Book Signing at Field + Fort
The recipes – tied to each season – in Santa Barbara-based lifestyle doyenne, cook and gardener Valerie Rice’s forthcoming cookbook Lush Life: Food & Drinks from the Garden are absolutely mouth-watering. Broken into seasons, don’t let that stop you from preparing leg of lamb stuffed with feta and oregano, Hope Ranch mussels with chorizo and fennel, or Indian-spiced cauliflower steaks with turmeric cream, any time of the year. Accompanied with cocktail recipes – cara cara (orange) margaritas anyone? – and illustrated with gorgeous photos by Gemma and Andrew Ingalls, the Montecito resident launches her 150-page lushly illustrated manual with a signing in Summerland at Field + Fort on May Day (Saturday, May 1) from 1 to 3 pm. For those who are “kitchen-challenged,” pour yourself a cocktail and try the popcorn with Za’atar recipe.