JOAN NAMKOONG is the coauthor with Roy Yamaguchi of Hawaii Cooks, and author of The Food Lover's Guide to Honolulu and Go Home, Cook Rice. She lives in cool, misty Waimea, Hawaii.
BEVERLY GANNON, a James Beard Award nominee in 2004, is one of the founders of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement. In addition to being chef-owner of the Haliimaile General Store and Joe's Bar & Grill in Wailea, Gannon is the executive chef of Hawaiian Airlines, oversees Celebrations Catering, and was recently named the 2008 Hawaii Small Business Administration's Person of the Year. She is grateful to wake up every morning on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.