A friend (who works in a restaurant in London) has announced she's leaving London to travel around & possibly settle in Southern California. She's not a computer person, so sadly she wouldn't be likely to use Chowhound or other sites. Plan B: I want to get her a guide book of some kind covering the area that highlights food and/or wine - I'm in London, and as it's on such short notice, I won't have the luxury of ordering from Amazon.
I would really appreciate recommendations for books about food, travel & wine for Cali in general or that specific area, if such a thing exists...that would be likely to be available in a good travel bookshop in London(i.e. something from a not-too-local publisher). Thanks in advance !