A collection of Rockenwagner's inventive German cooking with a California flair, featuring recipes from his popular California restaurants and bakeries.This cookbook is “filled with fantastic versions of the chef’s singular California-European cooking” that made his beloved restaurants and cafes so famous (LA Weekly).
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This modern German-Californian cookbook from longtime Los Angeles chef and restaurateur Hans Röckenwagner features sections on bread-making (yes, pretzel bread!), holiday treats, and bar snacks, along with the most popular recipes from his several Los Angeles restaurants, including 3 Square Cafe on famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Cafe Röckenwagner in Brentwood.
From fresh, light salads inspired by the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, where Röckenwagner shops weekly, to such hearty German classics as spätzle and schnitzel, to the breads and baked goods for which he is renowned, Das Cookbook shares all of Röckenwagner’s best recipes, all created, tested, and perfected for the home cook.
Hans Röckenwagner's background spans thirty years of cooking in Germany, Switzerland, Chicago, and Los Angeles. In the 1980s, he won international fame for his fine-dining restaurant in Santa Monica, Röckenwagner; today, he owns several LA-area bakery/cafes and a large wholesale bakery. Hans is known for his individuality, innovative dishes, and his craftsmanship in designing and building his restaurants (he is also a master woodworker). This is his second cookbook.