The Cookbook




I am excited to share “For the Love of Apricots: Recipes and Memories of the Santa Clara Valley” with you! This unique cookbook will satisfy your love of apricots through more than 60 recipes that begin with Breakfast and end with Cocktails. The recipes use apricots in every form: fresh, dried, preserved, and liqueurs so you can enjoy the wonderful taste, brilliant color, and health benefits of apricots all year long.

For the Love of Apricots

For the Love of Apricots is a feast for the eyes as well as the soul. Beautiful food photography blends with images of California’s apricot orchards; from today as well as not so long ago, when fruit orchards covered much of the Santa Clara Valley landscape. Reflections on what the famed Valley of Heart’s Delight was like, how it changed, and what remains, add Lisa’s personal memories and perspective to the cookbook.

For the Love of Apricots

The Upcoming Events page for special events where I will be presenting the cookbook is paused due to the Corona virus.  As soon as public events resume, I will update the schedule. I look forward to sharing the new Second Edition of the book with you!


I took this beautiful book to bed and as I started reading this celebration of apricots, I felt like I too was walking through the worlds’ best apricot orchards. Lisa Newman shares her passion for apricots with superb savory and sweet recipes that can be used all year long. Dreaming of apricots, and heading straight to the farmer’s market!”

Heidi Krahling
Chef and author of Insalata’s Mediterranean Table




For the Love of Apricots: Recipes and Memories of the Santa Clara Valley
Published by Prince of the Orchards Publications, 2020
Food Photography Copyright © 2018, 2020 by Jessica Yager Photography
Orchard Photography Copyright © 2018, 2020 by Eric Larson


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