The Baja California Cookbook by David Castro Hussong and Jay Porter

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  • Beef machaca wih eggs

    • EmilyR on March 31, 2020

      I had never had carne seca and it was interesting, but not something I'd pursue sourcing. I really liked cooking the tomatoes down and the bold flavors.

  • Charred green salsa

    • EmilyR on March 31, 2020

      Easy to make and a nice flavor.

  • Black sauce (Salsa negra)

    • EmilyR on March 31, 2020

      I had some issues with this one, namely because it entails frying the dried chipotle chiles. I don't know that it really substantially changed them or was worth the hassle.

  • Norteño tacos

    • EmilyR on March 31, 2020

      This was one of my favorite recipes from those that I made. It's vibrant, flavorful, and a great mix of flavors.

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  • ISBN 10 0399582835
  • ISBN 13 9780399582837
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Mar 17 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

A joyful exploration of the cuisine of Baja California--hailed as Mexico's Napa Valley--with 60 recipes celebrating the laidback lifestyle found right across the border.

Less than an hour's drive from San Diego, Baja California is an up-and-coming destination for tourists looking to experience the best of what Mexico has to offer. From Baja wine country to incredible seafood along the coast, Baja cuisine showcases grilled meats, freshly caught fish, and produce straight from the garden, all mingled with the salt spray of the Pacific Ocean.

Inspired by the incredible local landscape and his food from the award-winning restaurant Fauna, star chef David Castro Hussong conducts a dreamy exploration of Baja cuisine featuring 60 recipes ranging from street food such as Grilled Halibut Tacos and Chicharrones to more refined dishes such as Grilled Steak in Salsa Negra and Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa. Each chapter opens with a hand-drawn map and gorgeous photographs of the region and profiles of top food purveyors are scattered throughout, bringing the spirit of Baja into your kitchen, no matter where you live.

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