Del Mar - Thursday September 21st at 6:30 pm -- Michael Gardiner discusses and signs "Cali Baja Cuisine: Tijuana Tacos, Ensenada Aguachiles, San Diego Cali Burritos + more".
This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Del Mar.
Free seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please purchase one copy of a book for one seat.
The vibrant flavors of Baja California inspire home cooks to recreate the flavor forward and passionate cuisine, inspired by the sea, and the land. There’s a line between Northern Baja and Southern California but nature knows no such borders and, neither does food nor the people. Baja’s food culture has long influenced Southern California and vice versa. The fish taco may be San Diego’s signature dish but it comes from Baja and the streets of Tijuana, sport nearly as many takes on the hot dog as on the taco. The Baja region has a wealth of distinctive ingredients from the ocean and the land. The mission of this book is to help it be the next big thing out of your kitchen. Featuring a mix of both traditional and modern takes on signature Baja dishes, such as: Crab with Pickled Asparagus in Guajillo –Pork Broth; Cantaloupe Aguachile al Estilo de Californios, Puerto Nuevo-style Lobster Tortas; Golden Beet Pozole; and Smoked Pulled Lamb Shoulder with Seared Tomatillo.
Michael Gardiner is the author of Modern Kosher: Global Flavors, New Traditions. He is a regular food feature writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Edible San Diego magazine and a contributing Editor for The Cook’s Cook. He was a restaurant reviewer for the San Diego CityBeat. Gardiner won 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 San Diego Press Club awards (Golds and Bronze) Gardiner has also written for Thrillist, and Fox News Latino, amongst other publications.