The Food Lover's Companion to the Napa Valley: Where to Eat, Cook, and Shop in the Wine Country Plus 50 Irresistible Recipes

The Food Lover's Companion to the Napa Valley: Where to Eat, Cook, and Shop in the Wine Country Plus 50 Irresistible Recipes

by Lori Lyn Narlock
     
 

This is the first of its kind: an insider's food guide to that gourmand's paradise, the Napa Valley. Author and longtime resident Lori Lyn Narlock goes behind the scenes to discover where chefs shop, the best places to take a cooking class, or where to get a grapeseed oil massage. With complete details on the where, when, how, and how much, plus dozens of artful… See more details below

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This is the first of its kind: an insider's food guide to that gourmand's paradise, the Napa Valley. Author and longtime resident Lori Lyn Narlock goes behind the scenes to discover where chefs shop, the best places to take a cooking class, or where to get a grapeseed oil massage. With complete details on the where, when, how, and how much, plus dozens of artful black-and-white photographs, this indispensible guide for food lovers even includes 50 recipes honoring the region's local specialties. It's a mouthwatering roster of the best that Napa has to offer.

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Publishers Weekly
A foreword by Keller of Napa's famed French Laundry restaurant lends instant credibility to this volume, and Narlock, a former chef and food writer living in the Napa Valley who clearly has a deep adoration of the area and its culinary treasures, cements her own credibility as well. Written "as though I were making suggestions for a friend," this volume catalogues the best of Napa, from bakeries, beverages and burgers to sushi, tableware and taquerias. She also includes a selection of tantalizing seasonal recipes, such as Crostini with Pecorino Pepato, Honey and Orange Zest and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Golden Balsamic Vinegar. All recipes employ local delicacies, and many come from favorite area restaurants. This could be an enjoyable book to read from cover to cover, as Narlock includes brief anecdotes and quotes in her readable descriptions. But it's best used as a handy reference for those searching for the perfect cheese or a bustling farmer's market. Narlock is in the know about current offerings ("Les Landeck grows the most flavorful arugula I've tasted outside of Rome, and his romaine, when available, will spoil you"-but she will need to update the book regularly or much of the information may become dated. (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811836197
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.75(d)

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