Honoka'a is a lively little town at any time, but Mamane Street (the main thoroughfare through town) certainly jumps on First Fridays!
I was invited to attend First Friday yesterday afternoon and evening by Edie Bikle, owner of Taro Patch Gifts to talk story with people walking by and to sign copies of my new "From Soup to Nuts" cookbook.
Lots of people of all ages milling around; food and craft vendors setting up tents on the side of the street and the aromas of all the food mixed in the air making my tummy growl.
We set up a small table covered with a Hawaiian fabric picnic quilt made for me by my sister and scattered a few of my FSTN cookbooks as well as copies of my original Tropical Taste cookbook ((c) 2001, (... and still selling!)
Edie had an announcement posted on a window sometime beforehand to let all who passed by be aware of my visit...That was so nice, Edie, Mahalo!
We set up my table right outside a window showing copies of my cookbook that the store had for sale.
I have no photos of me talking story with those who stopped by, but I did get to see a lot of people I knew and we did sell a few cookbooks!
The most amusing note of the event...spotting someone who had bought a signed copy earlier, ignoring the milling people around her while walking and reading the cookbook and her husband resignedly rolled his eyes...
...and here is a shot of Edie peeking out her window holding a copy of FSTN...
Mahalo nui, Edie...it was fun!
Copies of Tropical Taste are also available through Amazon (although some vendors on Amazon are asking ridiculous prices for used copies of my TT cookbook, you can get NEW ones, signed, through me (cubanwahine) for $10 plus shipping.