Synopses & Reviews
People the world over come to California's wine country for a taste of the good life. They find it in abundance at Napa Valley's celebrated Tra Vigne restaurant (the name is Italian for "among the vines"), where an enchanting vineyard setting and chef Michael Chiarello's robust Italian dishes make for an unforgettable dining experience. Now, Chiarello takes readers behind the scenes at the restaurant, sharing recipes and reminiscences inspired by his years at Tra Vigne and the good Italian cooking of his family. The Tra Vigne Cookbook celebrates the natural beauty and abundance of the Napa Valley with a passionate gastronomic journey through the changing seasons. In addition to seasonal delights like roasted asparagus, lemon-braised artichokes, and pumpkin polenta, home cooks will discover the secrets for Tra Vigne classics such as herb gnocchi with braised lamb shanks and wild mushrooms, crunchy fritto misto with tomato vinegar, rich and crumbly Italian holiday cookies, and a decadent chocolate tiramisù. With lush photographs and a strikingly contemporary design, The Tra Vigne Cookbook is a must-have cookbook this fall.
Soulful, vibrant cuisine. The New York Times Magazine
[Chiarello] is the epitome of the new chef....He makes his own fresh Italian cheeses and sausages, cures meats such as salami and prosciutto, and has gone to Italy to buy an olive press to make his own oils. The Palm Beach Post
Chef Michael Chiarello of the Napa Valley's celebrated Tra Vigne Restaurant shares his recipes and reminiscences inspired by his years there and the good Italian cooking of his family. 100 color photos.
This classic cookbook from Food Network star Michael Chiarello is at last available in paperback. It's vintage Chiarello: blending simple yet sophisticated recipes from Napa Valley's famed Tra Vigne restaurant with the grace of Wine Country living and the warmth of his Italian heritage. More than 80 rustic recipes are enhanced by personal stories, detailed descriptions of how to choose ingredients for seasonal perfection and deliciousness, and Chiarello's personal philosophy of life as it relates to cooking—and feeding—those you love.
About the Author
chef and owner of the acclaimed Tra Vigne restaurant in the Napa Valley is the creator of Consorzio, a popular line of flavored oils and vinegars.
Penelope Wisner is the co-author, with Michael Chiarello of Chronicle's Flavored Oils (over 40,000 copies sold).
Karl Petzke is the co-author, with Sara Slavin, of the award-winning book Espresso and is the photographer for Pears.