The Jimtown Store Cookbook

Recipes from Sonoma County's Favorite Country Market

By Carrie Brown; John Werner; Michael McLaughlin
(William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780060197025, 306pp.)

Publication Date: April 2002

List Price: $32.50*
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One sunny summer day in 1987, Carrie Brown and John Werner happened on Jimtown, an abandoned country store in northern California. Founded more than 100 years earlier, the Jimtown Store had held fast to its original building and its old-fashioned charm. Enchanted by its possibilities, Carrie and John decided to turn Jimtown into a new kind of country store: a gathering place for people to share down-to-earth, honest food in a beautiful setting.

The new Jimtown quickly became a favorite, offering exceptional main courses, soups, salads, sandwiches, sweets, and breakfast goods, all made from fresh local produce. Now everyone can enjoy the dishes that have made Jimtown so popular, faithfully recorded by Michael McLaughlin, who collaborated on the legendary Silver Palate cookbooks. Each of the more than 135 recipes blends time-honored simplicity with updated flavors and a modern-day appreciation of quality ingredients. From sophisticated starters such as Crisp Grilled Dates with Manchego and Bacon to their famous Pan-Fried Petaluma Duck Burgers to such homey desserts as the delicious Buttermilk Pie, the recipes are all accessible and imaginative. Unencumbered by national boundaries, The Jimtown Store Cookbook offers a tasty bazaar of international food. Also included are cooking tips, menus for entertaining, and as a welcome bonus, colorful profiles of local vendors. So invite the Jimtown spirit into your home and enjoy the bounties of a very special country store.

About the Author
Carrie Brown is the author of "The New Christmas Tree "and the owner of the acclaimed Jimtown Store in Sonoma County s Alexander Valley.She has celebrated every December for the past 23 years by decorating uncommon Christmas trees for the store, her home, and her clients. Feature articles on Carrie s decorating style and recipes have appeared in "Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Food & Wine", "Country Home", and "Sunset". Her kitchen design and store were featured on Food Network s "Ultimate Kitchens" and HGTV s "Country at Home". She is the co-author of "The""Jimtown Store Cookbook" (HarperCollins, 2002) and frequently works as a stylist for books, print, and other media.

Michael McLaughlin was one of America's most trusted and admired food writers, and the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including the Manhattan Chili Co, Southwest American Cookbook, and All on the Grill.
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