Now, in their new cookbook, CPK co-founders and co-CEOs Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield show you and your family how to prepare pizzas, kids' favorites, and other CPK specialties right in your own kitchen. These crowd-pleasing recipes bring the CPK experience home—and are perfect for relaxed family meals as well as special celebrations. Best of all, each of the nearly fifty recipes is a cinch to make, which means your whole family can have fun helping out in the kitchen.
Your kids will love the CPKids Pizza Party recipes, including a Create-Your-Own Pizza specially designed to help them unleash their pizza creativity. If you're a fan of CPK's signature pies, you'll find recipes for standouts like Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza and Chipotle Chicken Pizza. You also get special holiday-themed pizzas, like a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pizza, that are perfect for parties—plus fun desserts like S'mores "Pizza." And to top it all off, there are recipes for a whole range of other CPK family favorites, from Thai Crunch Salad and Curly Mac & Cheese to Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini and Chicken Piccata with Spaghettini.
And don't forget the dough! You'll find recipes for three kinds—Traditional, Honey-Wheat, and thin-crust Neapolitan—along with step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you roll, stretch, and shape dough like a pro.
Illustrated throughout with inspiring color photo-graphs, the California Pizza Kitchen Family Cookbook is just what you need to get your whole family involved with cooking, get creative in the kitchen—and serve up tasty pizzas and other favorite dishes that everyoneloves to eat.
"From the time we published our first cookbook in 1996, and probably from the time we opened the doors of the first CPK in 1985, we've known that a family cookbook was in our future. Our customers have always included families; that was our hope from the start. Food is an art that appeals to all of our senses. Teaching our children that cooking is fun can only help develop their love for food as well as a sense of accomplishment for their artistic creation.
"We want to make our favorite—and your favorite—CPK specialties accessible to the whole family at home. So, we've taken care to make sure that all of the recipes in this book can be executed by anyone, regardless of age or culinary skill. Just as importantly, we want to inspire the whole family to create their own pizzas, panini sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
"We already know that people love to congregate in the kitchen. Whether it's because of the enticing smells or the anticipation of a great meal, that's where people like to be. Preparing CPK dishes has the added appeal of allowing all of the participants to be creative. This isn't work, it's fun!"
—Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield
Really good recipes--met my expectations for this creative chain of restaurants.Published 2 months ago by James Miles
So far, all of the recipes we've tried have turned out exactly like what we've ordered at CPK. It's nice to learn a little about their background and about how tied into their... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Asasa
We have really enjoyed the pizza dough recipes as well as the Miso Salad. The marinara sauce is fantastic. The spicy version really is pretty spicy.Published 12 months ago by NavPhys
Our family gives this cookbook Five Stars for the Lettuce Wraps alone! I can't wait to try the other recipes.Published 18 months ago by K. Meredith
I have always loved CPK and now I have my very own cookbook! you can also use this book to cook recipes with smaller children for home or Birthday party's. Read morePublished on April 26, 2013 by Sunflowersdc
Nice cookbook addition to their restaurant recipes . I love all their salads. The feminine is also quite good. And obviously their pizza recipes are unique.Published on April 18, 2013 by Julie A. Lavrack Stetten