A beautiful, well-tested, inspiring cookbook makes a wonderful present on its own. We've added suggestions for a related ingredient or tool to wrap them up into the perfect gift package
Taking us back to when fresh herbs were unknown, Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness is a terrific tale of how California shaped the way America eats today. Everyone from Julia Child to Thomas Keller shows up in its funny, revealing interviews.
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