A sustainability–minded, comprehensive cookbook on fish and seafood and the many ways to prepare them for novices and experts alike, from James Beard Award–winning chef and author John Ash
The Hog Island Book of Fish & Seafood takes a comprehensive dive into the world of cooking with salt– and freshwater treasures—shellfish, crustaceans, finned fish, and many more. A valuable resource for all things seafood for both home and professional cooks, the cookbook demystifies this immense world with easily accomplished recipes from a wide variety of cuisines. Featuring favorites from the kitchens of Hog Island Oyster Bars, every conceivable method for preparing mouthwatering recipes is represented: baking, braising, steaming, roasting, deep–frying, grilling, broiling, poaching, pan–frying, marinating, curing, smoking, and pickling, as well as serving raw. With more than 200 recipes, this authoritative compendium is proof that seafood is not only delicious but also one of the easiest and most versatile proteins to prepare.
John Ash is a restaurateur, cookbook author, and two–time James Beard Award winner. He previously cohosted the Good Food Hour radio show on KSRO for 35 years, and he has hosted two shows on the Food Network. Ash regularly contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and has written for magazines such as Fine Cooking and Eating Well. In 2014, Ash was honored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the Sustainable Seafood Educator of the Year. He lives in Santa Rosa, California. Ashley Lima is an art director and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. BELOVED INSTITUTION: Hog Island Oyster Co. has five restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area and is adding more. It is also opening another oyster hatchery, a testament to its continued popularity.
ESTABLISHED AUTHOR: John Ash is a prolific author, cooking–show host, and a two–time James Beard Award winner, lending him a considerable platform.
Along with more than 200 recipes, The Hog Island Book of Fish & Seafood also features helpful notes, tips, and pairings, as well as beautiful photographs and illustrations.
SUSTAINABILITY SAVVY: As more consumers begin turning toward alternative food sources in the face of climate change, the demand for sustainably grown seafood has grown exponentially.
A Wine Country cookbook that celebrates sustainable, garden–to–table dining
Some of the tastiest California cooking today comes from wineries with edible gardens, and now you can take a visual tour of these magical culinary green spaces, peek inside the winery kitchens that reap the harvest, and bring sun–ripened flavors into your own home kitchen. Gather: Casual Cooking from Wine Country Gardens showcases some of California’s most ambitious wineries’ culinary gardens and the fresh, wine–friendly dishes they inspire, all vividly captured by three–time James Beard Award–winner Janet Fletcher. Bring the garden to the plate California–style with Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad with Burrata or Golden Beet Gazpacho. Enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc alongside Crostini with Garden Carrots, Goat Cheese, and Dukkah; or savor a platter of crisp spring vegetables with Caramelized Spring Onion Dip. To show off a fine California red wine, try Spring Lamb Chops Scottadito with Charred Tomato and Black Olive Tapenade or Slow–Roasted Beef Short Ribs with Broccoli di Cicco and Farro. The book’s garden–inspired desserts include luscious finales such as Blood Orange Crème Brûlée, Cheesecake with Blueberry Gelée, and Lemon Verbena Apricots with Olive Oil–Sea Salt Ice Cream. In more than 60 delicious recipes, Gather delivers the finest of California’s wine country to your door, demonstrating the creative ways that wineries use their garden bounty to please their guests and complement their wines.
Janet Fletcher is the author of over 30 books on food and beverage, including Wine Country Table, Cheese & Wine, Fresh from the Farmers Market, and Sur La Table’s Eating Local: Recipes Inspired by America’s Farmers. Fletcher publishes the weekly Planet Cheese blog and is the cheese columnist for Specialty Food and SOMM Journal magazines. Her journalistic work has earned her three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award, and her food writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including the New York Times, Saveur, Fine Cooking, and Food & Wine. She lives and works in the Napa Valley. WELL–KNOWN WINERIES: A number of popular California wineries and their respective culinary gardens are featured throughout the book.
PAIRING POINTERS: The author, wineries, and chefs featured in Gather offer tips for pairing, gleaned from years of experience in the food and wine world.
ESTABLISHED AUTHOR: Janet Fletcher has written over thirty cookbooks and won three James Beard Awards, lending her a substantial platform.
BY EMMA ACKER; PRODUCED BY THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO
A collection of visual art, including works from many luminaries, that celebrates California’s landscapes and culture
Sunshine, surfing, and Hollywood. Agriculture, earthquakes, and gold. From its topography to its glamour, California looms large in the world’s imagination. Artists have been drawn to the state’s iconic beauty for generations, capturing its luminous light and recording its coastline, cityscapes, agricultural life, mountain ranges, and more in mediums ranging from photography and oil paint to woodcuts and xerographic prints. Featuring more than fifty artworks dating from the late 1800s to the early 2000s, all drawn from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Artistic California celebrates the sites and experiences of our extraordinary state through the eyes of artists. Many luminaries of the California art world are featured here, such as David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, and Imogen Cunningham, as well as lesser known artists, resulting in an exceptional array of viewpoints, expressions of personal meaning, and cultural values. With an introductory essay by curator Emma Acker exploring the roots of California’s art tradition, its themes, and the ethnic perspectives that have played an essential role in California art, this volume creates an indelible portrait of our monumental state.
Emma Acker is an associate curator of American art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, are the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.
PERFECT FOR ART LOVERS:
Features a diverse array of works from artists like David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud, Imogen Cunningham, and many others.
STRONG PRESENCE: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are West Coast institutions— together, the de Young and the Legion of Honor get 1.5 million visitors from around the world annually. Online, the museums have 226,000 followers on Twitter, more than 169,000 Instagram followers, and more than 107,000 followers on Facebook.
GIFT APPEAL: A blend of art, history, and celebration of the Golden State makes for a supremely giftable book.