Best of the Best from California: Selected Recipes from California's Favorite Cookbooks

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For hundreds of years people have flocked to California in search of fame and fortune. From the gold rush trails to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, farms and vineyards to Silicon Valley, California cooking is truly a melting pot of flavors.

Best of the Best from California preserves the unique taste of California's food heritage with over 500 favorite recipes from more than 100 of the Golden State's most outstanding cookbooks.

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Overview

For hundreds of years people have flocked to California in search of fame and fortune. From the gold rush trails to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, farms and vineyards to Silicon Valley, California cooking is truly a melting pot of flavors.

Best of the Best from California preserves the unique taste of California's food heritage with over 500 favorite recipes from more than 100 of the Golden State's most outstanding cookbooks.

There are many recipes that originated in California, like Cobb Salad, Cioppino, Crab Louis, fish tacos, date shakes, sourdough bread. Plus dishes from countries all over the world . . . from sushi to souvlaki . . . that bring their own spices and methods to the California table. Set your taste buds to enjoy fresher, lighter, healthier, prettier, more delectable cuisine than ever before—Fisherman's Wharf Garlic Prawns, Pebble Beach Pineapple Pizza, Espresso Pecan Fudge Pie, and many more. There are also beautiful photographs, original illustrations, fascinating and informative facts about the state, plus a convenient cross-reference index. The catalog of contributing cookbooks is a cookbook lover's dream.

From the slow cooking of the Gold Rush Days to faster-paced meals of the computer age, California cuisine has always been something to write home about . . . and still is. From designer to down-home, here is the Best of the Best from California has to offer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893062542
  • Publisher: Quail Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Best of the Best State Cookbook Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,419,113
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 8
Contributing Cookbooks 11
Beverages & Appetizers 15
Bread & Breakfast 53
Soups 83
Salads 105
Vegetables 135
Pasta, Rice, etc. 161
Meats 191
Poultry 221
Seafood 241
Cakes 261
Cookies & Candies 285
Pies & Desserts 305
Catalog of Contributing Cookbooks 335
Index 367
Best of the Best State Cookbook Series 383
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