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Now, the cookbook that helped launch a national trend toward fresh ingredients and scaled-down portions (few of us need lumberjack-size servings anymore) is available in a new edition with the original, time-tested recipes. Generally speaking, this is not family fare: Grilled Lobster with Garlic Butter best serves two, as suggested. As before, all the recipes include recommendations for the ideal California wine to enhance the flavor of the food (a Napa Valley chardonnay with lots of body, fruit, and oak with the lobster). Steamed Sea Bass and Fresh Spinach with Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce goes well with "one of the lighter, silkier versions" of cabernet sauvignon, naturally. A compact book printed with a modern aesthetic and fairly light, curvaceous fonts, Cuisine of California is for more advanced or adventurous cooks and those who entertain regularly. Most of the recipes are for four to six servings. --Brenda Pittsley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of the best cookbooks I own! Wonderful! Love every recipe I have tried. Will come back to this book over and over!Published 21 months ago by Stacey L. Haggerty
I had dinner at a friend's house and complimented her on the meal. She showed me the cookbook she used...The Cuisine of California and I promptly bought it. Read morePublished on March 5, 2011 by Linda Gomez
My old copy of this book, dating back to my bachelor days, wore out. Now that I'm single again, I've found that the new copy works just as well as the old one did. Read morePublished on August 29, 2010 by Timothy Hall, Ph.D.(c)
I bought the first edition of this cookbook in 1983, just before moving to California. At the time, California cuisine was in its infancy and most of the recipes in the book were... Read morePublished on August 3, 2009 by W. Maite
This is a fabulous cook book with delicious, healthy recipes. Try the cucumber avocado soup, soooo good! This book is a must have for anyone enjoying fresh, healthy meals.Published on July 24, 2008 by Andrea J. Cermanski
This is an absolutely wonderful cookbook, perfect for those who love California cuisine or for anyone who wants to introduce some variety into their nightly menus. Read morePublished on January 12, 2004
There are a very few cookbooks (and I'm not talking about the "omnibus" types like Joy of Cooking)that I turn to again and again, and this is one of them. Read morePublished on August 19, 2001