What's Gaby Cooking (Hardcover)

Everyday California Food

By Gaby Dalkin

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419728945, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2018

List Price: 29.99*
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About the Author

Gaby Dalkin is a cookbook author, private chef, entrepreneur, and food and lifestyle writer. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Thomas.


Praise For What's Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food

"Simple, healthy recipes featuring fresh produce and a laid-back attitude in the kitchen." 


"'What's Gaby Cooking, Everyday California Food,' is a celebration of the way we eat here in Southern California, reflecting the region's diversity, the abundance of fresh, vibrant produce, and the fact that we're always tinkering with our diets. (Translation: Vegans, meat eaters, the no-carb and the all-carb crowds will all find something in its pages.)"


I’m not a girl and if I was odds are I wouldn’t come close to qualifying as a ‘California’ girl. But gosh-darn it, now that Gaby’s book is finally here I can eat like one. I’ve been a fan of her recipes for years, and this book delivers on what I love about Gaby’s food: flavor, variety, nutrition, and a vibrancy that’s ‘totally awesome.’ See what I did there?”

— Alton Brown

“I have a soft spot for California, having spent some of my younger years there. As if I needed more evidence of Gaby’s genius in the kitchen, the recipes in this beautiful cookbook take me back to California in the most delicious way. She never fails to create gorgeous dishes that are perfect for a fun get-together with friends or a simple weeknight dinner. This book is full of inventive takes on classic favorites: Risotto with All the Variations. (I'm in.) Cobb Salads for All Seasons. (Brilliant!) Don't get me started on the pizzas and desserts. Your list of must-make recipes in this book will grow with every page you turn. Get your hands on it and enjoy every bite!”

— Ree Drummond

“Gaby has managed to capture Southern California’s love affair with food and indoor-outdoor living in her new cookbook. The sunshine-drenched pages burst with recipes (and luscious photography) featuring fresh seasonal produce and funky fusions, and reflect our delicious obsession with saving calories here, so we can splurge on calories there. . . . Whether you’re from California, love California, or just want to eat like a Californian, you’ll love this cookbook.”

— Rene Lynch

“For those of us who fantasize about living that carefree California lifestyle, Gaby combines fresh, delicious recipes with her signature laid-back approach so we can channel those sunny vibes wherever we are. The perfect balance of healthy weeknight meals (Southwestern Sweet Potato with Quinoa Chili) and fun treat-yo-self moments (Cinnamon-Roll Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread . . . I mean, come on!), Gaby’s book is bursting with delicious, seasonal flavor. In other words, the way I really want to cook and eat every day.”

— Camille Styles

“Before I met Gaby almost four years ago, I was one of thousands inspired by her California Girl lifestyle and recipes—and this book feels like the perfect culmination of what makes her so lovable, both on What’s Gaby Cooking and in person. Her genuine passion for sharing recipes and entertaining tips (her cheese boards are legendary) come through in Champagne-toast–worthy avocado toasts and SoCal-inspired weeknight staples (hello, fish tacos), all captured in naturally lit, sun-drenched photos. It deserves a spot on any shelf—if you can keep it there. Also, I can get behind any cookbook that starts with oysters and ends with chocolate chip cookie squares.”

— Emily Schuman

“Gaby’s so creative in the kitchen and her photos are so gorgeous, I literally want to make every single recipe in this book! I love her easy, seasonal, California approach to cooking.”

— Gina Homolka

What’s Gaby Cooking has me California dreamin’ and I live here! Every page is a celebration of what we in California never take for granted—fresh, plentiful, and gorgeous produce, and dishes inspired from cuisines around the world. The entire book is drool-worthy.”

— Elise Bauer

“Gaby makes California both a state of mind and a decadently fresh platter of eats!”

— Joy Wilson