Recognized as a best cookbooks of the 2020
The Baja California Cookbook garnered a bit of notice in 2020's wrapups:
- The San Francisco Chronicle's list of 2020's best cookbooks.
- Amazon's Editor's Pick: Best Cookbooks, Food and Wine.
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."
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.
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