Hawaiian Electric employees publish cookbook to raise funds for United Way

Nov. 2, 2021

Article Courtesy of KITV

HONOLULU -- Hawaiian Electric employees published a 150-page cookbook titled “Classic Eats and Modern Treats” in order to help raise money for the United Way chapters serving the company’s Hawaii service area.
The book is available for purchase on the Hawaiian Electric website for $15 with no limit until supplies last, the company said in a press release.
The book holds more than 130 recipes from Hawaiian Electric employees that they say are adapted to the contemporary kitchen, including recipes for an air fryer. A company spokesperson says the book also brings back recipes from decades-old publications.
“As we look back over 130 years of serving Hawaii, our employees continue a long-standing tradition of giving back to our communities through this latest cookbook, which shares delicious comfort foods reflecting Hawaii’s diverse cultures and island heritage,” said Jim Kelly, Hawaiian Electric vice president of government, community relations and corporate communications.
Recipes in the book include Hawaiian Nectar and Haupia Biscuits to Air Fryer Katsu, Kimchi Jigae and Mango Upside Down Cake and much more. Also included with the book are air fryer tips, a conversion table, safe temperature chart and household energy-saving information.
“Caring for our communities has taken on an even deeper urgency and we want to do our part to help families recover from the pandemic. That’s why all proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will benefit Aloha United Way, Hawaii Island United Way and Maui United Way,” Kelly said.