The Big Unveil

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Voila! Finally, the big reveal: Presenting the cover of my forthcoming cookbook, “East Bay Cooks: Signature Recipes from the Best Restaurants, Bars, and Bakeries” (Figure 1 Publishing).

I couldn’t be more excited to show off details of my newest cookbook, due out on Sept. 10, which will feature 41 of the best restaurants and bakeries in the East Bay.

To whet your appetite, that’s the paella from La Marcha Tapas Bar in Berkeley, and the lamb larb from Belcampo in Oakland’s Jack London Square prominent on the cover. The photos are all by the incredibly talented photographer Eva Kolenko.

What else will you find inside?

Stories of chefs and restaurateurs who persevered when they opened their establishments during one of the most devastating economic downturns in history. Spotlights on businesses that have endured for generations, as well as ones that are barely a year old. Recipes that run the gamut from classic to cutting-edge, from meat-centric to vegetable-focused to vegan, and that encompass a myriad of cuisines and cultures. Get your taste buds ready for everything from “Oysters with Habanero-Blood Orange Granita” and “Noodles with Pan-Seared Duck Breast in Thai Red Curry” to “Txakolina Sorbet with Preserved-Lemon Tuiles.”

My author's photo for the book, courtesy of Eva Kolenko.

My author’s photo for the book, courtesy of Eva Kolenko.

To take a peek at some of the photos inside the book, click on the publisher’s link here.

And to get a behind-the-scenes look at the fun the photo shoot, click here.

Stay tuned in the months ahead for news of book-signing and chef demo events to come.

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