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I needed this paperback!
on May 13, 2000
I bought a first edition of the hardcover The Cuisine of California way back when and cooked so many wonderful, flavorful dishes from it that nearly every page was sprinkled with carrot soup or dijon mustard sauce! When I saw the new paperback edition in the cookbook section at my local bookstore, I was overjoyed to see that I could get a CLEAN copy, and that a new batch of serious home cooks would have a chance to sample from this sophisticated, but easy and well-organized work. Members of my family still ask for "that great pork loin stuffed with apricots dish from your favorite cookbook!"--and I never tire of making it, since the directions are easy to follow and not loaded with fat. To me, The Cuisine of California has become a culinary standard, right up there with the Joy of Cooking, The Silver Palate, and all the James Beard cookbooks.