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California Pizza Kitchen Family Cookbook Hardcover – August 11, 2008
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Now, in their new cookbook, CPK co-founders and co-CEOs Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield show you and your family how to prepare pizzas, kids' favorites, and other CPK specialties right in your own kitchen. These crowd-pleasing recipes bring the CPK experience home—and are perfect for relaxed family meals as well as special celebrations. Best of all, each of the nearly fifty recipes is a cinch to make, which means your whole family can have fun helping out in the kitchen.
Your kids will love the CPKids Pizza Party recipes, including a Create-Your-Own Pizza specially designed to help them unleash their pizza creativity. If you're a fan of CPK's signature pies, you'll find recipes for standouts like Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza and Chipotle Chicken Pizza. You also get special holiday-themed pizzas, like a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Pizza, that are perfect for parties—plus fun desserts like S'mores "Pizza." And to top it all off, there are recipes for a whole range of other CPK family favorites, from Thai Crunch Salad and Curly Mac & Cheese to Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini and Chicken Piccata with Spaghettini.
And don't forget the dough! You'll find recipes for three kinds—Traditional, Honey-Wheat, and thin-crust Neapolitan—along with step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you roll, stretch, and shape dough like a pro.
Illustrated throughout with inspiring color photo-graphs, the California Pizza Kitchen Family Cookbook is just what you need to get your whole family involved with cooking, get creative in the kitchen—and serve up tasty pizzas and other favorite dishes that everyoneloves to eat.
From the Back Cover
"From the time we published our first cookbook in 1996, and probably from the time we opened the doors of the first CPK in 1985, we've known that a family cookbook was in our future. Our customers have always included families; that was our hope from the start. Food is an art that appeals to all of our senses. Teaching our children that cooking is fun can only help develop their love for food as well as a sense of accomplishment for their artistic creation.
"We want to make our favorite—and your favorite—CPK specialties accessible to the whole family at home. So, we've taken care to make sure that all of the recipes in this book can be executed by anyone, regardless of age or culinary skill. Just as importantly, we want to inspire the whole family to create their own pizzas, panini sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
"We already know that people love to congregate in the kitchen. Whether it's because of the enticing smells or the anticipation of a great meal, that's where people like to be. Preparing CPK dishes has the added appeal of allowing all of the participants to be creative. This isn't work, it's fun!"
—Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield
Top Customer Reviews
Considering the name brand, and the picture on the front, one would expect it to be filled with pizza recipes. Instead there is a scan handful. So I'm disappointed.
Followed the directions to a "T". End result was a soupy gloopy mess. Only after reading the other one star Amazon review, it became clear the recipe was incorrect. The dough was off by two cups of flour.
Shame on California Pizza Kitchen for their poor quality control on lack of business ethics.
Stay away from this book. You will find better results online.
There are 4 basic sections for this book.
1/ Appertizer, salads, and panini sandwiches
2/ Specialties from menu, including chicken dishes and pizza
3/ Kids pizza party
4/ Dessert pizzas
There is not many recipes for pizza section which is not what I am looking for. However these are the pizzas you see they have at restaurant.
It seems the appertizer section is more interesting than the pizza section. Kid pizza party is ok. There is just a few for desert pizza.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This used book looked brand new and it is great to use for preparing nutritious family meals from pizza to pasta!Published 4 months ago by Latonya
I bought the book for the Avacado club egg rolls. I have made them and they are awesome! There seems to be an error about the pizza dough but some books have a correction. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Quilted Headbanger
Ahhh, "home" cooking. Now that I live overseas, there isn't a convenient CPK or three nearby, so it's nice to be able to duplicate some of their recipes.Published 16 months ago by Seattle Hobbit
Really good recipes--met my expectations for this creative chain of restaurants.Published 19 months ago by James Miles
So far, all of the recipes we've tried have turned out exactly like what we've ordered at CPK. It's nice to learn a little about their background and about how tied into their... Read morePublished on October 23, 2014 by Asasa