Dip into the colorful food culture of California with this authentic, sun-drenched cookbook.
It's safe to say that California has a lot going for it: a laid-back lifestyle, golden beaches, and a vibrant food culture. The seafood is fresh, the produce organic and plentiful, and the farmers' markets are a wealth of riches all year round.
Thanks to the coastal state's fertile soil and temperate climate, local produce is varied and abundant, from the famed citrus to the beloved avocado.
But beyond the impressive range of produce available, the state's cultural diversity means finding vendors hawking handmade tacos next to a bustling Korean BBQ restaurant. The food scene offers an abundance of flavors and techniques, and Californians appreciate them all.
It is this genuine love of food - preparing it, eating it and sharing it - that fuels this positive energy in kitchens and around tables and makes California truly golden. This book celebrates the incredible food found on the West coast.
About the Author
Vivian Lui is a recipe writer and food stylist who grew up in Northern California. Her work has appeared in editorials, commercials and cookbooks, and has worked with The New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Goop, Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods and Amazon. She currently lives in Santa Monica and enjoys all that Southern California has to offer: food, sun, skiing and surfing.
‘Jam-packed with recipes featuring seafood, avocados, and stonefruit, every dish is almost entirely made from local ingredients you can find at a farmer’s market. There are green shakes and quinoa bowls, sushi rolls and crisp chilaquiles, golden turmeric lattes and yes, even a recipe for nut milk.’ - Vogue.com
‘Vivian Lui’s Eat California is a smorgasbord of pan-California recipes, reflective of both the richness of the state’s agricultural bounty and of its exceptionally diverse immigration communities.’ - InsideHook
'This cucumber salad may now be the way I eat cucumbers. It’s flavorful, refreshing, and has a nice lip-tingling zing from the chili pepper.' - Leite’s Culinaria