Susan Branch is one of my favorite niche cookbook writers. She lives on the glorious Martha’s Vineyard island where she moved too in the 1970’s. It’s a bit over the top since she and her husband live in a ginormous house and she has way way too much clutter. But her books are FUN to read thru. I will leave them for now.
The Zuni Cafe is really a classic by Judy Rodgers. She died of some rare cancer in, think the early 2000’s. Zuni cafe was started by a gay man and became iconic in SF. He later died of Aids but not before it was sold and the Judy Rodgers came in as chef. It is a great cookbook but doesn’ t make the cut. If any of my readers want it, just let me know I’ll send it media mail to you.
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If it has the famous chicken recipe, I would love the Zuni Cafe cookbook. If you can e-mail me, I will send my address.
Yes, it does have that recipe which is why I wanted it in the first place. It takes a salt brine and is not complicated, just involved. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org . which I think is somewhere on my blog. But send me your address and I’ll get it out to you.
Susan Branch books are my favorites. If you get to the library, see if they have her book “Girlfriends” which tells the story of her childhood in Southern California in the late 50’s and early 60’s. It is a really really fun read.
I haven’t read that one yet. Sometimes I see them at the pet bookstore.