Synopses & Reviews
Greg Atkinson has been lauded and profiled nationally for his accomplishments as a chef. But he says that he really cooks to support his writing habit. Both of those attributes come together in this comprehensive cookbook that expresses the culinary styles and ingredients and trends of the whole West Coast. Alaska has amazing seafood—wild salmon, halibut, and black cod. The Northwest native grilling technique of grilling with flavorful wood planks hails from this region. Vancouver, BC, with its international crossroads status, brings amazing East Indian dishes that have been tempered with local ingredients. The Asian cuisine—noodles, roasted duck, and soy sauce and ginger—presents yet another tasty direction to pursue. And on down the coast: the Bay Area offers up a whole array of fresh tastes from the epicenter of sustainable local producers. California also brings forth the Latino influence, one of Americas true indigenous cuisines.
A former chef at Seattle's award-winning Canlis Restaurant presents a comprehensive cookbook that expresses the culinary styles, ingredients, and trends of the West Coast. Exploring the diversity of the region in 400 recipes, Atkinson covers everything from beverages, soups and stews, and sandwiches to street fare, desserts, and main dishes.
This comprehensive cookbook expresses the culinary styles, ingredients, and trends of the West Coast. World-renowned chef Greg Atkinson explores the diversity of this region in 400 recipes that are easy to prepare, authentic, and delicious. With chapters on everything from West Coast beverages to soups and stews to sandwiches and street fare, readers are never wanting for tantalizing recipes to suit any occasion. Recipes include West Coast Pad Thai, Wine Country Pork Chops, Tres Leches Cake, and more.
About the Author
Greg Atkinson is also the author of Entertaining in the Northwest Style: In Season, Culinary Adventures of a San Juan Island Chef and The Northwest Essentials Cookbook. He lives in Seattle.