Remember the Polynesian craze of the '50s and '60s? Well, it's making a comeback of sorts. Hawaiian shirts are no longer embarrassing, bidding is heavy on eBay for collectible tiki mugs and recipes for Polynesian cocktails have resurfaced in "The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook." In its heyday a night at a Polynesian restaurant was widely considered dining in the grand style. And why not? "They were intoxicating environments, smelling of tropical fruits and flowers, full of plants and exotic statues, their ceilings hung with puffer-fish lamps and outrigger canoes. The dim lighting was punctuated only by torches and the occasional flaming appetizer or cocktail. Your plate was full of luscious sweet-and-sour things, and in the background you heard trickling fountains and sweet dreamlike Hawaiian music," writes author Charles Perry. Click Here for more plus recipes for Crab Rangoon, Beef Ribs Luau, Pork Spare Ribs with Pineapple and Refrigerator Pineapple-Cheese Pie.
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