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Amid glorious harvests of plenty from land and sea, you’re bound to eat well, and Californians eat very well indeed. Much of what we think of as the modern American way to eat, from the focus on fresh fruits and vegetables--not just in side dishes but also in main courses--to the replacement of butter by olive oil, to the everyday use of bold flavors like ginger, garlic, and sun dried tomatoes, has its roots in California.
Michele Anna Jordan traveled the mountains, foothills, valleys, and coastlines of her native state in search of real California cooking. She visited a multitude of home kitchens, in small towns and Chinatowns, on ranches and farms, in the barrios and the ‘burbs. She made the surprising discovery that the California style, long thought to be the innovation of restaurant chefs, is at least equally the creation of simple home cooks blessed with a bounty of foods and a lot of great ideas for how to cook them.
In California Home Cooking, the Golden State comes to life in tales and anecdotes and in 400 easy-to-make dishes. From a Gilroy Omelet to Bodega Bay Crabs, from a Ginger Beef Stir-Fry or a Spicy Ranch Chicken to an Avocado and Pear Salad, this is a book full of tasty recipes for any home cook--Californian or not--who loves delectable food that’s bursting with freshness and flavor.