Located in the beautiful Napa Valley, The Sutter Home Winery produces some of California's most widely enjoyed wines and is visited by over 150,000 people annually. Now, Sutter Home's Trinchero family has teamed up with best-selling cookbook author James McNair to present an enticing collection of new and classic recipes. The dishes are hearty and seasonal, simple to make, good with wine, and best shared with friends and family. Reflecting both the Italian-American heritage of the winery and the Trincheros' down-to-earth wine country lifestyle, The Sutter Home Napa Valley Cookbook has just the right something for every taste and occasion.
James McNair, one of America's most prolific cookbook authors, is also the food spokesperson for Sutter Home Winery of St. Helena in California's Napa Valley. With The Sutter Home Napa Valley Cookbook, he joins those two activities, bringing to a wider audience the delightful marriage of good food and good wine that has become so much a part of wine-country life in California. The Trinchero family has owned and operated Sutter Home Winery since the late 1940s (it dates back to 1874), imbuing it with a Piedmontese sensibility that explains the presence of such northern Italian classics as bagna cauda and tapenade. The book is divided into chapters for starters, pasta and risotto, main dishes and accompaniments, and sweets. You'll find Grape Harvest Flat Bread as well as Summer Sangria, Frisee Salad with Grilled Pears, Cheese, and Walnuts, Penne with Roasted Eggplant and Peppers, Portobello Burger, Grilled Asparagus with Sesame Mayonnaise, Roasted New Potato Salad, and, for dessert, Fresh Fig and Peach Galettes. This combination of old European freely mixed with the flavors of new California makes for a winning cookbook from the heart of Napa.