The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.'s Eastside

The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.'s Eastside


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The Urban Forager is a cookbook, guide, and irresistible invitation to both the novice and adventurous food lover to explore the rich, diverse culinary cultures of Los Angeles' eastside. Food makers representing the eastside's diverse traditions share beloved recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources. It's a hands-on, stunningly photographed collection of inspiring recipes, profiles, and references for both novice and adventurous home cooks, as well as the culinarily curious. Includes profiles of and recipes by such acclaimed cooks as Minh Phan (porridge + puffs), Sumi Chang, and Mario Rodriguez, as well as Elisa Callow's wise, clear kitchen advice and foolproof recipes for delicious everyday dishes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945551420
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Author Elisa Callow shares her recipes and food discoveries on her blog, The Urban Forager, She is a well-known arts-nonprofit consultant in Los Angeles.
Photographer Ann Elliott Cutting is on the photography faculty of ArtCenter College of Design. She is also a ceramicist and, to really round things out, a molecular biologist who has worked at Caltech.

Table of Contents

With Gratitude to My Family and Community

Thanks to Family and Friends for Their Contributions to This Cookbook

An Appeal for Planning

What to Keep on Hand

The Search for Great Ingredients

Cooking Equipment

Experience Equals Wisdom: the Why and the How of the What

The Basics

Relishes, Jams and Jellies

Breakfast and Brunch Dishes

Soups Many Ways, All Healthy

Pasta, Rice, Legumes and One-Dish Meals

Vegetables with Taste

Seafood and Meats


Our Favorite Recipes from the Experts—a List


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