From the Back Cover
Savor the Flavors of San Diego The beautiful city of San Diego boasts a strong appreciation for local and sustainable goods that satisfy the senses and preserve the environment. The moderate climate with a healthy lifestyle and numerous must-see attractions creates the ideal destination where people can find comfort and happiness. In Food Lovers' Guide to San Diego, seasoned food writer Maria Desiderata Montana shares the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate these culinary treasures. A bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide. With delectable recipes from the renowned kitchens of the city's iconic eateries, diners, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers' Guide to San Diego is the ultimate resource for food lovers to use and savor. Inside You'll Find: Favorite restaurants and landmark eateriesSpecialty food stores and marketsFarmers' markets and farm standsFood festivals and culinary eventsRecipes from top San Diego chefsThe city's best cafes, taverns, and wine barsCooking classesLocal food lore and kitchen wisdom
About the Author
Maria Desiderata Montana is the publisher of the award-winning food blog San Diego Food Finds (sandiegofoodfinds.com). She is a nationally published and award-winning author, freelance food and wine journalist and editor and photographer who learned how to cook and appreciate European cuisine from her parents who were born and raised in southern Italy. Maria is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to San Diego (Globe Pequot Press), San Diego Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From America's Finest City (2014 San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Lifestyle Book Cooking & Home, Lyons Press), San Diego Italian Food: A Culinary History of Little Italy and Beyond (History Press), Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook (Lyons Press) and The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Cookbook. She is extensively published in several newspapers and magazines, where she writes a variety of food and entertainment stories as well as her own monthly recipe series. Maria guest appears on local radio and TV to share her knowledge of food and cooking, and regularly assists celebrity and high profile chefs with cookbook projects.