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Fort Street Church Ladies Benevolent Society

The Hawaiian Cook Book. … Second edition, revised and enlarged. Honolulu: Thomas G. Thrum, Printer, (1882)

In 8s (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.; 190 x 133 mm). Some staining to lower fore-edge corners of terminal ad leaves. Original purple cloth over boards; stained, faded, inner hinges cracked.


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Provenance

Mary Hatch (contemporary signature, Honolulu, on front free endpapers)

Literature

Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 3405

Catalogue Note

Scarce. "Many recipies had been adapted to include locally grown food, such as fried or mashed kalo … and 'papaya as a vegetable.' … A highly unusual contribution for the period is 'A Hawaiian Feast. "Ahaaina" or more commonly called "Luau"' [contributed] by Mrs. Luoisa Brickwood and daughters" (Forbes). 

Mr. A. Marques provides a recipe instructing the reader to "Clean 2 young mynah birds and roast them. … Let them cool, cut them up and pound them—flesh and bones—in a mortar until you obtain a kind of paste. … Then pass it through a fine sieve and throw it on slices of bread toasted, or better still, fried in butter." This was reportedly the favorite dish of both Elvis Presley and Angela Lansbury during the filming of Blue Hawaii.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York