Casual Cooking from Wine Country Gardens
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- Publication Date: May 9, 2023
- Imprint: Cameron Books
- ISBN: 9798887070582
- Page Count: 240
- Rights: World/All
A Wine Country cookbook that celebrates sustainable, garden-to-table dining
Some of the tastiest California cooking today comes from wineries with edible gardens, and now you can take a visual tour of these magical culinary green spaces, peek inside the winery kitchens that reap the harvest, and bring sun-ripened flavors into your own home kitchen. Gather: Casual Cooking from Wine Country Gardens showcases some of California’s most ambitious wineries’ culinary gardens and the fresh, wine-friendly dishes they inspire, all vividly captured by three-time James Beard Award–winner Janet Fletcher. Bring the garden to the plate California-style with Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad with Burrata or Golden Beet Gazpacho. Enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc alongside Crostini with Garden Carrots, Goat Cheese, and Dukkah; or savor a platter of crisp spring vegetables with Caramelized Spring Onion Dip. To show off a fine California red wine, try Spring Lamb Chops Scottadito with Charred Tomato and Black Olive Tapenade or Slow-Roasted Beef Short Ribs with Broccoli di Cicco and Farro. The book’s garden-inspired desserts include luscious finales such as Blood Orange Crème Brûlée, Cheesecake with Blueberry Gelée, and Lemon Verbena Apricots with Olive Oil–Sea Salt Ice Cream. In more than 60 delicious recipes, Gather delivers the finest of California’s wine country to your door, demonstrating the creative ways that wineries use their garden bounty to please their guests and complement their wines.
About the author
Janet Fletcher is the author of over 30 books on food and beverage, including Wine Country Table, Cheese & Wine, Fresh from the Farmers Market, and Sur La Table’s Eating Local: Recipes Inspired by America’s Farmers. Fletcher publishes the weekly Planet Cheese blog and is the cheese columnist for Specialty Food and SOMM Journal magazines. Her journalistic work has earned her three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award, and her food writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including the New York Times, Saveur, Fine Cooking, and Food & Wine. She lives and works in the Napa Valley.