California Cooks

California Cooks is a regional cookbook shares local cuisine like Furnace Creek Fruit Cake, Hermosa Beach Supper Casserole, Mammoth Mountain Poor Boys, Wharf Cioppino, and more recipes from California. 

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Format: Hardcover with dust jacket and protective sleeve, 166 pages. 

Copyright: 1970 

Publisher: Ward Ritchie Press 

Authors: Rowena McLean Marks and Betty McDermott 

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Description: Here is a book for the cook from any region whose approach to food is adventurous and who is charmed by the informal elegance that is so distinctly Californian. California boasts some of the most original cookery this country has produced ... full of surprises, delights and contrasts. In this book, Rowena McLean Marks and Betty Fobair McDermott, widely known California home economists, have captured the culinary excitement of many ethnic groups that live and cook here, and have blended this with the geographic elements of the sea, mountains, deserts and valleys ... combining to give the reader a mouth watering view of California's staggering agricultural bounty and its now style of cooking. 

Here is the casual beach city cookery, the cosmopolitan elegance of San Franciscan fare, Southern California dishes -- deliciously influenced by their Mexican heritage, the romantic flavors of Little China ... and much more. Each of the book's ten separate sections deal with the appetites and specialties of a particular region of this highly individual state. The recipes have been adapted so that they can be prepared with ease in any one of the fifty states. 

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Condition: Good condition with minor shelf wear. Bottom of dust jacket clipped at corner. 

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