In the glittery see-and-be-seen atmosphere of the Los Angeles culinary scene, famous and soon-to-be-famous diners patronize fashionable Hollywood eateries as much for celebrity sightings as for the food. One exception to this trendy tendency is Patina, the stylish L.A. restaurant where everyone gathers to savor the gourmet delights of its innovative chef, Joachim Splichal. Splichal shares his culinary vision in PATINA COOKBOOK, which features more than 60 delicious recipes that blend classic European techniques with fresh California cuisine. Each recipe—for such signature dishes as Terrine of Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Cloves and Hollywood Roof-Dried Tomatoes or Santa Barbara Shrimp with Mashed Potatoes and Potato Truffle Chips—has been meticulously adapted for home chefs. Don’t be surprised if your next dinner party is covered by the paparazzi.