Very different from each other, these two cookbooks should cover almost everything you crave this summer, straight from lauded culinary creatives in Los Angeles:
Little Flower Baking by Christine Moore
Try your hand at these simple-yet-creative recipes from LA’s favorite café, bakery, and candy kitchen. The neighborhood café, Little Flower, is a beloved destination for Los Angeles locals and for foodies from all over the country and beyond because of its delicious offerings.
Whip up muffins, galettes, brioche, pies, lavender scones, raw granola bars, cakes, tarts, candies, dessert bars, breads, rolls, puddings, chicken pot pie, and much more with the aid of this gorgeous cookbook. One of California’s most acclaimed bakers, Christina Moore shares her best recipes, all adapted and carefully tested for the home cook. Prospect Park Books – find it HERE.
German Cooking, Cali Style with Das Cookbook by Hans Rockenwagner
This cookbook is a delectable collection of Rockenwagner’s inventive German cooking infused with a California flair, featuring recipes straight from his uber-popular California restaurants and bakeries, including recipes for pretzel bread, holiday treats, bar snacks, fresh light summer salads, and some favorite dishes from his 3 Square Cafe on Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Cafe Röckenwagner in Brentwood.
Drawing culinary inspiration from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market where Röckenwagner shops weekly, this cookbook also has recipes for such German classics as spätzle and schnitzel, along with his famed breads and baked goods. Find it HERE.