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"Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking" Cookbook
"Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking" Cookbook(1)
What happens when Southern California chefs and artists connect to create consummate seaside delights? Meals turn into maritime magic! Each fun-filled chapter in this book features a different theme for entertaining both indoors and out. This unique mix of tantalizing seafood recipes, extraordinary artistic attractions and clever decorating tips will inspire your next celebration. Vividly photographed, Living Coastal fuses art and food in a way that will change your dining experience forever. Choose from delectable seafood recipes that are great for entertaining, such as Salt-Baked Spot Prawns or Crispy Whole Bass Tacos. Discover innovative party themes for sensational get-togethers such as Tapas by the Sea or Baja-Style Bash. And, finally, see how unique art can shape trendsetting tablescapes. Living Coastal is a visual, culinary journey that captures the spirit of San Diego artists and chefs inspired by the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. Media Tributes: “Is Living Coastal purely a cookbook? No, it's a hybrid cookbook, art book, design book. It's the perfect siren song for your coffee table and your kitchen, a homage to the spirit of the Pacific as translated by San Diego and its border influences, and a temptation to those who live in colder climes and dream of this iconic beachy SoCal lifestyle.” — Caron Golden, San Diego Foodstuff “Living Coastal is a beautiful book by Jolee Pink with fantastic photography by Mike Pawlenty. This book celebrates San Diego art and cuisine.” —Chelsea Madren, Examiner “She's awash with sea-themed home decor ideas. Designer makes the case for holiday table decor with a coastal theme.” —Chris Ross, UT-San DiegoRead More
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• Check reviews. Take a peek at online reviews to see what people who’ve used this particular cookbook have to say about its layout, recipes and level of cooking skill. It’s also a good idea to check with friends to see if they have any recommendations for you.

• Match your skill level. Look for cookbooks that match your skill level. Though it looks delicious, you may not be ready to cook a recipe like salt-encrusted fish just yet. Build up to those skills by starting out with cookbooks that feature beginner recipes — you might even find one that has a nice range of beginner to advanced recipes so you can keep using it as you grow. Keep skill in mind when purchasing a gift cookbook for a friend, too. It would be a shame if they couldn’t use your gift because the recipes are too difficult.

• Don’t forget health and diet. Many people find they have dietary restrictions they need to follow, and your cookbook should cater to yours. Whether it’s a Paleo cookbook or a vegetarian cookbook, yours should have recipes that you feel comfortable cooking and eating. Health concerns can also influence your diet, and many cookbooks cater to a range of healthy cooking techniques. Don’t forget to check to see if your intended gift recipient has dietary restrictions, as well.

• Take a peek at some recipes. The best way to gauge a cookbook is to read through a few of its recipes. Not only can this tell you if the format is easy to understand and follow, it can give you a better idea of the level of cooking involved. Plus you can decide if there are enough delicious recipes to justify your purchase, or if too many of them simply miss the mark.

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