Sunset Cookbook Spotlights Santa Maria BBQ

January 20, 2011

The recently published Sunset Cookbook is more than just another cookbook. It’s a crowning achievement that features some of the West’s finest recipes, brought to you by the editors of the legendary Sunset Magazine.

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The Sunset Cookbook is the first masterwork collection of recipes selected from the extensive archives of Sunset magazine. With over 1,000 recipes from the more than 110 years of the magazine’s history, this book represents the best of American cooking, both its traditional cookery and its culinary inventiveness. Fueled by local ingredients, the creativity of its cooks, and diverse ethnic influences, from Native American to Mexican to Polynesian to Asian, American cooking has come into its own, and Sunset has been there from the beginning.

The Sunset Cookbook covers everything from appetizers to preserves and pickles as well as Sunset’s unique approach to fresh eating, which can be found in dishes like vegetarian main courses-suchas stews, salads, pastas, stir-fries, and casseroles. Included are more than 100 recipes for the grill, like Grilled Oysters with Chipotle Glaze, Hoppin’ Wine-Smoked Turkey, and classic Santa Maria Barbecue, made with beef tri-tip; recipes based on fresh local ingredients such as Pan-fried Trout with Smoked Salmon, Baby Artichoke Antipasto, Soy Mustard-Glazed Buffalo; and favorite dishes that found their start in the West such as Cedar-Planked Salmon, Baja Fish Tacos, and Baked Chiles Rellenos, just to name a few.

Needless to say, we are thrilled that Santa Maria Style Barbecue is one of the culinary treasures showcased in this exciting new title. Click here for the Santa Maria tri-tip recipe featured in the book.

Of course, this is not the first time that our local tradition has enjoyed Sunset’s spotlight. For example, years ago, editor Peter Fish raved about Santa Maria BBQ, calling it “the best barbecue in the world.” We won’t argue with that!

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