C California Style

This Book Tops Our Clean-Eating Reading List

by C California Style

Pamela Salzman’s debut cookbook, Kitchen Matters, hits shelves next week

“In college I was the girl who had nine types of flour in her fridge—the one who wasn’t Jewish but made a Yom Kippur breakfast for her boyfriend,” confesses home cook and certified holistic health counselor Pamela Salzman of her long-term obsession with all things culinary. This June she builds upon her clean-eating-focused eponymous blog—whose fans include Jenni Kayne, Nicole Richie and Molly Sims—with the release of her debut book, Kitchen Matters (Da Capo Press, $23). The collection comprises all-occasion recipes made from virtuous whole-food ingredients that still read gloriously indulgent on the tongue (see chocolate sweet potato pudding and Tex-Mex fritatta corn bread). Each bright dish can be traced back to Salzman’s marble-clad Manhattan Beach kitchen, where the glowy, Long Island-bred hostess develops the menus for her series of perennially sold-out cooking classes, dispensing wisdom on the fly—from MVP pantry staples to gluten-free swaps (bonus: it’s all in the book). “The food has to appeal to people trying to be healthy, but not necessarily trying to be perfect,” she says. pamelasalzman.com.



This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of C Magazine.