make things sizzle. And it includes a wealth of information on Wong’s favorite local foods, stunning food photography and more than 150 mouth-watering recipes like Roasted Beet, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Li Hing Mui Dressing, Coconut Butter-Poached Lobster with Galangal and Kaffir, and Hawaiian Vanilla Yuzu Compote.

Want more tips from the master? Head to one of Wong’s upcoming book signings, starting this weekend:

•    Saturday, January 8: 1 p.m. at Ala Moana Barnes and Noble
•    Saturday, January 15: 1 p.m. at Kahala Barnes and Noble
•    Saturday, January 22: 2 p.m. at Ward Centre Borders

Just the thing to make dinner so Wong, and just right.

Get more info on the signings or order the book at

Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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