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Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook

by Carl Schroeder

Carl Schroeder, Chef/Owner of Market Restaurant + Bar in Del Mar, California, grew up in La Jolla and has San Diego in his soul. He knows the lay of the land here and is dedicated to working with local farmers and fishermen. San Diego is, after all, a coastal city with an abundance of seafood and access to fresh farm produce. He has a passion for organic, natural and locally sourced products and his cuisine is inspired by those seasonally fresh and local ingredients.

Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook’s one hundred and forty recipes are from Schroeder’s daily-changing menu and were carefully adapted for the home cook. He gently guides the readers to the best local ingredients by season and shows them how to turn those ingredients into great food: from Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder in Fall to Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass in Winter to Sweet Pea Salad and Creamy Pepper Vinaigrette in Spring to Yellowtail Tartare and Dungeness Crab in Summer.  The Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook, published by Globe Pequot Press, is co-authored and photographed by Maria Desiderata Montana of San Diego Food Finds.

Photo Credit: Maria Desiderata Montana
Photo Credit: Maria Desiderata Montana

About the Chef
Carl Schroeder graduated in 1996 from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and then worked at a number of notable California restaurants under top chefs, including Aqua in San Francisco with Chef Michael Mina, and Lark Creek Inn in Marin with Chef Bradley Ogden. In 2002 he became executive chef at Ogden’s Arterra Restaurant in Del Mar. During this time Schroeder received numerous honors, including Best Hotel Chef Series, the James Beard Foundation’s California Chef of the Year 2004, and the California Travel Industry Association’s Top 8 Chefs in Southern California. He has been featured in Bon Appétit, Gourmet, San Diego Union Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Diego Magazine, Coastal Living, Hotel Bel Air Magazine, Art Culinaire, and other publications. He has been nominated for a James Beard Award three times.

About the Author and Photographer
Maria Desiderata Montana is the publisher of the award-winning food blog San Diego Food Finds ( She is also nationally published and award-winning author, food and wine journalist, and photographer who learned how to cook and appreciate European cuisine from her parents who were born and raised in Calabria, Italy. Maria is the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to San Diego (Globe Pequot Press), San Diego Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From America’s Finest City (Lyons Press), San Diego Italian Food: A Culinary History of Little Italy and Beyond (History Press), Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook (Globe Pequot Press), 100 Things To Do In San Diego Before You Die (Reedy Press), and The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Cookbook. She is extensively published in several newspapers and magazines, where she writes a variety of food and entertainment stories as well as her own monthly recipe column. Maria guest appears on local radio and TV to share her knowledge of food and cooking, and regularly assists celebrity and high profile chefs with cookbook projects.
Autographed copies are available at Market Restaurant + Bar.  Copies are also available online and at local bookstores throughout San Diego, CA.
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