A New Napa Cuisine

A New Napa Cuisine

Book - 2014
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"The debut cookbook from the head chef at the three-Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood, featuring nearly 100 recipes and spotlighting the artisans, gardeners, and growers, as well as the hidden landscapes of Napa Valley, that have influenced and inspired Kostow's unparalleled cuisine. A philosophy major with no formal culinary training, Christopher Kostow is not your typical Napa Valley chef. While there are many popular restaurants in Napa and cookbooks about its chefs, restaurants, and cooking styles, there is no chef who is more deeply rooted in and affected by the place in which he works. Beyond the Vineyard will follow Kostow's evolution from a line cook in a seaside town to a three-Michelin-starred chef at Meadowood, a Napa Valley mainstay that the Wall Street Journal recently labeled a "world class culinary splurge" and "temple of modern American cuisine." Through artfully constructed recipes and stories--of discovering a bounty of wild ingredients in the woods near his St. Helena home, or spending afternoons firing pottery with local ceramists--Kostow introduces readers to a new Napa, one that's rich in local flavor and a strong sense of community"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781607745945
Branch Call Number: 641.5794 Ko
Description: 296 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm


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Jan 25, 2016

Both the booklist and the library journal spell it out: "This cookbook records his achievements, which are not for the average home cook."... "might be called a'cuisinebook' rather than a cookbook...", "This sort of food lies beyond even the most ambitious amateur..."
But there is inspiration to be found nonetheless.

Jul 02, 2015

What a disappointment! A collection of extremely eclectic creations. OK, he missed the "moose grass and chrysanthemum leaves frameuse with wolf scat croutons", but everything else eclectic is right here. Rarely a recipe book that I don't want to try at least one, but here it is.


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