When Dolores and Jack Cakebread bought their ranch in 1972, they didn't know a thing about growing grapes or making wine. As they began building their family business one bottle at a time, they focused on one simple philosophyÄîthat food and wine should be enjoyed in the company of good friends. Today, Cakebread wines are enjoyed in fine restaurants around the world and Cakebread Cellars is a destination winery offering award-winning labels, a series of renowned culinary events, and welcome haven for friends new...
When Dolores and Jack Cakebread bought their ranch in 1972, they didn't know a thing about growing grapes or making wine. As they began building their family business one bottle at a time, they focused on one simple philosophyÄîthat food and wine should be enjoyed in the company of good friends. Today, Cakebread wines are enjoyed in fine restaurants around the world and Cakebread Cellars is a destination winery offering award-winning labels, a series of renowned culinary events, and welcome haven for friends new and old.In THE CAKEBREAD CELLARS NAPA VALLEY COOKBOOK, Dolores and Jack team with resident chef Brian Streeter to share more than 120 seasonal recipes and wine suggestions perfected in the Cakebread kitchen over the past 30 years. Using produce plucked from Dolores's garden and featuring fresh ingredients from Napa's artisan food purveyors, the Cakebreads share such seasonal masterpieces as Sea Scallops with Sweet Corn, Roasted Peppers, and Shiitake Mushrooms, and Roast Pork Loin with Apple Brandy and Whole-Grain Mustard Sauce.Woven throughout is the story of Dolores and Jack, who along with their three sons and three daughters-in-law, managed to turn an old cow pasture into one of Napa's premier wineries. Featuring Jack's archival winery photographs and contemporary location and food photography, THE CAKEBREAD CELLARS NAPA VALLEY COOKBOOK reflects the Cakebreads' devotion to each other, to the business, and to bringing folks together to celebrate every season's harvest.More than 120 recipes and wine pairings from one of Napa Valley's venerable wine families. Includes recipes created by renowned chefs such as Narsai David and Alan Wong during the Cakebread's annual culinary program, the American Harvest Workshop.With 18 full-color food shots, archival photographs of the winery's early days, and location photography spotlighting the picturesque Napa Valley.ReviewsÄúA remarkable tale of a pioneering life in the California wine country; Jack and Dolores Cakebread's personalities really speak from the pages and Brian Streeter's delicious, sun-drenched recipes wrap the whole thing up into a totally tasty experience.Äù ÄîMartha Holmberg, publisher, Fine Cooking magazineÄúThe Cakebread family saga is deliciously and lovingly told in this creative book. Open a Cakebread wine, prepare one of Dolores's seasonal dishes and know that life is good.Äù ÄîMike and Mary Ann Cleary, cohosts, Food and Travel RadioÄúThe American Harvest Workshop, created by Dolores and Jack Cakebread, is singular in bringing together American chefs in a convivial, relaxed environment to explore and exchange ideas. Chefs leave the Cakebreads inspired and energized by the process. I'm delighted to see it all brought together in this new book.Äù ÄîNarsai M. David, food & wine editor, KCBS Radio
The owners of one of Napa's most beloved family-run wineries bring readers into the heart of wine country in this friendly volume, imparting the region's passion for seasonal food and well-crafted libations. The authors are sincere in their love of what they do and the cuisine that naturally accompanies it-Cakebread Cellars has been offering cooking classes since the late 1970s. Following an entertaining introduction to Cakebread Cellars and how it became a life's pursuit for the owners, the authors present tempting recipes drawing heavily from Napa Valley ingredients, including the wine itself. There are recipes for everything from appetizers, such as Bruschetta with Black Mission Figs and Gorgonzola, to desserts, such as Charentais Melon with Rubaiyat (a Cakebread specialty wine) and Raspberries. Two wine recommendations accompany each recipe-one for the appropriate Cakebread wine, and another for the general kind of wine (e.g., "a dry, round, complex sauvignon blanc"). (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
BRIAN STREETER has been resident chef at Cakebread Cellars since 1989. After graduating from the New England Culinary Institute, he interned at Domaine Chandon under Philippe Jeanty before coming to Cakebread Cellars. Brian lives in Napa Valley.
DOLORES and JACK CAKEBREAD were high school sweethearts who worked together during peach and almond harvests on the Cakebread’s ranch in the 1940s. They bought the Sturdivant Ranch in Napa Valley for a down payment of $2,500 in 1972, and Cakebread Cellars was born. Dolores and Jack live in Napa Valley.