Kana Vinaka Fiji Cookbook by Colin Chung. Winner of Gourmand Cookbook award, buy online at My Fiji Store

Kana Vinaka Cookbook



Kana Vinaka Cookbook

Kana vinaka means "eat well or good food" in Fijian, and is the title of Chef Colin Chung's cookbook about contemporary island cuisine.

The cookbook is split up into sections:

  • Flavourings & Seasonings
  • Snacks & Starters
  • Salads & Soups
  • Mains
    • Beef
    • Pork
    • Chicken
    • Seafood
    • Vegetarian
  • Sides & Accompanying dishes
  • Baking, Doughs & Desserts


The cookbook features some interesting extra sections:

  • Seasonality chart
  • Ways to use local produce
  • Produce Map
  • Tourism Map
  • Recipe index
  • Glossary


Take a look at the images to see some sample recipes and the welcome note from Colin, explaining his vision behind the cookbook.

About Colin Chung

Throughout his forty years teaching and consulting in the islands, Colin has always promoted the use of fresh, local produce and the development of a more contemporary style of cuisine using the outstanding local produce.

Kana Vinaka is a not-for-profit initiative by Colin and a project he has taken on in the hopes of providing lasting development for the tourism and hospitality industry in Fiji.

Find out more about Colin on his website

A land of plenty

With volcanic soils, plentiful oceans, a tropical climate and an abundance of space, the Fiji Islands have an incredible ability to produce high quality seafood, meat, vegetables and fruit. Across Fiji, local markets showcase an array of products throughout the year that can be utilised in many contemporary ways. At its best, this produce is plentiful, high quality, economical, sustainable and bursting with flavour, with the potential to outshine many widely-used imported ingredients.


AuthorColin Chung
ProductKana Vinaka Cookbook
DetailsHardback cover with sleeve. Colour pages featuring intricate masi designs and background woven mat artwork. 126 pages
Dimensions23.7 x 26.7 x 1.4 cm / 9.25 x 10.5 x 0.6 inches
CopyrightImages and text © Colin Chung