WAIPAHU, Hawaii - The Friends of Waipahu Public Library published its second cookbook, "A Taste of Waipahu Plantation Life," which is a fundraiser for the Waipahu
Public Library.  All proceeds from sale of this cookbook will benefit the library's programs and services. 

It's more than just a cookbook; it's a historical document as well, with numerous stories of Waipahu plantation life and historic photos, many from Goro Arakawa's (from the old Arakawa's Store) collection scattered throughout the cookbook. In all, there are 22 stories, ranging from entertaining to educational- including a few accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The varied stories and historic photos will take you back in time to the plantation era. 

The book costs $15 (shipping is separate). You can buy it in front of Pearl City Walmart on Sunday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or on three different Wednesday nights (December 6, 13, 20) from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the Waipahu Library at 94-275 Mokuola Street, adjacent to Waipahu Civic Center. 

Pick up order forms from Waipahu Library or email at friendsofwaipahulib@gmail.com to request an order form. Call Lynn at (808) 753-1333 for more information. Availability or delivery by Christmas not guaranteed. Library staff are not allowed to take orders in the library or over the phone.