"Fox'¬?s conversational tone makes you want to pick up the phone to call and chat it up with her as you whip up your mouth-watering first meal of the day. ...The recipes are consistently delicious and impressive. If you enjoy good morning food, you'¬?ll enjoy this book any time of day."-Cookbook Digest
Who says that breakfast has to be staid, traditional and the same every day? According to Margaret Fox, breakfast can include almost anything: blintzes, black bean chili, or mango quesadillas as well as familiar items like coffee cake. Over 150 recipes cover every aspect of a morning meal—cereals, muffins, breads, coffee cakes, pancakes, sandwiches, side dishes, spreads, entrees and desserts. Fox was the owner of the Cafe Beaujolais in northern California. Under her leadership the restaurant took ingredients that most of us associate with breakfast and shaped them into dozens of wonderful and unique specialties. This philosophy gave patrons permission to indulge in a wide array of dishes for breakfast that most people might instead associate with other meals. This book is a revision of an earlier edition and is much more comprehensive. All the recipes are accompanied by amusing antidotes. A sampling of the treats includes: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Turkey Fried Hash, Mendocino Frittata, Cherry Omelet, Pumpkin and Ginger Pancakes, Cindy's Cherry Chocolate-Chip Scones, and Fried Bananas. The food is glorious!
JOHN BEAR, Ph.D., lives in El Cerrito, California, where he is a distance-education consultant, serves as an expert witness for the FBI, and appears on national media such as NPR.
MARGARET FOX is a former chef and restaurant owner, and the author of several books, including CAFÉ BEAUJOLAIS and EVENING FOOD. She is currently the culinary director of the renowned Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, California.