A new cookbook is making mouths water throughout Orange County.
Cleverly titled "Orange County Fare: A Culinary Journey Through the California Riviera," the tome compiled by the Newport Beach-based Junior League of Orange County boasts hundreds of recipes from local celebrity chefs, luminaries and foodies.
The book will be sold to benefit the league's community outreach projects Saturday at a culinary demonstration by local chef Zov Karamardian, of Zov's Bistro in Tustin and her other eponymous cafes in Newport Coast and Irvine.
"We had more than 450 recipe submissions to the cookbook, and we triple-tested all of them," outgoing cookbook committee chair Courtney Blackwell said; she another committee member self-tested at least half of the submissions themselves.
"Only the best of the best got in," new Junior League President Denise Scott said. About 200 recipes made the final cut, including Karamardian's.