Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California
Gjelina is one of our favorite haunts in Venice, CA. The restaurant is impeccable, but the takeout window on Abbot Kinney is insanely good. Recently, Owner Travis Lett opened Gjusta, which is one of our absolute favorite bakeries. It's a fresh deli with effortless style pushing the limits of rustic dining. They sell amazing dips, pickles, and sauces for takeout so you can experience the glory for yourself at home.
Chronicle Books' description of the 288 page book:
"Gjelina is Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant, lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco and beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and eclectic Cal-Med menu from talented chef Travis Lett. This standout cookbook features 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts that have had fans clamoring for a table since the restaurant burst onto the scene. More than 150 color photographs from acclaimed photographer Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott evoke the vibe of Venice Beach and the Gjelina (the G's silent) aesthetic, and showcase the beautiful plated food of Lett's ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking. This is the cookbook for the way we want to cook and eat now."