The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast by Brigit Binns

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  • DKennedy on June 28, 2013

    Purchased on 6/27/13 from Christine and Jim at Rinconada Dairy during our farm stay (see page 232). I thought it would just be a keepsake, but after paging through it, I quickly changed my opinion. The recipes all sound incredible. Another plus, I know many of the farmers showcased in the book from my local farmers' markets. I hope to eventually have it signed by all the contributors.

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  • ISBN 10 1449419127
  • ISBN 13 9781449419127
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published May 07 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Imprint Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Text

California’s Central Coast wine country is on everyone’s lips. Running roughly from Monterey to Santa Barbara, the Central Coast is the fastest-growing American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the state. Here, great minds conceive and create great wines—many of them blends of Rhône grape varieties. Complement these wines with the lush resources of unspoiled land, sea, and barnyard and you have the recipe for a fresh and alluring wine country lifestyle.

For nearly two centuries, people have gravitated to the Golden State. But it’s the center of the state that remains pristine, far enough from the crowded cities but close enough for a long weekend trip. The land of rolling, golden hills; lush agricultural produce; and simple values still remains. You could call it “Tuscany, with cowboys.”

In this lushly photographed tome, best-selling cookbook author Brigit Binns writes a vivid, delicious love letter to her home state. 120 Wine-friendly and wine-inclusive dishes showcase California’s glorious bounty, such as Shaved Artichoke and Pancetta Salad with Lavender; Fennel- and Garlic-Crusted Roast Chicken; Petrale Sole with Pinot Noir Butter Sauce; and Fresh Fig Tart with Honey, Goat Cheese, and Pistachios. Each recipe has a wine pairing suggestion from the region as well as from afar. Plus, 25 get-to-know-them profiles bring the reader inside the hearts and minds of the region’s passionate winemakers and food artisans. We all dream of the wine country lifestyle. With The New Wine Country Cookbook, you can now savor the romance, bold honest flavors, and rustic outdoor sensibility of California’s sublimely unpretentious new wine country in your own home.



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