Welcome to My Napa Valley Kitchen

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Musings | 2 comments

This is a blog about living and cooking in the Napa Valley with an emphasis on cooking wine-friendly food. I have been living and working as a chef in the wine industry in the Napa Valley in California for almost 30 years. It took many of those years to finally discover what works on a consistent and controllable basis when preparing food to go with wine. It took reading all the wine and food books, studying with experts and cooking hundreds if not thousands of wine-maker dinners with iffy results. When I finally embraced a radical, but simple way to work with wine and food, it changed my life and my cooking. I learned from Masters of Wine Tim Hanni and Mark deVere the...

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