Chem Tales: Stephanie Hua’s Edibles Cookbook – October 24, 2018

Before the golden age of marijuana got underway, the only cannabis cookbooks you’d find at a local bookstore felt more akin to the type of items carried at Hot Topic and Spencer’s Gifts. With covers emblazoned with oversized pot leaves and lettering that evoked smoke or psychedelia, these titles played into the novelty of cannabis as an ingredient while offering little in the way of reliable — or legitimately delicious — recipes.

Bay Area resident Stephanie Hua of Lick My Spoon hopes to put an end to that with Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen (Chronicle Books).

Set for release in early November, Edibles may have a few (comparatively) discreet pot leaves on its cover, but the focus is on the food. Including recipes like duck meatball sliders, cardamom caramels, and roasted beet hummus, Hua and co-writer Coreen Carroll’s work dovetails with

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