Last month, I wrote about the surprisingly good flautas offered by La Casa Garcia in Anaheim. It's not the county's best Mexican-American joint (though does belongs among the top 10), but owner Frank Garcia is a true Mexi-mensch; his annual We Give Thanks Thanksgiving dinners is the stuff of legend, and guarantees him a spot in heaven. You can read about Garcia's story in a new book, We Give Thanks: A Book About Frank Garcia and His Legacy: Restauranteur and Philanthropist. More than mere vanity publication, Garcia weaves his story with dozens of recipes, from menudo to soups to taco salad. Buy this book not just for a good beginner's guide to Mexican-American food, but to support one of the few secular saints left in la naranja.
We Give Thanks: A Book About Frank Garcia and His Legacy: Restauranteur and Philanthropist, by Frank Garcia. Soft-cover, 155 pages. Order your book at www.lacasagarcia.com.