THE LEMONADE COOKBOOK: Southern California Comfort Food From L.A.’s Favorite Modern Cafeteria by Alan Jackson and Joann Cianciulli (St. Martin’s, on sale Oct 29) Early reviews from Publishers Weekly : “virtually all of [Jackson’s] recipes are well thought-out and clearly explained; novices as well as pros will find something that’s worth a try. Fans of Ina Garten’s simple approach to tasty food will savor this attractive and accessible collection.” I love cookbooks that are clear and easy to understand. When they also have recipes that sound and look delicious, that is a win win!
Chef Alan Jackson saw the need for quick, affordable food that didn’t come at the expense of taste or imagination. A busy father of 3, he realized that the options for a quick bite or take-out were limited, and not particularly healthy. Seeking to create a chef-driven approach to healthy dining, he opened his first fast-casual eatery Lemonade in 2007 and 12 more since.
THE LEMONADE COOKBOOK is the next step, offering the same delicious dishes offered in the menu at Lemonade and presenting them in a fresh, beautifully designed, full-color cookbook. It has 120 mouth watering recipes, including these:
· Forbidden Rice with Hearts of Palms, Mushrooms and a Jalapeno Vinaigrette
· Bay Shrimp with Cannellini Beans dressed in Shallots and Cayenne Pepper
· Red Miso Short Rib Braise
· Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
· And, of course, unique Lemonade concoctions like Peach Ginger, Pear Basil, and Cantaloupe Sage
THE LEMONADE COOKBOOK speaks to all cooks who want to make sophisticated, highly urban comfort food with ease and is the perfect fit for today’s on-the-go lifestyles and perceptive palates.