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Book Cover for: Made in California, Volume 1: The California-Born Diners, Burger Joints, Restaurants & Fast Food That Changed America, 1915-1966, George Geary

Made in California, Volume 1: The California-Born Diners, Burger Joints, Restaurants & Fast Food That Changed America, 1915-1966

George Geary

A&W Root Beer. Foster's Freeze. IHOP. Der Wienerschnitzel. See's Candy. Jack in the Box. You name the American food icon, and chances are its roots are in California. Food historian and chef George Geary tells the remarkable stories of the early 20th-century food startups that captured America's hearts and stomachs, from Bob's Big Boy to McDonald's, Winchell's Donuts to In-N-Out, Peet's Coffee to Taco Bell. With more than 200 historic and contemporary photos.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Prospect Park Books
  • Publish Date: May 14th, 2024
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781684424207
  • Categories: United States - State & Local - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MTIndustries - Food IndustryHistory

About the Author

Geary, George: -

George Geary is the author of many hit books, including L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants and The Cheesecake Bible. He is a cooking teacher, pastry chef, culinary travel guide, and in-demand public speaker. A California native, he lives in the Los Angeles area. Learn more at www.georgegeary.com

Praise for this book
"George Geary has chronicled California's place in the legacy of American eating."--The New York Times

"George Geary's Made in California takes you on a delightful journey down memory lane. It's a must-read guide for anyone who loves history, food, and California's culture of innovation. Fortunately, you can still visit many of these iconic locations, so plan your road trip now!" --Linda Dishman, president and CEO, Los Angeles Conservancy

"This delicious book serves up more than a feast of information--it's food for the soul of anyone who is hungry for the back stories and glories of California's classic cuisine, iconic kitchens, famous flavors, and tastiest landmarks." --Charles Phoenix, author of Addicted to Americana and Holiday Jubilee

"I gained fifteen pounds reading this book, but it was worth it because ten of those went to my brain! A smart, encyclopedic, delightful read worthy of a coffee table, a classroom syllabus, or a car seat as a road-trip companion!" --Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America