Author(s): Golden West Publishers (AZ) (August, 2004)
California Cook Book (Cooking Across America Cookbook Collections) including Mexican Specialties.
Creamy Shrimp Nachos, Picante Guacamalsa, Salsa Jack Souffle, Tofu Firenze, Artichoke Heart Omelet, Egg & Chorizo Enchiladas, Kiwifruit Sweet Omelet, Guido's Sourdough Pancakes, Avocado Soup, California Cioppino, Pomegranate Salad, Asian Coleslaw, California Fig & Citrus Salad, Smoked Salmon Salad, Ravishing Radicchio Salad, Pizza Rustica, Gourmet Crab & Avocado Enchiladas, Grilled California Seafood Tacos with Corn Salsa, Home-Baked Tofu, Avocado Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Avocado Wrap, Vegetable Lasagna, Asian Spring Asparagus, Mamaw's Eggplant, Indian Fry Bread, Tomato Rosemary Focaccia, Blue Cornmeal Bread, Prune Cake, Avocado Cheesecake, Pear & Raisin Cobbler with Cheddar Topping and many more! ISBN 1-885590-67-9.
California produce cities: Castroville: Artichokes, Fallbrook: Avocados, Fresno: Raisins, Gilroy: Garlic, Greenfield: Broccoli, Half Moon Bay: Pumpkin, Hotville: Carrots, Indio: Date, Isleton: Asparagus, Kelseyville: Pears, Linden: Cherry, Lodi: Tokay Grape, Lompoc: Flower Seed, McCloud: Blackberry, Oxnard: Strawberry, Patterson: Apricot, Sacramento: Almond, Salinas: Lettuce, Selma: Raisin, Stockton: Asparagus,s Tulelake: Horseradish, Watsonville: Strawberry, Yuba City: Prunes.
California is also known as the Golden State.
Possible Origins of the Name CALIFORNIA
In Spanish the prefix "Cali" means "hot" so "Caliente" = Hot, "Calido = warm".
"Fornia" in Spanish means "Horno" in English "Oven". Change the initial "F" from latin words into "H" so in Latin or old Spanish, "Horno" (Oven) would be "Forno". The suffix "ia" means "Land of". This way, in Spanish "France" is "Francia". Italy "Italia". Germany "Alemania", etc... so "Fornia" would mean "Oven land".
Cali-Fornia means something like "Hot Oven Land" or that it is a Hot Land.... Un Horno Caliente.