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Bonnie Friedman has made a 32-year study of Island foodways.

Bonnie Friedman
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to a family of talented bakers and professional candy makers, she has pursued a multi-faceted career on the Valley Isle. She owned and operated a small chocolate manufacturing company and a gourmet catering company, now serves as publicist for critically acclaimed restaurants, chefs, and food products, is a certified Pastry Cook, and has co-authored two cookbooks for Ten Speed Press. She has built close personal and professional relationships with chefs, farmers and food producers. When national food media visit Maui, she is a key source.

Bonnie is also a well-traveled and well-published food and travel writer. Her work has appeared in numerous local and national publications. You can read samples of her work at