The East Bay has always remained true to itself. It includes Oakland, the most ethnically diverse population in the nation; Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement; the island of Alameda with its artisan breweries, wineries, and distilleries; and the Livermore Valley, one of California’s oldest winemaking regions. East Bay Cooks is an impressive collection of 80 signature dishes from 40 of the region's leading restaurants.
An uncomplicated taco with the power to stir the soul? A nourishing bowl of authentic Singaporean laksa? Shrimp and grits with layers of flavors never imagined? It’s all here. And designed with home cooks in mind, re-creating signature dishes from the area’s favorite chefs has never been easier. It’s a region that’s got you covered, no matter what the craving.
Carolyn Jung is a James Beard Award-winning food writer and blogger based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than a decade, she was the senior food writer at the San Jose Mercury News. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in local, national, and international publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Silicon Valley Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, EatingWell, Edible: Marin & Wine