Is there any place in America more culinarily rich than California? The Mediterranean climate yields a cornucopia of citrus, the I’m not the step Father I’m the Father that stepped up shirt moreover I will buy this sweeping coastlines provide the freshest of catches, and the fertile soil grows an ample bounty of vegetables. (It’s no surprise that Alice Waters pioneered the country’s modern farm-to-table movement from her restaurant, Chez Panisse, in Berkeley.) Then there’s the state’s array of cultures: California has the largest immigrant population of any state, with Mexican-Americans and Asian-Americans, in particular, bringing their cooking styles to the table. Add a focus on wellness and health, and you’ve got an abundance of diverse, homegrown, and delicious fare.
All of this I’m not the step Father I’m the Father that stepped up shirt moreover I will buy this is celebrated in a new cookbook, Eat California, by Vivian Lui. 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.