These 100 recipes will transport you to a breezy beach day, from sunrise breakfasts to celebrating under the stars, from the beloved Malibu Farm restaurant chef and owner. Malibu Farm Sunrise to Sunset captures the carefree vibe of a beachside vacation with its simple and healthy farm-to-table recipes and gorgeous photography showcasing the changing light throughout a perfect Southern California day. This book brings laidback beachy vibes to your kitchen, making it easy to start the day with Surfers Rancheros, lounge at midday with fika snacks such as Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Pudding, and linger over magic-hour meals like Spaghetti Squash Lasagna.
It’s an ode to unfussy home cooking from an author who truly gets it; Malibu Farm’s path to success is rooted in Helene Henderson’s completely self-taught culinary skills and her simple Swedish sensibility. In essays interspersed throughout the book, Helene shares memories from growing up in Sweden, insights from the restaurant, and the joys of a life by the water. With doable and nourishing recipes like Avocado Pizza with Ricotta Cream and the Big Apple Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Malibu Farm Sunrise to Sunset encourages you to create memorable meals that make every day a beach day, no matter where you are.
About the Author
Helene Henderson learned to cook in Sweden, where she grew up. In 1997, she started Lavender Farms Catering in Los Angeles, specializing in organic food. Malibu Farm began in her backyard with cooking classes and catered farm dinners. Now she is the chef and owner of Malibu Farm, which has expanded to restaurants in eight cities. She lives in Malibu with her husband, screenwriter and director John Stockwell, and their three children.
“Is beach season over? Not if you delve into Malibu Farm Sunrise to Sunset, the enthusiastic, lavishly photographed new cookbook from Helene Henderson . . . [which] offers easy fare, often vegetable-forward and suitable for outdoor dining, like delicata squash baked with red lentils, a simple flat omelet with a salad plopped on top, and a salad that beckons fall with kale, apples and Brussels sprouts.”—The New York Times
“Each dish celebrates the bounty of California and many are almost too beautiful to eat.”—The OC Register