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Vegetarian dishes
Mansfield, Leslie.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Celestial Arts, [2000]

Physical Description:
121 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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TX 837 .M295 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In Recipes from the Vineyards of Northern California, Mansfield, an accomplished chef and long-time Napa Valley resident, has collected the most popular recipes from more than fifty of Northern California's renowned wineries. From appetizers to desserts, pastas to picnics, and barbecue to vegetarian, each flavorful dish is accompanied by a suggested wine selection. So, relax Let the winemakers at Beringer, Grgich Hills, Hess, Kendall-Jackson, Robert Mondavi, Sonoma-Cuter, and the Wente Estate do the choosing, and experience the unparalleled gastronomic pleasure of eating delicious food served with the perfect glass of wine.

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Booklist Review

Continuing the tour begun in three earlier cookbooks (reviewed together, BKL F 15 00), Mansfield explores new ways to pair contemporary food with the output of Northern California's vineyards. This time the challenge is to harmonize often spicy barbecue dishes with wines so that the wines aren't overwhelmed. For aggressively peppery beef ribs, Mansfield recommends Arrowood's Syrah. Salmon enhanced with chipotle peppers deserves Alderbrook's spicy zinfandel. Picnic food and wine meld naturally, but serving wine properly in a rustic, outdoor environment can be daunting. Up against a warm Mexican soup, pozole, chilled Geyser Peak Chardonnay provides satisfying contrast. At dessert time on a picnic, biscotti team with the cognaclike brandy of Napa's RMS Distillery. Vegetarian foods offer special opportunities for creativity. Storybook Mountain's Zinfandel flavors the rice in a vegetarian risotto as well as being the accompanying beverage. Wine lovers find plenty to relish here. --Mark Knoblauch