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California Mosaic Reflects Pasadena Diversity
November 16, 2007

The rich tradition of stunning cookbooks continues as the Junior League of Pasadena releases California Mosaic, a celebration of the mosaic diversity in Southern California. The area’s multiple cultures, lifestyles and cuisines are reflected in this collection of 245 recipes for everyday meals and elegant entertaining. Unique recipes such as Chicken Adobo (p. 121), a classic Philippine dish or Quick and Easy Paella (p. 138), a traditional Spanish dish share the pages with Pear and Pomegranate Salad (p. 67), Pumpkin Carrot Soup (p. 94) and Citrus-Roasted Salmon (p. 130).

Satisfying the sweet tooth won’t be a problem, as desserts are abundant in California Mosaic with selections such as Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Hot Buttered Rum Sauce (p. 177), Berry Blitz Torte (p.189) and Hula Bars (p. 194). A chapter of menus makes planning for your next party a breeze.

Each chapter in California Mosaic opens with four-color food photography and beautiful mosaic artwork from the Southern California area. Information on local histories and places of interest sprinkled throughout the book make this a feast for the mind, not just the mouth.

Since 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena has promoted voluntarism and improved the community through effect action and leadership of trained volunteers. Over $500,000 has been raised for the Junior League of Pasadena’s community programs from cookbook sales since 1992. Proceeds from California Mosaic will support programs like the League’s signature project, “Girls Rock!” for middle school girls and their caregivers.

California Mosaic is available to order through the Junior League of Pasadena at or via The Cookbook Marketplace,

California Mosaic (ISBN: 978-0-9632089-5-8; $29.95) was edited, designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1961, FRP has produced more than 1000 titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast. Full support and consultation are available in the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of a cookbook. FRP is a division of Southwestern/Great American, Inc.

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