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Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking: Wine Country Recipes for Family and Friends by Michael Chiarello and Janet Fletcher

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    2003 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Winner

  • DKennedy on March 23, 2014

    The pantry section of this book is really wonderful. I often make the Herbs de Napa, Fennel Spice, Toasted Spice Rub and Peck Seasoning (p. 23-25). The discussion and tips for using prosciutto bits are compound butters may be common sense but also very useful. Anyone who took the time to make everything he suggests for the pantry would be well set up to make quick and delicious meals for an entire season! I have made pretty much everyone of his pantry items at one time or another and I think they are all worth having on hand.

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  • ISBN 10 0811833836
  • ISBN 13 9780811833837
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  • Published Sep 05 2002
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Chronicle Books

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2003 IACP Award Winner! General Category!


From Michael Chiarello, author of The Tra Vigne Cookbook, comes a collection of recipes on his favorite subject-and the favorite subject of home cooks everywhere-preparing meals for family and friends. These treasured recipes marry the rich traditions of his Italian culinary heritage with the casual style and fresh flavors of the Wine Country. Each outhwatering dish-such as Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans, Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon Salt, and Italian Fruit Salad with Sta Bene Honey Zabaglione-is sophisticated, yet simple to prepare.

Gorgeous color images by award-winning photographer Deborah Jones show dishes that look too good to be this easy! The companion volume to his new 26-part series on public television, Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking is perfect for stress-free weekday meals and spontaneous gatherings of friends and family. It doesn't get any better than this.

Michael Chiarello is the best-selling author of The Tra Vigne Cookbook, the cookbook of one of the most popular restaurants in Napa Valley, which he co-founded, and Flavored Oils and Flavored Vinegars. In addition to his new TV series, being carried on 150 public television affiliates nationwide, he is the host of radio's Another Bite, syndicated to 400 stations, and creator of NapaStyle gourmet foods. He lives in Napa Valley.



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