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EXPERIENCE A CHEF'S 50 YEAR JOURNEY - Leonard Gentieu Beginning as a dishwasher, on to the Army mess tents, through a "day from hell" at one of his successful restaurants, to his thriving charter dinner cruise business. An insider's exploration of the challenges and triumphs of a life in the kitchen- told with humor, frankness, optimism, and his favorite recipes. A fun, inspiring read.
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Stephanie Burchel This is much more than just another cookbook. It is a “love letter” to the Central Coast. Stephanie shares stories of growing up on the Central Coast and her favorite seasonal vegan soup recipes, seven per season. She also shares her secrets of preparation and cooking techniques. This book is illustrated with lush color photography by local photographer Sam Peck, who captures the beauty and character of Central Coast landscapes, farms, and farmer’s markets. This is a must read.
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Robin Burnside's delicious, wholesome recipes for nurturing and nutritious meals make use of whole foods from the garden or farmers market. Since what we eat has a considerable affect on our well-being, she gives tips on choosing the finest quality ingredients along with cooking hints and suggestions to help create meals for optimal health and dining satisfaction. From refreshing beverages, filling breakfasts, crisp salads, and hot soups to homemade breads, grilled meats and fish, vegetarian meals, and luscious desserts, this cookbook has it all-the best whole foods, locally and sustainably grown, served with love.
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This gorgeous book whisks readers back to a lyrical time when California was a simpler place—before it overflowed with too many people seeking Paradise—to a fertile region nestled between Monterey and Santa Barbara. Using ingredients indigenous to California’s Central Coast, like citrus, pomegranates, artichokes, king salmon and various shellfish, Binns creates 125 delicious wine-friendly and wine-inclusive dishes for all palates. Try Seared and Braised Feta-Stuffed Chicken Thighs with White Wine and Green Olives for a delectable dinner or Smashed Avocado Toasts with Sun-Dried Tomato Jam and Black Lava Salt for a rustic-but-elegant evening appetizer.
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This book is absolutely beautiful a must read. Great recipes by great local Central Coast Farmers, Wineries, Restaurants, etc. The cookbook features 196 pages of 60 seasonal recipes and 40 short stories. The recipes are organized by seasons (15 recipes per season) and are sub-divided into five categories: breakfast, light bites, lunch, dinner, and dessert (3 recipes per category). The latter part of the cookbook features short stories, interviews, and profiles of farmers, food artisans, and farm-to-table chefs. In the spirit of a creating a collaborative community-driven cookbook, the majority of the recipes are provided by the food growers and crafters themselves to showcase the true taste of the Central Coast.
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