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Made in California Vol. 2

George Geary

Warwick’s presents
George Geary

Made in California Vol. 2

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 7:30pm PDT

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Made in California Vol. 2

This event is free and open to the public; free seating is subject to available space on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Warwick’s presents George Geary as he discusses and signs his new book, Made in California, Volume 2: The California-Born Burger Joints, Diners, Fast Food & Restaurants That Changed America, 1951-2010.  George Geary is an award-winning chef, bestselling author, and renowned educator. A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company, George is a Certified Culinary Professional and was awarded the Culinary Educator of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is best known for creating all the cheesecakes for The Golden Girls and other top-rated television programs.

Celebrating thirty years sharing food, tips and advice on morning television, George served as a casting judge for ABC’s The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, The American Baking Competition with Jeff Foxworthy, Hell's Kitchen, Supermarket Superstar, and many other popular television food shows. He has been a culinary contest judge for such major food manufacturers as Canola Producers, Veg-All, Hormel Foods, the Hershey Company, Knott’s Berry Farm Foods, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fleischmann’s Yeast, the San Diego Union Tribune, ABC News, and many more. From 1982 to 2010, George was the culinary coordinator of the Los Angeles County Fair. He was also a popular guest chef on board the Holland America Line’s ships, sailing to over 118 countries and every continent.

George is the author of L.A.'s Landmark Restaurants: Celebrating the Legendary Locations Where Angelenos Have Dined for GenerationsMade in California, Volume 1: The California-Born Diners, Burger Joints, Restaurants & Fast Food That Changed America, 1915-1966, L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants, and Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s State & County Fairs, as well as eleven cookbooks including The Cheesecake Bible. He is a frequent guest on national and local television and lives in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

A&W Root Beer. Foster’s Freeze. IHOP. Der Wienerschnitzel. See’s Candy. Jack in the Box. You name the American food icon, and chances are its roots are in California. In his first volume, Made in California, George Geary shared their stories, their  original buildings, what made them famous, and what happened to them. 

In Made in California Volume 2, George continues to tell the remarkable stories of the early 20th-century food startups that captured America’s hearts and stomachs and delves into the rich tapestry of cultural influences that have propelled California restaurants and diners onto the national stage.  

Focusing on 1951 to 2010, Made in California 2 highlights fifty more food startups. Some of the restaurants and food chains covered in the book that began in California include:

-    Ruby’s Diner 
-    Panda Express 
-    Claim Jumper Restaurant and Saloon 
-    Famous Amos Cookies 
-    The Cheesecake Factory 
-    California Pizza Kitchen 
-    Noah’s New York Bagels 
-    Wetzel’s Pretzels
-    Pinkberry
-    and many, many more

Brimming with captivating historical detail and more than 200 photos, George latest journey into California’s culinary history is sure to awaken every reader’s inner foodie.

Made in California, Volume 2: The California-Born Burger Joints, Diners, Fast Food & Restaurants That Changed America, 1951-2010 By George Geary Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781684429189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Prospect Park Books - May 14th, 2024

Made in California, Volume 2: The California-Born Burger Joints, Diners, Fast Food & Restaurants That Changed America, 1951-2010 By George Geary Cover Image
$41.99
ISBN: 9781684429196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Prospect Park Books - May 14th, 2024