Cooking With Aunty Marialani

As you know, I like to offer a recipe on Pacific Islander once in while. Today, I've decided to do something a little different. I'll let "Aunty Marialani" show you how to cook a special dish she calls "How To Cook Turkey Using Chicken".

Aunty starts with the greetings "Aloha Kakou" ~ may there be love between us (said to more than one person), and "Aloha Kakahiaka" ~ good morning. So, relax, get your pencil and paper ready for write down all da "ingredaments" and watch Aunty Marialani show you how to cook 'em -

Aunty Marialani is one of many characters created by a great Hawaii comedian, Rap Reiplinger (born James Kawika Piimauna Reiplinger).

Rap became popular in the 1970s after forming a three man comedy troupe called "Booga Booga". He went on to do solo tours across the US Mainland playing in top clubs including 'The Aladdin' in Las Vegas, 'Catch a Rising Star' in New York, and at 'The Improv' in Los Angeles. He also won an Emmy Award in 1982 for his Public Television special 'Rap's Hawaii,' which he both wrote and starred in, and took home a bronze medal from the International Film and Television Festival of New York for "Most Outstanding Television Production". His video and recordings are still available through the Hawaii music label "The Mountain Apple Company".

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Booga Booga (L to R) - Rap, Edward Ka'ahea. and James Grant Benton

Tragically, like many talented artists of his generation, he had a problem with drugs and died of a cocaine overdose in January of 1984 at the age of 33. His work lives on though and continues to inspire other Hawaiian actors and comedians as well as entertain us all.


Anonymous said...

Funny...I love autie and I'm a vegetarian...lol..thanks Panda

Pandabonium said...

Glad you enjoyed it Swim. No chicken cooked in this house either. It reminds me of a cooking show from way back - Graham Kerr. He used to sip wine all through his show and was qutie tipsy by the end.

Martin J Frid said...

That is a funny show, never ever had the pleasure...


And yes, some of us seem to have no trouble surviving without the meat, but it is hard to imagine going without a little wine - and laughter.

It was sad to read about the overdose death.