From Maui native and popular food blogger Alana Kysar, this gorgeous cookbook of 85 fresh and sunny recipes reflects the major cultures that have influenced local Hawaii food over time: Native Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Filipino, and Western. In Aloha Kitchen, Alana Kysar takes you into the homes, restaurants, and farms of Hawaii, exploring the cultural and agricultural influences that have made dishes like plate lunch and poke crave-worthy culinary sensations with locals and mainlanders alike. Interweaving regional history, local knowledge, and the aloha spirit, Kysar introduces local Hawaii staples like saimin, loco moco, shave ice, and shoyu chicken, tracing their geographic origin and history on the islands. As a Maui native, Kysar's roots inform deep insights on Hawaii's multiethnic culture and food history. In Aloha Kitchen, she shares recipes that Hawaii locals have made their own, blending cultural influences to arrive at the rich tradition of local Hawaii cuisine. With transporting photography, accessible recipes, and engaging writing, Kysar paints an intimate and enlightening portrait of Hawaii and its cultural heritage.