Los Angeles, CA, March 02, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chef, animal welfare advocate, and renowned Restaurateur Geraldine Gilliland is slated to release her most recent cookbook “The Lula Cocina Cookbook-Recipes from Mexico to Malibu” (Savory Books) on May 5, 2015. Some of the highlights from the cookbook include recipes for: Chia Limeade, The Lula Blood Orange Margarita, Calamari in Orange Lime Escabeche, Crab Cakes with Tomatillo Sauce, Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Jalapeño Jelly, and Ginger Flan, to name a few.
Of the book, Geraldine shares, “I’ve always loved the flair and flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine, so much so that over 20 years ago I traveled to Mexico City to tour the area with Lula Bertran and learn how to cook her authentic recipes. From that experience, my vision for the restaurant 'Lula' was born. Now that it’s been a great success, I want to bring those recipes, along with my own personal twists, to as many food lovers as possible with ‘The Lula Cocina Cookbook.’ The dishes in the book are perfect for your next fiesta, be it Cinco de Mayo, or just for everyday meals. I just know you’ll love the recipes as much as I do!”
“The Lula Cocina Cookbook” is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. All proceeds from the book will be donated to “Chiquita’s Friends,” a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of abused and abandoned animals in the Southern California area.
In addition to launching this cookbook, Geraldine is also slated to receive the 2015 “Irish Woman of the Year” Award from the Los Angeles City Council (Friday March 13). Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Tom LeBonge and Terry Anderson of the Irish Fair will be in attendance.
For additional information on the book, or on Chef Geraldine Gilliland please contact Persona PR at 310-358-3090.
About Chef Geraldine Gilliland: Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Geraldine has been a fixture in the Malibu and Santa Monica dining scene for over 30 years. She currently owns two restaurants in Santa Monica: Finn McCool’s, and Lula Cocina, the recipes and design of which her most recent cookbook is based on. She also owns a highly sought after event space named “Rancho Chiquita” in Malibu, CA. In addition to her work in the restaurant business, Geraldine loves to host cooking classes at Rancho Chiquita that focus on all genres of cooking. Her favorite styles of cooking include her own brand of New California cuisine as well as Mexican and Indian recipes. Geraldine is also very passionate about the protection and rehabilitation of abused and abandoned animals, especially dogs. In 2011, she launched the non-profit organization “Chiquita’s Friends” to provide relief to animals in the Los Angeles area.
About Savory Books: Savory Books, an imprint of Charles Pinot Publishing, publishes cookbooks and culinary industry works featuring top restaurant owners and leading chefs from across the country. In an era of huge publishing houses that have too many titles to provide individual support, Savory Books is different. Members of our team eat at every restaurant we consider publishing and take a very personal approach to our invitation process. The world of publishing has changed dramatically in the last several years, and Savory Books is rewriting the playbook by providing an unprecedented level of personal support and guidance to the restaurant owners and chefs we have the privilege of partnering with in publishing an extraordinary work.