SOL Cocina Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has released a second edition of her critically acclaimed cookbook, Baja! Cooking on the Edge, which features a mixture of authentic recipes and Chef Deb’s own Baja-inspired dishes ingenious creations for which Bon Appetit magazine named her “the reigning queen of San Diego chefs.” During its original release in 2006, it was also noted as one of the “Best Cookbooks of the Year” by Food & Wine magazine.
In this book, the first of five cookbooks that Chef Deb has written, readers are taken on an intriguing and appetizing journey through the Baja California region of Mexico from the dusty towns south of the U.S. border, all the way down to breezy Cabo San Lucas at the peninsula’s southern tip.
“This is the first cookbook I’ve written and it is a culmination of years spent exploring, cooking and camping throughout the Baja region sometimes with Chefs and sometimes with surfer friends,” commented Chef Deb, whose writing truly evokes the unique flavors, colors and beauty of the region. “This cookbook takes the reader through Baja’s bountiful fish markets, the serenely beautiful wine valleys of northern Baja California, and the lush seasonal produce of the markets. It celebrates the distinct flavors and history of this remote and beautiful region, which has been influenced by a myriad of cutures and has a distinct cuisine all its own: light, simple, vibrantly fresh, and full of the tastes of the sea and the land.”
Baja! features more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes, peppered with fantastic stories and images that are as vibrant in color as the dishes are in flavor. Chef Deb explores these different cultural influences of Baja street food – everything from the classic Fish Tacos and Seafood Cocktels, to a wide range of inspired meat-based tacos – chicken, pork, chorizo – and fresh salsas. . The uniquely Baja recipes featured includes delights like Clams in Tequila Butter, One-Pan Paella, Garlic Cilantro Steak, and Chocolate-JalapeÃ±o Truffles.
Baja! Cooking on the Edge is available at Chef Deb’s restaurants, SOL Cocina in Newport Beach, CA and Scottsdale, AZ, and solita Tacos & Margaritas in Huntington Beach, CA. The book is also available online at http://chefdeborahschneider.com.
To purchase other cookbooks by Chef Deb, please visit any of the following links below:-Baja! Cooking on the Edge: http://www.great-taste.net/sasproduct/baja-cooking-edge/
-The Mexican Slow Cooker: http://www.great-taste.net/sasproduct/the-mexican-slow-cooker-by-sol-cocina-chef-deborah-schneider/
Posted by Meghan Ogilvie