Local chef debuts new book

Local restaurateur Zov Karamardian has released a second cookbook, "Simply Zov."

The owner of Zov's restaurants gives the culinary-challenged 150 recipes that will allow anyone to mimic her award-winning abilities.

"'Simply Zov' is ideal for the busy budding chef who has a family, a limited budget and wants to incorporate fresh ingredients like those found at farmers markets into their cooking," Karamardian said in a statement. "I hope to inspire people and introduce them to a world of flavor with recipes that are different, unique and functional."

Although the chef is famous for her baked goods, the 381-page hardcover cookbook features a wide range of items, from breakfast recipes to ways to make fish, poultry and beef entrées. Its index lets the reader know of any spices or ingredients to shop for before working in the kitchen.

The book follows her first foray into publishing with the best selling cookbook, "Recipes and Memories of the Heart."

Zov's Restaurants are located in Newport Beach, Irvine and Tustin.

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