Santa Barbara Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the American Riviera

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Known as the American Riviera because of its breathtaking Mediterranean-like views and climate, Santa Barbara, California, enjoys a unique culinary scene, thanks in part to a rich agricultural community. In addition to the wine, the significant boom in recent years is the area's culinary culture. Santa Barbara Chef's Table is the first cookbook to gather the American Riviera's top chefs and restaurants under one cover. Profiling seventy signature "at home" recipes from forty legendary dining establishments, the ...
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Overview

Known as the American Riviera because of its breathtaking Mediterranean-like views and climate, Santa Barbara, California, enjoys a unique culinary scene, thanks in part to a rich agricultural community. In addition to the wine, the significant boom in recent years is the area's culinary culture. Santa Barbara Chef's Table is the first cookbook to gather the American Riviera's top chefs and restaurants under one cover. Profiling seventy signature "at home" recipes from forty legendary dining establishments, the book is a celebration of the farm-to-table way of life. With full-color photography throughout that highlights the area's fabulous dishes, famous chefs, and spectacular vistas, it is the perfect gift for the local resident or the passing tourist, an ode to the city's vibrant culture and atmosphere.
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"Santa Barbara Chef's Table is a stunning collection of delicious recipes that not only taste good, but wonderfully represent Santa Barbara County. As a chef, it's great to know that what I'm serving reflects the abundance of fresh, local foods available in this region." —Chef Leonardo Curti, Trattoria Grappolo "How lucky we are to have sustainable seafood in our Santa Barbara waters . . . and Santa Barbara Chef's Table does a marvelous job showcasing the finest seafood available." —Chef Kaz Sato, Kai Sushi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762773589
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Series: Chef's Table Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 626,158
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

James O. Fraioli is the award-winning author of fifteen cookbooks, including Wild Alaskan Seafood and Seattle Chef's Table (Lyons Press) and Trattoria Grappolo and Ocean Friendly Cuisine. His cookbooks have been presented at the White House and been featured in the New York Times and on the Food Network and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Visit him at culinarybookcreations.com.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Appetizers & Small Plates 1

Bouchon 2

Goat Cheese & Asian Pecan Tart

Exotic Mushroom Mille-Feuilles

Cava Restaurant & Bar 6

Gambas al Ajillo

Tortilla Española

Downey's 10

Harvest Moon Shell Bean Ragout

Lobster Flan

Emilio's Ristorante & Bar 14

Paella

Goat Cheese & Gorgonzola Crostada

The Hitching Post II 18

Grilled Pasilla Pepper Stuffed with Prawn & Provolone

Smoked Duck & Grilled Corn Quesadillas

Grilled Artichokes with Spicy Smoked Tomato Mayonnaise

The Palace Grill 23

Louisiana Barbecue Shrimp

Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Muffins

Petros Los Olivos Restaurant 28

Grilled Mixed Vegetables

Skewered Chicken (Souvlaki)

Baby Cheese Pies with Mint (Tyropitakia)

Salads, Starters & Soups 33

Bella Vista 34

Sage & Butter Roasted Potato Gnocchi with Onion Soubise, Sweet Corn, Tarragon, San Joaquin Gold Cheese & Bloomsdale Spinach

Chilled Cucumber Gazpacho with Almond Panna Cotta & Ligurian Oil

Blue Agave 38

Salmon Ceviche

Cold Spring Tavern 42

Wild Game Black Bean Chili

Louie's California Bistro 44

Tomato Salad

Shrimp & Scallop Cakes

Montecito Cafe 48

Carrot Sesame Soup

Goat Cheese Pancakes

Miró 52

Chilled Avocado Soup

Cheese Gnocchi with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Serrano Ham, Pea Tendrils & Sweet Curry Espuma

Opal Restaurant & Bar 56

Black Pepper-Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna with an Amazuke Cucumber Salad on Crispy Wontons with Wasabi Cream

Warm Pesto Sauteed Bay Scallop Salad

Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch 60

Creamy Blue Cheese Polenta with Rosemary & Grilled Portobello Mushroom

Tortilla Soup

Hearty Pasta 65

Enterprise Fish Company 66

Shrimp & Scallop Fettuccine

Sicilian-Style Seafood Pasta

Los Olivos Cafe and Wine Merchant 70

Roasted Blueberry Risotto with Malvarosa

Palazzio 74

Papa Ruby's Pasta

Macaroni & Cheese

Piatti Ristorante & Bar 78

Beef & Pepper Ragu

Chicken Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Sly's 82

Spaghettini with Calamari in a Spicy Red Sauce

Trattoria Grappolo 86

Naked Ravioli

Rolled Eggplant with Capellini

Torteiloni with Pumpkin

Fish & Shellfish 93

Arch Rock Fish 94

Fish Cioppino

Lobster Roll

Brophy Brothers Restaurant & Clam Bar 98

Cioppino

Oysters Rockefeller

Kai Sushi 102

Mango Salmon

Japanese Sea Bass with Garlic Soy Sauce

Ebi Fried Shrimp

Santa Barbara FisHouse 107

Wonton- & Sesame-Crusted Mahimahi with Pineapple Fried Rice & Roasted Red Pepper Beurre Blanc

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company 110

Steamed Black Mussels

Tre Lune 114

Baccalà alla Vicentina

Wine Cask 117

Seared Diver Scallops with Fava Beans, Pancetta, Mint & "Cured" Fennel Salad

Dungeness Crab & Corn Cakes with Rustic Tomatillo & Pasilla Salsa & Cilantro Aioli

Meat & Poultry 123

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 124

Beer-Braised Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

Chinese Chicken Salad

The Ballard Inn 130

Grilled Quail with Thai-Style Salad

Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Sweet Potato Puree & Cherry Pinot Noir Sauce

Grilled Australian Rack of Lamb with Potato Artichoke Hash & Star Anise Demi-Glace

Brothers Restaurant?Sides Hardware and Shoes 136

Grilled Fillet of Prime Beef with Stilton Cheese & Port Wine Sauce

Pinot Noir-Braised Short Ribs

Roasted Chicken Breast with Herb-Goat Cheese Stuffing & Thyme Jus

Ca'Dario Ristorante 144

Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Quail with Sausage & Polenta

Seagrass Restaurant 148

Braised Garlicky Short Ribs

Trattoria Uliveto 152

Sliced New York Steak over Arugula with Shaved Parmesan

Osso Bucco alla Milanese

Sautéed Veal Chop with Morel Mushrooms & Brandy

Decadent Desserts 159

Café Shell 160

Bittersweet Chocolate Brownies

Special-Occasion Shortcakes with Strawberries & Whipped Cream

Coast Restaurant & Bar 164

Toffee Cake

Clafouti

Jane Restaurant 168

Crème Brûlée

Red Velvet Cake

Olio e Limone Ristorante 172

Pear Tart with Marzipan & Caramel Sauce

Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro 176

Madeleines

Parisien Chocolate Macaroons with Chocolate Garnish

The Vineyard House 180

Molten Chocolate Cake with Dark Cherry Brandy Sauce

Macadamia Nut Banana Foster

Metric Us Approximate Equivalents 186

Index 187

Photo Credits 191

About the Author 192

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