The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.'s Eastside

The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.'s Eastside


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The Urban Forager showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers representing the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources. A hands-on, stunningly photographed collection of inspiring recipes, profiles, and references for novice and adventurous home cooks and the culinarily curious, it includes conversations with Sumi Chang (Europane) and Minh Phan (Porridge and Puffs), as well as such acclaimed home cooks as Mario Rodriguez, Rumi Mahmood, and Jack Aghoian. Part cookbook, part guide to foraging the best LA has to offer, The Urban Forager is a compelling bridge to the unfamiliar, inspiring readers to enrich their culinary repertoire with delicious new discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945551420
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Author Elisa Callow shares her recipes and food discoveries on her blog, The Urban Forager, She is a well-known arts-nonprofit consultant in Los Angeles.
Photographer Ann Elliott Cutting is on the photography faculty of ArtCenter College of Design. She is also a ceramicist and, to really round things out, a molecular biologist who has worked at Caltech.

Table of Contents

With Gratitude to My Family and Community

Thanks to Family and Friends for Their Contributions to This Cookbook

An Appeal for Planning

What to Keep on Hand

The Search for Great Ingredients

Cooking Equipment

Experience Equals Wisdom: the Why and the How of the What

The Basics

Relishes, Jams and Jellies

Breakfast and Brunch Dishes

Soups Many Ways, All Healthy

Pasta, Rice, Legumes and One-Dish Meals

Vegetables with Taste

Seafood and Meats


Our Favorite Recipes from the Experts—a List


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