California Pizza Kitchen, known within the food industry as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California. The chain is widely known for its innovative and non traditional pizzas, such as the "Original BBQ Chicken Pizza", BLT, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizzas. They also serve various kinds of pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. They have an extensive children's menu for children ages 10 and under which includes a variety of different pizzas, pastas, salad, and chicken.
The chain has over 230 locations in 32 US states and eleven other countries, including 26 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks designed to serve passengers at airports and shopping malls. The company licensed its name to Kraft Foods to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas, in 2000.; Nestlé purchased Kraft's pizza lines in 2010.
Tomato Herb Spaghetti
TOMATO HERB SPAGHETTI
California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Recipe
1 recipe Marinara Sauce
1 pound dry spaghetti
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup very finely chopped basil
Prepare the Marinara Sauce and keep it hot.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 9 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and basil into the hot Marinara Sauce. Drain the spaghetti thoroughly and, in a large mixing or serving bowl, toss it with two thirds of the sauce.