Golden Door Cooks at Home

Favorite Recipes from the Celebrated Spa

By Dean Rucker; Marah Stets
(Clarkson Potter, Hardcover, 9780307450791, 288pp.)

Publication Date: April 21, 2009

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Tucked away in the rolling hills and hidden valleys of idyllic southern California, the Golden Door is the epitome of the luxury spa experience. As the quintessential holistic retreat, the spa is equally renowned for its inspired, bold, and innovative cuisine. In celebration of fifty sensational years, the Golden Door shares the secrets of its celebrated kitchen, bringing its famously fresh and healthful cuisine into your home.

With a focus on lean proteins, whole grains, fresh vegetables, and other wholesome foods combined in astoundingly delicious ways, Golden Door Cooks at Home shares Chef Dean Rucker’s most sought-after recipes, including:

• Spiny Lobster and Mango Gazpacho Shooters
• Soft Rosemary-Lemon Polenta with Sweet Corn, Oyster Mushrooms, and Rainbow Chard
• Adobo-Marinated Grass-Fed Flank Steak with Spinach Salad and Roasted Poblano Dressing
• Grilled Lamb Chops with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes and Apple-Mint Salad
• Blackberry Nectarine Crisp

Also featured are cooking tips from Chef Rucker’s popular cooking classes, information about how to boost flavor healthfully, recipes for easy-to-make sauces and vinaigrettes, and sidebars on fitness, nutrition, and other aspects of the unique Golden Door experience. Whether you’ve been a guest in the past or have only dreamed of getting a taste of the Golden Door, you’ll enjoy this culinary tribute to one of the world’s most restorative and nurturing destinations.




About the Author

DEAN RUCKER, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, came to the Golden Door in 2000 as sous-chef. In June 2005, he was named executive chef, and his bold and fresh new American cuisine has been met with accolades ever since.

MARAH STETS is a food writer and editor. Her most recent collaboration was with Jim Denevan on Outstanding in the Field.

GOLDEN DOOR has been the premier spa in the United States since it opened in 1959. With architectural elements modeled after seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Japanese inns, and with programs incorporating Zen philosophies of balancing physical and spiritual health, the spa revolutionized the American spa experience. In addition to the destination spa in Escondido, California, there are also full-service Golden Door resort spas throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.



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