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Inside Wine Country

From locally inspired recipes to essays on winemaking, these new books have it all.



Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook

By John Ash

In his fourth book, the nationally renowned Santa Rosa chef, author, teacher, and James Beard Award winner explores the American mainstay, from its history to its many delicious uses. In addition to chicken, chapters explore eggs, turkey, duck, and goose, as well as small birds, such as quail and guinea fowl. Ash sheds light on how birds are grown and processed, and what to look for when buying them. Use the hefty index to find mouthwatering recipes to try at home, including chicken Waldorf salad, quiche Lorraine, and grilled green curry game hens. Available for Kindle and iPad, and in hardcover. chefjohnash.com.
 

Stone Edge Farm Cookbook

By John McReynolds

The Stone Edge Farm culinary director’s first book has been a long time coming, and is brimming with more than 100 recipes and 300 stunning photographs. McReynolds deftly writes about how he uses local and foraged foods in his cooking, and concludes the book with a conversation about food and wine pairings between Jeff Baker, Stone Edge’s winemaker, and proprietor Mac McQuown. The book also features essays on gardening, winemaking, and vineyards, including a poem by the Sonoma winery’s own viticulturist, Phil Coturri. Available in hardcover. stoneedgefarm.com.
 

The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste

By Jon Bonné

In his first book, the acclaimed San Francisco Chronicle wine editor explores the wine revolution and takes readers on a tour of California’s lesser-known growing areas, from the Sierra Foothills to the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Santa Rita Hills. The 300-page coffee-table book concludes with winery maps and a list of the best producers and wines available. “Each section addresses an aspect of what I’ve come to believe: This is the best time in a generation to drink California wine,” he writes. Available for Kindle and iPad, and in hardcover. jonbonne.com/the-new-california-wine/.

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Glen Ellen Gourmet

This Sonoma town may not be large, but its culinary scene is booming.

Dive In

This summer, Bardessono is throwing a monthly afternoon party on the rooftop pool deck, and everyone is invited.

Big Fun at Meritage

The Meritage Resort and Spa may be one of the biggest hotels in Napa since its mega renovation this past year, but the place has the feeling of a giant Tuscan-style playroom.

Coming Home in Style

Sunny Spots

Enjoy Outdoor Dining at These 10 Hot Spots.

Pedal for Pinot

Explore Wine Country off road and up close with Napa Valley Bike Tours’ unique Cycling in the Vineyards program.

Rock Lobster

A Maine tradition, in the form of a casual shack serving red-clawed crustaceans, comes to Napa

10 Years Fresh

Celebrating the one decade anniversary of Oxbow Public Market, the business that helped put Napa on California's culinary map.

New Eats

Big name restaurant talents are sweeping into Wine Country.

New in St. Helena

Always a center of style and deliciousness, St. Helena has added to its riches.

Market Place

Sebastopol stakes its claim, with a sophisticated shopping and dining arcade.

Petaluma Pleasures

When you think about culinary destinations in Sonoma County, Petaluma often plays second fiddle to Healdsburg and Sebastopol. Recently, however, Rivertown has developed a restaurant scene all its own. Here are three eateries to try on your next visit.
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