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Get Out of Your Cooking Rut With Cookbooks by L.A. Authors

(LA Trend) — Let L.A. chefs take a bite out of your hunger. Skip the takeout and enjoy your favorite restaurant-worthy recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen.

L.A. Son by Roy Choi

Choi’s claim-to-fame is fusion food with a distinctively L.A. flair. In 2008, he launched the Kogi Korean BBQ Truck. This incredibly successful Korean-Mexican fusion satisfies hungry Angelenos with the likes of kimchi quesadillas, short rib tacos, and chocolate tres leches cake. Choi’s cookbook takes readers off the beaten path and into some of the city’s lesser-known gems. Enjoy tempura potato pancakes, homemade chorizo, and Korean fried chicken in the comfort of your own home thanks to Choi’s easy-to-follow recipes.

Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

Perhaps one of the most definitive vegan restaurants in L.A., the Crossroads cookbook offers home cooks a chance to recreate their favorite dishes at home. This award-winning, fully vegan cookbook offers an upscale take on plant-based dishes. Instead of relying on meat substitutes, Ronnen uses whole foods to create Mediterranean fare that can range from weeknight staples to celebration-worthy dishes. Don’t miss the tomato-sauced pappardelle, spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads with roasted vegetables.

The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside by Elisa Callow

Don’t let the name fool you, this cookbook isn’t a foraging companion but instead a gastronomic tour through the diverse foodscape of East L.A. This newly-published cookbook includes conversations with restaurateurs and stellar home chefs, plus food stories, personal recipes, and neighborhood resources.

Gjelina by Travis Lett

The Gjelina cookbook offers a peek into the Venice beach lifestyle and cuisine. Lett, a self-taught chef, made a name for himself in the L.A. dining scene with Squid Ink Pipe Rigate and Mushroom Toast. The cookbook offers an ambitious take on farmer’s market fare and includes cinematic glossy photos of each neatly-plated dish. Enjoy an array of salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts from this always busy restaurant.

The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook by Ashley Craft

Whether or not you can make a trip to Disney this season, you can evoke some of the park’s magical flavors with a little help from Ashley Craft. Read a bit of history on your favorite Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions before making your kitchen the most magical place on Earth. Enjoy classics like Dole Whip and Mickey Pretzels or ship up new creations like blue milk from Star Wars land and Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums from Pixar Pier.

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