Sunday, May 1, 2016

Cookin' It Calif-style

Malibu Farm Cookbook: Recipes from the California Coast – Helene Henderson (Author) Martin Lof (Photographer) – (Clarkson Potter Books)

Think Malibu…and you think the enclave of rich celebrities, actors, and rock stars, surfing and soaking up the sun away from prying eyes and camera lenses…unless of course they are snapping off an armload of selfies to showcase their wonderful lives.

It should have been an only natural assumption that these spectacular lives playing out in a spectacular locale would be accompanied by spectacular sustenance. Enter Helene Henderson from the Malibu Farm Café, a real deal, California chic farm to table experience, chock full of sleek and healthy recipes for sleek and healthy celebs.
Henderson serves up those recipes in a sleek and beautiful new cookbook, Malibu Farm Cookbook: Recipes from the California Coast. Loaded with gorgeous photos courtesy of Martin Loff, the book serves up not only delicious, healthy recipes, but a series of helpful hints and tips to make the preparation process a bit easier. Some of these tips are age old things that have been around forever, but there’s a reason why they have been, they actually work.

While California chic cuisine isn’t generally my personal cup of tea, I took a stab at a handful of these concoctions and they proved to be fairly easy for even an amateur cook to prepare and turned out to be light and tasty for the whole family. I can certainly see a few of these offering finding their way onto my summer tables.

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