East Bay Cooks: Signature Recipes from the Best Restaurants, Bars, and Bakeries
James Beard-award winning food writer Carolyn Jung’s new cookbook features profiles and recipes from 41 chefs and business owners based in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and beyond.
The East Bay has always remained true to itself. It includes Oakland, the most ethnically diverse population in the nation; Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement; the island of Alameda, with its artisan breweries, wineries, and distilleries; and the Livermore Valley, one of California’s oldest winemaking regions.
East Bay Cooks is an impressive collection of eighty signature dishes from forty of the city’s leading restaurants. It’s a region that’s got you covered, no matter what the craving. An uncomplicated taco with the power to stir the soul? A nourishing bowl of authentic Singaporean laksa? Shrimp and grits with layers of flavors never imagined? It’s all here, and designed with home cooks in mind, so that re-creating signature dishes from the area’s favorite chefs has never been easier.