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From the Earth to the Table: John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine

From the Earth to the Table: John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine

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by John Ash
     
 

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This beloved cookbook is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Completely revised and updated with 45 all-new recipes, each delicious dish reflects acclaimed chef John Ash's commitment to sustainable agricultureand his love of fresh fruits and vegetables. More than 300 recipes, inspired by the California Wine Countryfeaturing soups, salads, pastas, pizza,

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This beloved cookbook is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Completely revised and updated with 45 all-new recipes, each delicious dish reflects acclaimed chef John Ash's commitment to sustainable agricultureand his love of fresh fruits and vegetables. More than 300 recipes, inspired by the California Wine Countryfeaturing soups, salads, pastas, pizza, risottos, poultry, fish, meats, vegetarian courses, desserts, breads, and moreinclude wine recommendations and abundant tips on how to incorporate everything from chipotle chiles to persimmons into delectable meals. This is a time-honored classic, sure to continue enticing cooks for years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ash, a noted Northern California restaurateur (his Santa Rosa restaurant bears his name) and author (he collaborated with Goldstein on American Game Cooking) is immersed in the wine-country gestalt, according to which dinner-and what we drink with it-is a way of life. A passionate advocate of cooks knowing where, when and how their food is grown and raised, he urges readers to eat ``seasonally and locally.'' Instead of using tasteless tomatoes in a salad in December, he suggests the likes of Warm Red Cabbage Salad with Pancetta and California Goat Cheese. Along with imaginative salads (Fresh Corn, Orzo, and Smoked Chicken Salad with Pine Nuts), Ash offers a bountiful array of soups (Roasted Eggplant Soup with Sweet Peppers), pastas (Fusilli with Collards, Bacon, and Garlic) and desserts (Peach-Mint Granita). Fish (Seared Ahi Tuna with a Lavender-Pepper Crust), poultry, meat (Pork and Pepper Stew with Oranges) and vegetable dishes are innovative and tempting. For each salad and main dish, he suggests a wine (``Gewrztraminer is a showstopper'' with Crab Wontons with Orange-Chipotle Sauce), and his cooking tips (e.g., ``never throw away shrimp shells,'' which can be frozen and counted on to save a fish stock or soup) are jewels. This is a cookbook for those who truly want to live with their food. Photos not seen by PW. (Dec.)
Library Journal
Here are lots of beautifully fresh recipes from the authors of American Game Cooking (LJ 10/15/91). Ash is the culinary director of Fetzer Vineyards' Wine Center, which happens to have a huge organic culinary garden. With that as well as the produce and other ingredients available in abundance in California's wine country, he creates dishes like Orecchiette with Red Wine-Braised Chicken, Fresh Cherry Flan, and other delicious combinations. There are lots of sidebars on ingredients, and Ash suggests substitutions for seasonal or hard-to-find ingredients. Most recipes are accompanied by informative wine notes that explain the particular food-wine match. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811854795
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/08/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

John Ash writes for the Los Angeles Times, Bon Appétit, and Fine Cooking. He serves on the board of the Chef's Collaborative, a national organization supporting ethical agriculture. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

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