Christina's Cookbook Orcas Island Signed
Christina's Cookbook with recipes and stories from Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest is a signed cookbook with original Christina's restaurant owner Christina Orchid's autograph.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 249 pages.
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Author: Christina Orchid
Description: For 25 years, tucked away on Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest, Christina's has become the stop for anyone seeking the best in Pacific Northwest cuisine. Declared by Food & Wine as "a beacon of gastronomy in the Northwest," the restaurant's appeal lies in the simple sophistication of its dishes, all lovingly prepared by chef/owner Christina Orchid. A native Seattleite who summered on Orcas as a child, Orchid has spent a quarter century perfecting each of her dishes, and now she presents in Christina's Cookbook 120 of her most cherished recipes. For fans of authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine, look no further. Among the dishes included are:
- Crab Fondue with Fennel Breadsticks
- Chanterelle Chive Toasts
- White Gazpacho with Roasted Pepper Bruschetti
- Fireside Oyster Stew
- Saffron-Poached Halibut with Fava Beans and Shallots
- Fillet of Beef with Gorgonzola Sherry Cream and Horseradish Potatoes Gratin
- Roast Pheasant with Pumpkin Risotto and Black Walnut Cremolata
- Chocolate Blackout Torte
- Wild Blackberry Crema
- Cappuccino Cheesecake
In addition to recipes. Orchid serves up stories from her past. Her childhood on the island, working at her grandparents' ranch, romancing the nights away in Paris, and returning to Orcas to set up her restaurant -- these are just a handful of the life experiences she shares and that have contributed to her appreciation of fine cuisine and her always personal dishes.
Condition: Jacket has a small tear at the bottom right corner. Owner's name and date on opening blank page in ink. Author's inscription and signature on opening page. Further good condition.