The Mauna Loa Macadamia cooking treasury

Discussion in 'Open Forum With Leslie Mansfield' started by cape chef, Mar 26, 2003.

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  1. cape chef

    cape chef

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    Professional Chef

    The name alone in intriging.

    Care to share a bit about this book?

    I think after this week I will be at Barns and Noble spending some of my vacation fund :)
  2. leslie mansfield

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    Dear Brad,

    The Mauna Loa Macadamia Cooking Treasury is one of my favorite books! It was the first one that I wrote for Ten Speed Press and the recipes are fantastic. The reason I wrote this book is because I had gone on a scuba trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and I went io the Mauna Loa macadamia nut plantation. After sampling their fantastic nuts, I asked to buy their cookbook (I asssumed that they had one). The woman said that they did not have a cookbook although it was constantly requested! Sooooo, I asked the name and phone number of the president of the company, called him and the rest is history. What a fun project it was and I met great people and made several fast friends.

    Unfortunately, the book is out of print (usually a cookbook has about a ten year life because so many new books are printed every year) but you can find it at , which is a great used book site that sells books from all over the world. I have also seen it on ebay.

    I must say that I love what I do because every book is a terrific learning experiance and new friends from all walks of life are made.

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