Los Angeles Times California Cookbook
I use the California Cookbook at least once a month, mostly for recipes that are a little too West Coast-centric for Joy and the other oldies, but too old-fashioned or boring for Epicurious. Browsing through this collection of 650+ recipes from the paperâs archives, it doesnât take long to stumble across dishes from one-time celebrities â Mahalia Jackson, Lawrence Welk, Polly Bergen â and popular restaurants of yore. (Remember The Velvet Turtle? The Hungry Tiger?) Each recipe has a little piece of marginalia that introduces its source, adding a bit of backstory and flair.