“This is an incredible and beautiful collection of recipes, stories about Central Coast vineyards, and photos.” —Susan Feniger, chef and author of Susan Feniger’s Street Food
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.
In this lushly photographed tome, bestselling cookbook author Brigit Binns writes a vivid, delicious love letter to her home state. One hundred and twenty 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.
“Provides an evocative view of the dynamic food and wine culture of California’s fastest growing wine region.” —Rajat Parr, author of the James Beard Award–winning Secrets of the Sommeliers