Ranch House Cookbooks
Alan Hooker has been called the Grandfather of California Cuisine,founding the highly successful Ranch House, a garden restaurant, more than 41 years ago in the Ojai Valley. His earlier cookbooks have sold more than a quarter million copies. Beatrice Wood, or Beato as she is known, was recently awarded the title Esteemed Living Artist by the Smithsonian Institution. At 104 years young she is an American legend, still producing unique, irreverent, museum quality art. 62 of her drawings illustrate this gourmet masterpiece.
The Ranch House Restaurant is well known for its masterful use of herbs to create succulent and simple dishes which have attracted patrons from around the world. 275 of the Ranch House's best recipes, 272 pages and 40 years in the making, are included in this classic and comprehensive new book; everything from sauces, vegetables, soups, salads, chicken, fish, and beef, to succulent desserts--with helpful hints and carefully explained directions, and Alan's memorable food anecdotes.
Also available - Vegetarian Gourmet Cookery by Alan Hooker