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The Cuisine of California Paperback – Bargain Price, February 1, 2005
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Now, the cookbook that helped launch a national trend toward fresh ingredients and scaled-down portions (few of us need lumberjack-size servings anymore) is available in a new edition with the original, time-tested recipes. Generally speaking, this is not family fare: Grilled Lobster with Garlic Butter best serves two, as suggested. As before, all the recipes include recommendations for the ideal California wine to enhance the flavor of the food (a Napa Valley chardonnay with lots of body, fruit, and oak with the lobster). Steamed Sea Bass and Fresh Spinach with Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce goes well with "one of the lighter, silkier versions" of cabernet sauvignon, naturally. A compact book printed with a modern aesthetic and fairly light, curvaceous fonts, Cuisine of California is for more advanced or adventurous cooks and those who entertain regularly. Most of the recipes are for four to six servings. --Brenda Pittsley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Got a dinner party coming up? Pull out this book and you're guaranteed to find a winning recipe--with menu and wine suggestions too. Want a cozy and delicious dinner for two? You'll find great ideas inside.
The ingredients lists and recipes are clear and supplemented by a glossary. I've halved and doubled recipes with little difficulty and have never had a failure. I trust this book so much that I've routinely served guests a dish I hadn't prepared before--with rave reviews!
This is a cookbook that belongs in every kitchen!
An added benefit of the cookbook is the wine recommendation given with each recipe. I am ordering three copies today. One copy to replace mine which has fallen apart, and two copies for gifts. My old copy has no pictures and I don't know if the new release will have any, but I haven't felt shortchanged by the lack of pictures in my nearly 20 years of using this book.
foods I put together and I bought her the book. It gives suggestions for food combinations that work very well together.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The best cookbook that I have ever found. Everything is delish! I have now bought ones for all of my friends. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Sheila Serkanic
Being as we are in California and my previous book was ruined, I was happy to find another of the same one.Published 15 months ago by C. Kelley
I've cooked from the book more than any other I own. Had to buy a replacement...mine was a mess!Published 15 months ago by Maureen B. Beck
This is one of the BEST cookbooks EVER…….I thought it was out of print and was so happy to find it.Published 17 months ago by Cliff Waeschle
One of the best cookbooks I own! Wonderful! Love every recipe I have tried. Will come back to this book over and over!Published on December 17, 2012 by Stacey L. Haggerty
My old copy of this book, dating back to my bachelor days, wore out. Now that I'm single again, I've found that the new copy works just as well as the old one did. Read morePublished on August 29, 2010 by Timothy Hall, Ph.D.(c)