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L.A.'s Original Farmers Market Cookbook: Meet Me at 3rd and Fairfax Paperback – March 25, 2009
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Now, through the efforts of author and Food TV producer, JoAnn Cianciulli (and Bay Area food photographer Karl Petzke), Chronicle Books has assembled some of the best recipes from the legendary vendors into one book of international and domestic delights called "L.A.'s Original Farmers Market Cookbook."
Unlike most cookbooks that rely on one particularly style or a single chef's output, the Farmers Market Cookbook combines dishes for every meal - including snacks and desserts - from a veritable cornucopia of chefs, genres, styles and nationalities - all blended together to replicate what a visit through the aisles of the legendary marketplace are like in real life.
In addition to the recipes, there are the storied histories of each of the featured vendors, some of which date back to the origin of the market that now resides on the old Gilmore Oil fields and is one of L.A.'s official Historical and Cultural Landmarks (second only to Hollywood itself.Read more ›
An adventure in a book - I love the behind the scene stories and photos of the Farmers Market vendors and of course the recipes from my favorite stalls!! You can tell JoAnn the author has a personal relationship with each of the stall owners and an all-encompassing understanding of food history and preparation. I cannot wait to make the Cabernet Sauvignon Sorbet. Happy reading / cooking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Makes me miss the Farmer's Market. Like we could taste the food from home.Published 20 months ago by jj
While I may not make all of these recipes (have to watch the waistline) it was a wonderful book with a lot of information about Farmer's Market that I wasn't aware of. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by K. Warne
What a delightful surprise.... I was expecting some wonderful recipes but this book was so much more. Memories...of how the market started and how it has evolved... Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by Genevieve Jezick
What a great cookbook. It takes me back to the late '40's and early '50's when my parents would take me there. Read morePublished on November 1, 2009 by Gege
A delicious adventure into the history of one of Los Angeles' most cherished places and packed with recipes we can't wait to try, We've been going to the Farmer's Market for over... Read morePublished on July 14, 2009 by Kim + Troy
This book is a fun read with all the great stories of the stalls of the Farmer's Market. After reading this, I was so motivated to revisit the market and it brought me renewed... Read morePublished on June 27, 2009 by Angela Fairhurst