Recipes from L.A.'s Original Farmers Market Cookbook

From its humble beginnings in 1934, L.A.’s Original Farmers Market has become one of the leading destinations in Southern California. And this comprehensive cookbook celebrates the food, people, and history of this Los Angeles landmark. Mexican, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, and old-fashioned American diner fare are all here, among many others. Readers can re-create more than 75 stand-in-line classics like Chilaquiles Verdes from Lotera! Grill, Falafel Sandwiches from Moishe’s, and finish up with decadent Chocolate Fudge from Littlejohn’s English Toffee House. Vivid photographs and rare archival images bring the market to life as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.

A white bowl of falafel with tahini sauce and pita in the background.

Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Accustomed to getting falafel takeout from your fave Middle Eastern food truck or restaurant? No more. You can make the best falafel you’ve ever experienced at home.

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  • 50 M
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A large glazed apple dumpling on a white plate against a yellow background

Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings are a bit homier than the typical apple pie or tart and very easy to make. These apple dumplings are glazed and burst with apple flavor.

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  • 1 H, 35 M
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A potato piroshki cut in half, revealing the filling, on a plate with a pickle wedge

Potato Piroshki

Potato piroshki are the classic hand pies of Russia. Filled with potato, onion, and dill, the piroshki can be fried or baked. One of our must-make piroshki.

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  • 2 H, 10 M
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