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Phoebe Beach on Hawaii's Kitchen
TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2013-12-28 09:33 am   Permalink

I just recently came across this, and a search didn't turn it up on TC. A month ago Phoebe Beach posted a video of herself appearing on Hawaii's Kitchen back in 2002, promoting her books about Donn. The video quality is poor (obviously transferred from VHS), but there's a few interesting things of note. In the opening scene where she discusses Donn, she has some items she brought with her, and it includes a long-necked Donn mug, as well as one of the rare bamboo Vermonde mugs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTA_EmEX_AQ&sns=em

I've attempted to reach out to Phoebe a couple of times, but haven't heard anything back. Maybe if we post some comments on her YouTube video we can persuade her to come to TC and do an AMA?

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TropicDrinkBoy
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Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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Posted: 2013-12-28 7:44 pm   Permalink

Fantastic find. There is so little first hand info on Donn Beach that it is great to see his last wife and get a few cooking/mixology demos from her. Thanks for sharing!

 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 211
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2013-12-28 9:04 pm   Permalink

Thank you for the link. That was worth watching.

The book the program promotes is still available from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Hawaii-Tropical-Drinks-Cuisine-Beachcomber/dp/1566474914/ref=pd_sim_b_2

It was interesting when Phoebe Beach described how Don had an amazing palate. I've met people who have this ability. One taste of a dish and they can tell you pretty accurately everything that's in it. It's a definite talent and it explains well why Don the Beachcomber was so good at inventing and adapting food and drink recipes.


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