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In his new cookbook ‘Cook Real Hawai‘i,’ ‘Top Chef’ alum Sheldon Simeon aims for a true picture of what it means to eat ‘local’

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                                Sheldon Simeon grew up in Hilo (class of 2000, Hilo High) amid an extended family of great cooks, his parents’ home a weekend gathering place for food and drink. He started cooking with his dad “right out the womb,” he said.

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    Sheldon Simeon grew up in Hilo (class of 2000, Hilo High) amid an extended family of great cooks, his parents’ home a weekend gathering place for food and drink. He started cooking with his dad “right out the womb,” he said.

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                                The 100-plus recipes comprise “Cook Real,” released Tuesday by Clarkson Potter, a national publishing house prominent in the cookbook field.

    COURTESY CLARKSON POTTER PUBLISHERS

    The 100-plus recipes comprise “Cook Real,” released Tuesday by Clarkson Potter, a national publishing house prominent in the cookbook field.

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                                “Pocho” Steamed Clams With Portuguese Sausage

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    “Pocho” Steamed Clams With Portuguese Sausage

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                                Sheldon Simeon and his father, Reinoir.

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    Sheldon Simeon and his father, Reinoir.

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                                Sheldon Simeon gathers with family and friends in the backyard of his Maui home.

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    Sheldon Simeon gathers with family and friends in the backyard of his Maui home.

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                                Sardine pupu

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    Sardine pupu

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                                Tailgate-Style Lomi Squid

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    Tailgate-Style Lomi Squid

Sheldon Simeon’s new cookbook, “Cook Real Hawai‘i,” proves many things about the Maui chef — he’s got storytelling panache, recipe chops and star power. Read more

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