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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 tiramisu. With lush photographs and a strikingly contemporary design, The Tra Vigne Cookbook is a must-have cookbook this fall.
This hardcover book measures 10 inches by 11 inches. Published September 1999
Brand: Chronicle Books
Chronicle Books publishes glorious books for adults and children; its collection of beautifully illustrated, well-written coffee-table tomes includes something for everyone. Read up on food, fashion, art, design, travel, and more, and get inspired to live the good life. With its enviable San Francisco location, Chronicle Books has established itself as a leader in the field of quirky, memorable books and stationery. Phelps Dewey, who worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, established the publishing house in 1968. Today it has a number of bestselling titles under its belt, including the New York Times best-selling Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock, the New York Times best-selling Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The Beatles Anthology, best-selling What's Your Poo Telling You?, Mom and Dad are Palindromes byMark Shulman, the Worst-Case Scenario series by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, the children's series Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, and Papa, do you love me and Golden Kite Award winner Mama, do you love me by Barbara M. Joosse.