What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food by Gaby Dalkin – Harry N. Abrams (April 17, 2018)

April 25, 2018

What's Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food

In What’s Gaby Cooking Everyday California, Gaby Dalkin shares more than 125 of her favorite simple and fresh recipes and offers a glimpse into what it’s like to “go coastal.” It’s about always having something tasty to eat, thanks to handy and delicious pantry staples (avocado oil! quinoa! limes! dark chocolate!), as well as an arsenal of easy and healthy recipes, like Chimichurri Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Grilled Fish, Taco Skillet Bake, and Street Corn Pizza. The book covers all the staples—avocado toast, grain bowls, greens, carbs, healthy mains, cocktails, and more.

For Gaby, California is not so much a place but a state of mind, and this cookbook proves that no matter where you live, you can still apply the same philosophy. All it takes is finding the freshest produce you can, stocking up on some versatile pantry staples, and keeping flavors and techniques simple. After that, the only thing left to do is kick back, pour yourself a California Girl Margarita, and listen for those ocean waves.

Review

“I’m not a girl and if I was odds are I wouldn’t come close to qualifying as a ‘California’ girl. But gosh-darn it, now that Gaby’s book is finally here I can eat like one. I’ve been a fan of her recipes for years, and this book delivers on what I love about Gaby’s food: flavor, variety, nutrition, and a vibrancy that’s ‘totally awesome.’ See what I did there?” (Alton Brown bestselling author and TV host)“I have a soft spot for California, having spent some of my younger years there. As if I needed more evidence of Gaby’s genius in the kitchen, the recipes in this beautiful cookbook take me back to California in the most delicious way. She never fails to create gorgeous dishes that are perfect for a fun get-together with friends or a simple weeknight dinner. This book is full of inventive takes on classic favorites: Risotto with All the Variations. (I’m in.) Cobb Salads for All Seasons. (Brilliant!) Don’t get me started on the pizzas and desserts. Your list of must-make recipes in this book will grow with every page you turn. Get your hands on it and enjoy every bite!” (Ree Drummond bestselling author of the Pioneer Woman cookbooks)“Gaby has managed to capture Southern California’s love affair with food and indoor-outdoor living in her new cookbook. The sunshine-drenched pages burst with recipes (and luscious photography) featuring fresh seasonal produce and funky fusions, and reflect our delicious obsession with saving calories here, so we can splurge on calories there. . . . Whether you’re from California, love California, or just want to eat like a Californian, you’ll love this cookbook.” (Rene Lynch LA Times)“For those of us who fantasize about living that carefree California lifestyle, Gaby combines fresh, delicious recipes with her signature laid-back approach so we can channel those sunny vibes wherever we are. The perfect balance of healthy weeknight meals (Southwestern Sweet Potato with Quinoa Chili) and fun treat-yo-self moments (Cinnamon-Roll Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread . . . I mean, come on!), Gaby’s book is bursting with delicious, seasonal flavor. In other words, the way I really want to cook and eat every day.” (Camille Styles bestselling author and blogger)“Before I met Gaby almost four years ago, I was one of thousands inspired by her California Girl lifestyle and recipes—and this book feels like the perfect culmination of what makes her so lovable, both on What’s Gaby Cooking and in person. Her genuine passion for sharing recipes and entertaining tips (her cheese boards are legendary) come through in Champagne-toast–worthy avocado toasts and SoCal-inspired weeknight staples (hello, fish tacos), all captured in naturally lit, sun-drenched photos. It deserves a spot on any shelf—if you can keep it there. Also, I can get behind any cookbook that starts with oysters and ends with chocolate chip cookie squares.” (Emily Schuman Cupcakes and Cashmere)“Gaby’s so creative in the kitchen and her photos are so gorgeous, I literally want to make every single recipe in this book! I love her easy, seasonal, California approach to cooking.” (Gina Homolka bestselling author, Skinnytaste)“What’s Gaby Cooking has me California dreamin’ and I live here! Every page is a celebration of what we in California never take for granted—fresh, plentiful, and gorgeous produce, and dishes inspired from cuisines around the world. The entire book is drool-worthy.” (Elise Bauer Simply Recipes)“Gaby makes California both a state of mind and a decadently fresh platter of eats!” (Joy Wilson Joy the Baker)

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About the Author

Gaby Dalkin is a cookbook author, private chef, entrepreneur, and food and lifestyle writer. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Thomas.  

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Comments:

Oh my gosh this cookbook is FANTASTIC. The recipes are easy to follow, and it feels like Gaby herself is walking you through the steps of each one. It’s clear she loves her food, and she shares so many tips and tricks here. Additionally, I’m a horrible baker and I’ve already made the raspberry-white chocolate cheesecake bars and they came out perfectly and were insanely delicious. The whole book is a delight and I know many more of the recipes will make it into my arsenal!
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My family has yet to find a recipe of Gaby’s that they don’t love. From enchiladas to pasta to bowls, these are recipes that everyone in the family wants to eat. Fresh ingredients and easy to follow recipes make it easy to cook, even on a weeknight. The cookbook is beautifully put together as well and a fun read. If you aren’t following What’s Gaby Cooking online or Facebook, you are missing out. Her videos are fun to watch and her Instagram stories are the best.
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My favorite cookbook ever! I want and will make every single recipe! I’ve been following Gaby wherever you possibly can and I’ve been waiting on this forever! I already made her fish tacos, double double cheeseburgers, pizza and chicken enchiladas. Her basil AND cilantro vinaigrette’s are EVERYTHING.
 

  • Title: What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food
  • Autor: Gaby Dalkin
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Harry N. Abrams (April 17, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: | 1419728946
  • ISBN-13: | 978-1419728945
  • Download File Format: EPUB, PDF

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