Picks and Pans Review: California Cooking

updated 01/19/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/19/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

by The Art Museum Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Californians celebrate relentlessly. They party and picnic. They grill and barbecue. They eat light lunches, hearty breakfasts, formal dinners. They cook with fresh food and a sense of adventure (tomato-orange soup, celery root bisque). Nowhere is food explored with more fervor, and this big, beautiful book makes it possible to re-create the California style without the freeway hassle. (Clarkson N. Potter, $24.95)

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