The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook BBQ Chicken Pizza, Mixed Grill Vegetarian Pizza, Tandoori Chicken Pizza, Thai Chicken Pizza. These are just a few of the delicious pizzas, baked fresh in wood-burning ovens, that have helped to make California Pizza Kitchen into one of America's hottest and most successful restaurant chains. Founders Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield "put the world on a pizza" and the results are fantastic. Now, for the first time, here are the recipes that have made CPK restaurants so popular, with step-by-step directions to make pizza cooking easy and fun, even for beginners. In addition to the pizzas and calzones, Rick and Larry include recipes for creative pastas, salads, soups and appetizers, not to mention the tempting dessert pizzas. Whether CPK is already your favorite place to dine with family and friends or you're a creative cook with a taste for bold, fun, international flavors, The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook is the cookbook for you.
Table of Contents
Preface: Recipe for Success. Our World on a Pizza, A Brief Introduction. Taste, Fun, Variety: The CPK Guide to Making Pizza at Home. The Case for Great Dough. Chicken, Meat and Seafood Pizzas. Vegetarian Pizzas. Novelty Pizzas. Pasta, Soups, Salads and Sides. Index.
Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield, co-founders of California Pizza Kitchen, were friends and law partners before trading in the courtroom for the dining room. They practiced law as Flax and Rosenfield from 1973 until they opened the first CPK in Beverly Hills in 1985. Flax, a Los Angeles native, served as Assistant U.S. Attorney (1968 72), Chief of Civil Rights (1970 71) and Assistant Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Los Angeles (1971 72). When not in the test kitchen, Flax enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife, Joan. They have a son and reside in Beverly Hills. Rosenfield, born in Chicago, was an attorney for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. (1969 71) and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Los Angeles. Rosenfield and his wife, Esther, have three children and they reside in Bel Air. A golfer as well as an avid jogger and marathon runner, Rosenfield runs daily to keep in shape.