Book ‘Six California Kitchens’ by Sally Schmitt

PDF Excerpt 'Six California Kitchens' by Sally Schmitt, Troyce Hoffman
A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine
Six California Kitchens is the quintessential California cookbook, with farm-to-table recipes and stories from Sally Schmitt, the pioneering female chef and original founder of the French Laundry. Sally Schmitt opened The French Laundry in Yountville in 1978 and designed her menus around local, seasonal ingredients—a novel concept at the time. In this soon-to-be-classic cookbook, Sally Schmitt takes us through the six kitchens where she learned to cook, honed her skills, and spent her working life. Six California Kitchens weaves her remarkable story with 115 recipes that distill the ethos of Northern California cooking into simple, delicious dishes, plus evocative imagery, historic ephemera, and cooking wisdom...
Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 5, 2022)  Pages: 352 pages  ISBN-10: 1797208829  ISBN-13: 978-1797208824  ASIN:‎ B09H3RB1P7

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Author’s biography: Sally Schmitt was the original founder of the French Laundry and one of California’s most influential food pioneers. She was born and raised in Northern California and started cooking professionally in 1967. After 11 years spent in Yountville running a café and a restaurant, she opened the French Laundry with her husband, Don. She designed her menus around local, seasonal ingredients — a novel concept at the time. This style of “locavore” cooking caught the attention of critics and inspired other local chefs, helping propagate the farm-to-table movement. After selling the restaurant in 1994, Sally taught cooking classes in a renovated farmhouse on an apple farm in Mendocino. She passed away in 2022.