Kau kau (pronounced "cow cow") means "food," or "meal" in Hawaiian pidgin. It is also used to mean "to eat," as in "let's go kau kau" - "let's go eat." The Kau Kau Kitchen™ cooking column and books have been popular in Hawai`i since the first column appeared in the Hawai`i Tribune Herald in 1983. Though it no longer appears in print media, Leilehua still receives requests for Kau Kau Kitchen™ books and other products. She is planning to bring back the entire line of Kau Kau Kitchen™ products. Bookmark and return to this site for updates!
It's a brand new year, and at Kau Kau Kitchen™ we are celebrating by cleaning house—updating the website—tossing out pages which are no longer relevant, changing the CSS to work with all the newfangled modern devices, and adding links to some of the amazing new food sites and blogs. It will take a while to get all of the pages updated (there are a LOT of pages!), so please keep checking back.
Kau Kau Kitchen™ will no longer focus on new recipes and techniques. There are so many really great cooks and chefs coming up with innovative ideas that we will focus on documenting and sharing the older "local kine" recipes, kitchen tips, and lore of earlier days.
It costs money to run a web site, so to keep Kau Kau Kitchen™ free and open to the public, we're carrying advertising now—but no worry, stay cool stuffs!—things we actually buy, or would like to buy, for ourselves. An', you know, sometimes we even going bus' out da pidgin. Evah since we stay spock da kine Pidgin Switch on Andy Bumatai's YouTube show, we stay flipping dat buggah on an off foa dayz! Good fun!
So, if you like one serious kine cooking website or blog, we going pos' links to some righteous kine ones. But if you like all kine ol' kine stuffs, try stay right hea and cruz wit us. K, den? Get da informurshul fo' da Pidgin Switch below. Try look. Go. Check ʻem out. Den subscription da bruddah an come back an check out da page on Pake New Year.