The Winemaker Cooks: Menus, Parties, and Pairings

The Winemaker Cooks: Menus, Parties, and Pairings

by Christine Hanna
     
 

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Over 19 million people visit the California wine country every year to enjoy the area's renowned wine, food, and landscapesand the casual lifestyle. Christine Hanna—award-winning winemaker, mother, and consummate hostess—epitomizes the regions laid-back approach to wine and food. Hanna shares her wine expertise and entertaining savvy with 100 recipes, and

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Over 19 million people visit the California wine country every year to enjoy the area's renowned wine, food, and landscapesand the casual lifestyle. Christine Hanna—award-winning winemaker, mother, and consummate hostess—epitomizes the regions laid-back approach to wine and food. Hanna shares her wine expertise and entertaining savvy with 100 recipes, and 75 color photographs capture her tabletops overflowing with local ingredients and products. A souvenir of the good life, The Winemaker Cooks is sure to be savored by wine lovers everywhere!

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Publishers Weekly
Hanna, who is president of her own Sonoma vineyard, describes her first book as "part practical cookbook, part inspirational entertaining guide." She generally succeeds with the former, providing a variety of decidedly West Coast dishes full of things from the garden. But she treads a fine line between inspirational guide and overly flowery autobiography with such comments as "We exult in the first bud break in the vineyard," and overuses descriptive passages that employ variations of the words lovely, wonderful, and beautiful. The book is divided by season, with five major meal plans provided for each. The Winter Dinner Party, for example, includes recipes for prosciutto-roasted fennel, cream of chanterelle soup, Syrah-braised lamb shanks, and chocolate bread pudding. For the summer, there is a pizza party with toppings that include wild nettle, smoked duck, and picholine olives. Along the way there are plenty of color photos, a useful wine glossary, and several "Ask the Winemaker" sidebars providing short answers to huge questions such as "How do I pair wine with food?" and "How do I store my wine?" (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452100296
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
06/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Christine Hanna is a food writer, cooking teacher and president of Hanna Winery. She lives in Healdsburg, California.
Sheri Giblin is a San Francisco-based photographer.

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