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About Betty Hallock
Betty Hallock is a writer and editor, formerly the deputy editor at the Los Angeles Times' award-winning Food section. She also has worked as a staff writer and editor at Los Angeles Magazine and at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She lives in Los Feliz with Josef Centeno, chef and co-author of Bäco: Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles and Amá: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen, and their two dogs.
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Tex-Mex is a delicious, irreverent cuisine that combines the deep traditions of Texan and Mexican cooking. Think meaty stews, breakfast tacos, and tres leches cake. Home cooks will learn how to make them all—in addition to crunchy salads, slow-cooked meats, and fresh cocktails—in this collection of more than 100 recipes from San Antonio native and Los Angeles chef and restauranteur Josef Centeno. Organized into chapters by type of food—including breakfast, vegetables, main courses, desserts, and a super nacho party—this is down-home cooking and grilling at its most inspiring. Presented in a colorful package with more than 100 food and atmospheric photos, this cookbook is a hands-on winner for anyone who loves big flavors, casual parties, and firing up the grill.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES
For all who aspire to master brioche, croissant, pâte á choux, or even cookie dough and muffin and cake batter, Margarita Manzke, super-star baker and co-owner of Los Angeles hotspot République, takes bakers through her methods for perfecting texture and amplifying flavors, one inspiring photograph and brilliant trick at a time. With chapters dedicated to teaching each dough or batter and 100 recipes that put the lessons to work, plus more than 125 helpful and inspiring photographs, bakers will discover how to truly elevate their baking, whether they're making Manzke's Instagram-perfect chocolate chip cookies or her Philippines-inflected Halo Halo Cake. Serious home bakers will revel in the game-elevating techniques and irresistible recipe riffs found in Baking at République.
“This is food whose time has come,” declared Mark Bittman about Sqirl, the much-beloved Los Angeles restaurant that locals, tourists, and critics alike all flock to. Sqirl all began with jam—organic, local, made from unusual combinations of fruits, fragrant, and not overly sweet—the kind of jam you eat with a spoon. The Sqirl Jam Book collects Jessica Koslow’s signature recipes into a cookbook that looks and feels like no other preserving book out there, inspiring makers to try their own hands at canning and creating. With photography and a design bound to inspire imitators, The Sqirl Jam Book will make you fall in love with jam.