Jay Porter

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Recognized as a best cookbooks of the 2020

The Baja California Cookbook garnered a bit of notice in 2020's wrapups:

You can order The Baja California Cookbook from Powell's, Barnes & Noble, Pegasus Books, Amazon, Four Eyed Frog or Green Apple Books.

The Baja California Cookbook

The Baja California Cookbook, which I co-authored with Mexican chef David Castro Hussong, is a lifestyle and travel cookbook celebrating the cuisine of Baja California, Mexico. It is published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Publishers Weekly says: "A deep passion for Baja cuisine shines through in this colorful collection of tantalizing recipes."

Booklist starred its review (indicating "a work judged to be outstanding in its genre") and says: "Coupled with its compelling narrative, this collection of recipes and photographs will spark increased tourism to Baja California....A bona fide travel and kitchen companion."

Library Journal says: "a relaxed journey through Mexico’s Baja California with 60 recipes perfectly representative of the region....These masterful recipes and vivid photographs will transport any home chef to Baja."

About Me

I'm a former restauranteur who grew up in San Diego and came to be most at home soaking in the vibes of Mexican wine country and its auteurs. Now I live and write in Oakland, California.


Email me at jay -at- hellojayporter -dot- com.

Photo of Jay by Andrea Scher, used with permission.