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The Baja California Cookbook: Exploring the Good Life in Mexico Hardcover – Illustrated, March 17, 2020
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Less than an hour's drive from San Diego, Baja California is an up-and-coming destination for tourists looking to experience the best of what Mexico has to offer. From Baja wine country to incredible seafood along the coast, Baja cuisine showcases grilled meats, freshly caught fish, and produce straight from the garden, all mingled with the salt spray of the Pacific Ocean.
Inspired by the incredible local landscape and his food from the award-winning restaurant Fauna, star chef David Castro Hussong conducts a dreamy exploration of Baja cuisine featuring 60 recipes ranging from street food such as Grilled Halibut Tacos and Chicharrones to more refined dishes such as Grilled Steak in Salsa Negra and Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa. Each chapter features gorgeous photographs of the region and profiles of top food purveyors are scattered throughout, bringing the spirit of Baja into your kitchen, no matter where you live.
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“What a great book! Baja is one of the most special places in Mexico—unparalleled seafood, rustic wood-fired cooking, venerated wine country with world-class chefs. Having grown up there in a family of fishermen and ranchers, David shares an intimate awareness of all that makes Baja extraordinary. As one of the region’s leading chefs, he reflects why Baja is becoming a favorite travel destination.”—Rick Bayless, chef-owner of Chicago’s Frontera Grill and host of public television’s Mexico: One Plate at a Time
“This book transported me to so many delicious memories. It’s a great collection of vibrant recipes as well as insights on Baja’s unique ingredients and how to achieve the best flavor. David is an expert in Baja cooking and this is exactly the food you want to eat when in Baja!”—Rosio Sanchez, chef-owner of Copenhagen’s Hija de Sanchez and Sanchez cantina
About the Author
Jay Porter is a writer and restaurateur known for opening The Linkery and El Take It Easy in San Diego and The Half Orange in Oakland. He has been traveling to Baja for more than twenty years and is based in Oakland, California.
- Publisher : Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (March 17, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399582835
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399582837
- Item Weight : 2.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.7 x 1.1 x 10.02 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #60,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This beautiful ode to Baja is just what I've been searching for.
David Hussong has delighted our senses with unforgettable meals at his restaurant Fauna and now he is enticing us with recipes and photos that can be recreated at home.
The personal stories in this book transport you to this magical part of the world and his recipes are classics but elevated with sophistication, just like the cuisine from Fauna's kitchen!
This incredible cookbook is a first of its kind and will quickly become a classic.