Just what makes the world's sweetest onion so darn sweet? Is it because it grows in only one place on Earth? Is it the rich, volcanic soil? Is it the altitude? Is it the continuous fog and extra-long growing time? No one really knows for sure. But there is one thing we do know, this glorious garden bulb, cultivated exclusively on the slopes of Haleakala, will grace any dish you care to try. Much more than a holiday souvenir, the MAUI ONION COOKBOOK is a compilation of recipes gathered from every corner of the island. Professional chefs, creative citizens, and local characters from the best restaurants, hotels, and hang-outs have contributed to this delightful compendium of culinary magic. Thanks to the increasing availability of exotic ingredients in mainstream supermarkets, most of these recipes are well within reach of any mainland cook. So don't be afraid to try the Macadamia Nut-Crusted Brie with Maui Onion and Oven-Dried Tomato Relish, the Maui Onion Souffle with Red Pepper Sabayon, or Snorkel Bob's Caesar Salad. These island secrets are now at your fingertips.