This New Cookbook by Maui Chef Sheldon Simeon is All About Real Local Food

Last week Sheldon Simeon walked into Costco in Kahului on Maui and saw his cookbook, “Cook Real Hawaiʻi” ($35, Clarkson Potter/Penguin Random House) on the shelves. It was a surreal moment for the Hilo-born chef.

“I not going lie,” he says. “I got kinda emotional. I saw it sitting next to Éric Ripert’s [cookbook] and it was just crazy.”

Simeon, best known as a two-time finalist on Bravo’s hit show, “Top Chef,” released his first cookbook (written with the help of Garrett Snyder) in late March, and it’s filled with recipes for dishes many of us who grew up in

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Sakara Life Cookbook For Healthy Home Cooking Review

For the uninitiated: NYC-based Sakara is a wellness-focused brand that specializes in the clean-eating lifestyle. It’s best known for its plant-based meal-delivery service that infamously costs a very pretty penny; the three-day plan costs about $239 total (including breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) and the five-day plan is about $349 total. Having tried out Sakara previously, I can confirm that the nourishing meals are hyped up for delicious reasons — the expenses, however, are much tougher to swallow. But, with such an impassioned fanbase (Sakaraheads?), workarounds to living that luxury clean-eating life for less have surfaced: “I cannot afford the meal
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Julia Turshen’s new cookbook a ‘Simply’ personal guide to food, life

NEW YORK —Best-selling cookbook author Julia Turshen concentrates on the raw material of each recipe — ingredients, utensils and ounces. But behind the food is something else.

“I’ve always been drawn to cookbooks because I think they’re this remarkable way to share stories,” she says. “I think food is just a vehicle for these stories.”

By that measure, her latest offering, “Simply Julia,” is as close to an autobiography as a cookbook can be, from her handwritten recipe titles to the inclusion of old family snapshots, photographs of her at home, essays and a peek into her life with every

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