For the Love of Apricots:
Recipes and Memories of the Santa Clara Valley
By Lisa Prince Newman
Photographs by Eric Larson and Jessica Yager
On Sale June 1, 2018
SF Bay Area’s World-Renowned Santa Clara Valley’s Orchard History and Treasured Apricot Recipes Are Brought Together in a Highly Personal Cookbook by Saratoga Native Lisa Prince Newman
(San Rafael, Calif.–May, 2018) Inspired by her memories of growing up in Saratoga, Northern California, during the 1960s when fruit orchards spread out in every direction, San Francisco Bay Area author Lisa Prince Newman focuses her passion for fresh ingredients and pleasurable cooking on apricots. This cookbook will satisfy your love of apricots in all forms: fresh, dried, preserves, and liqueurs, through recipes that begin with breakfast and end with cocktails. Once the top apricot producer in the world, California apricots have unparalleled flavor and a rich history.
For the Love of Apricots takes you on a nostalgic journey with Lisa, an accomplished baker, cook, and city planner. Short essays sprinkled throughout the cookbook evoke the 100-year orchard era, and the rapid transformation of the Santa Clara Valley, affectionately known as the Valley of Heart’s Delight, into Silicon Valley in one generation. Lisa’s recipes include several from Bay Area orchardists and culinary mentors, including Jim Dodge, Mary Risley and Heidi Krahling, that make this cookbook an enriching resource for apricot lovers and home cooks.
LISA PRINCE NEWMAN began an apricot journey several years ago to reconnect with her orchard roots in the Santa Clara Valley. “The inspiration to bring my love of apricots, baking, and orchard heritage together in a cookbook struck me during a winter orchard walk with my elderly father. I began cultivating relationships with many of the remaining apricot orchardists in the region. For the Love of Apricots is my tribute to these orchardists who keep a vibrant flame alive in the Valley of Heart’s Delight. I hope that they will find a way to continue for generations to come.”