An intimate culinary portrait of Los Angeles today—a city now recognized among food lovers for its booming, vibrant, international restaurant landscape—with 100 recipes from its restaurants, juice bars, coffee shops, cocktail lounges, food trucks, and hole-in-the-wall gems.
Once considered a culinary wasteland, Los Angeles is now one of the most exciting food cities in the world. Like the multi-faceted, sprawling city itself, the food of Los Angeles is utterly its own, an amalgam of international influence, disposable income, glamour, competition, immigrant vitality, health consciousness, purity, and beach-loving, laid back, hip, unrestrained creativity. With 100 recipes pulled from the city's best restaurants but retooled for the home cook—like Charred Cucumber Gazpacho, Roast Chicken with Spicy Harissa, Vietnamese Coffee Pudding, Blackberry Mint Mojito Ice Cream and Thai Basil Margaritas—EAT. COOK. L.A.; Notes and Recipes from the City of Angels is both a culinary roadmap and a sophisticated insider's look at one of America’s most iconic and fascinating cities.
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About the Author
Aleksandra Crapanzano is a screenwriter and food writer. A recipient of The M.F.K. Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing from The James Beard Foundation, she has been widely published in The New York Times Magazine, Food & Wine, Saveur, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet, Elle, Departures and The Wall Street Journal, where for the last 8 years she’s served as a food columnist. Her essays have been anthologized, most notably in Best American Food Writing, and she is the author of The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafés and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City.
Aleksandra considers Los Angeles to be like a second home—it’s where she first fell in love with film and the West Coast, as a teenager interning on the set of a television series. Later, she would go on to write screenplays for many Hollywood studios. Nowadays, if she’s not eating her way through the city, she’s visiting some of her closest friends and in-laws in the City of Angels. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband, the novelist John Burnham Schwartz, and their son.
Table of Contents
Breakfast Anytime of Day 24
Light Fare 56
Night Fare 106
Sauces, Sides, and Salsa 160
Frozen Treats and Hot Sauces 174
About the Author 249