East Bay Cooks


The East Bay has always remained true to itself. It includes Oakland, the most ethnically diverse population in the nation; Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement; the island of Alameda, with its artisan breweries, wineries, and distilleries; and the Livermore Valley, one of California’s oldest winemaking regions.

East Bay Cooks is an impressive collection of eighty signature dishes from forty of the city’s leading restaurants. It’s a region that’s got you covered, no matter what the craving. An uncomplicated taco with the power to stir the soul? A nourishing bowl of authentic Singaporean laksa? Shrimp and grits with layers of flavors never imagined? It’s all here, and designed with home cooks in mind, so that re-creating signature dishes from the area’s favorite chefs has never been easier.

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8 x 10  inches
208 pages
September 2019

Carolyn Jung is a James Beard Award–winning food writer and blogger based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than a decade, she was the senior food writer at the San Jose Mercury News. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in local, national, and international publications, including the San Francisco ChronicleSilicon Valley MagazineSan Francisco MagazineEatingWellEdible: Marin & Wine CountryVia MagazinePlateRachael Ray Every DayWine SpectatorOakland Magazine, and Coastal Living. She regularly hosts chef demos in Yosemite as well as Macy’s department stores in the Bay Area. She is the creator of the blog FoodGal.com and the author of San Francisco Chef’s Table. She wholeheartedly believes that any day is made better with a great cookie or pastry.

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