In Isabel’s recently released book, Isabel’s Cantina: Bold Latin Flavors from the New California Kitchen, the Los Angeles-raised Latin chef and restaurateur shares the type of deceptively simple recipes of California cuisine, that have made her five West Coast restaurants so popular. Imagine the bold flavors of Latin-inspired dishes infused with Mexican, Japanese and Thai cooking – all prepared with a fraction of the calories and fat so often found in these cuisines.
Isabel’s Cantina contains a collection of unique and delicious recipes for every part of the day, featuring the flavors of mango, lime, coconut, ginger and cilantro as some of Isabel’s staples. From brunch to lunch and dinner courses, to decadent drinks and dessert, she reveals how to create healthy, flavorful dishes without spending too much time in the kitchen. With Isabel’s taste for food and good health, her signature dishes are the perfect recipe for eating well without sacrificing taste.
Fresh, local ingredients combined in delicious, new ways, California cuisine has given America something to talk about. The cultural diversity of the southwestern state transfers directly into the foods that come out of it. Allow Isabel to take you on a tour of the new California kitchen with her culturally infused dishes, fresh, flavorful ingredients and a presentation as appetizing as the food itself.