For those who delight our palates all year long, how about giving them a unique addition to their favorite shelf? We have cookbooks and local food histories, not just from every corner of America, but for every meal of the day, starting with Austin’s Breakfast Tacos, to lunchtime with Texas Hamburgers, to dinner in Big Sky Country. And for dessert, try New England Pie. For your baker, there’s the delicious dough of Southern Breads, or the sweetness from Gottleib’s of Savannah, an institution since 1884 and home of the Chocolate Chewie. For chefs who like it hot, how about recipes from the Chili Capital of the US: Cincinnati Chili, or the Sizzling History of Miami, or the meaty wonders of Memphis BBQ? This year, feed the hungry heart of your favorite chef with just the right book about local food and cooking.
Recipes and Rambles That Made Adele's a Nevada Hot Spot
Nevada politics, history, and fabulous recipes combine for an entertaining, informative memoir by renowned Chef Charlie Abowd. This "James Beard Award" winning chef has spent his life immersed in his three passions--cuisine, music and politics. Growing up in the tumult of the 1960s San Francisco music scene mixed with Vietnam War protests and activism, while learning the art of cooking at his parents' Bay Area restaurants, informed Charlie's future. He promoted concerts and provided stage lighting for the biggest bands of the time, while living in the Santa Cruz mountains. This passion continued throughout his life. During its iconic forty-year run, Adele's Restaurant, and later, Café at Adele's in Carson City, became legendary for fine dining, musicians, and celebrities that visited, and where Nevada's movers and shakers gathered. Around its tables and over delicious cuisine, business people and elected representatives made deals and negotiated legislation. Adele's played a pivotal role in bringing people together to benefit the greater Nevada good. Charlie has seen it all and now shares his stories interspersed with his patrons' favorite recipes.