The tiki volcano is erupting all over again, and now Trader Vics, the legendary purveyor of Polynesian food, drinks, and fantasy, wants to help us bring it all home. Step behind the bar and into the kitchen at Trader Vics and learn how to create the kind of tiki magic that made the Trader famous. Its all here: recipes for 95 of the restaurants best-loved tropical cocktails and after-dinner drinks along with more than 35 party-friendly recipes for pupus, tidbits, finger food, entrées, and dessertsall adapted from the past and present menus of Trader Vics. Dozens of tips and ideas for inexpensive, easy tiki decorating and entertaining at home are included, as is a guide to the basics of bartending equipment and techniques. Whether its a blowout tiki party for friends or a spontaneous occasion to dust off the shaker, this book brings favorite concoctions from Trader Vics into your home. An entertaining guide from Trader Vics restaurant including 130 recipes for cocktails, pupus, finger food, entrées, and desserts.A follow-up to the popular THE GREAT TIKI DRINK BOOK.Trader Vics has 21 company-owned and franchised restaurants around the worldfrom Emeryville, California; to Berlin, Germany; and Osaka, Japan.Cocktail recipes include the Samoan Fog Cutter, the Tiki Puka Puka, Scorpion, the Kamaiina, and The Original Mai Tai, invented by Trader Vic himself in 1944.Appetizer recipes include crowd-pleasing pan-Asian small plates and nibbles, like Crispy Prawns, Cha Siu Pork, Ahi Tuna Poke, and Key Lime Chiffon Tartlets.Throw a rocking tiki party using the decorating, music-selection, bar-stocking, and menu-planning tips found here.
About Stephen Siegelman
STEVE SIEGELMAN has written or contributed to 14 cookbooks, including Firehouse Food. His television writing credits include Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, Mario Eats Italy with Mario Batali, and Yan Can Cook with Martin Yan. Steve lives, works, and eats in Berkeley, California.