The Casual Vineyard Table

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The Casual Vineyard Table

From Wente Vineyards

By Carolyn Wente; Miriam Lerner Satz; Kimball Jones

Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580084857, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2003

How do we incorporate the good life into everyday life? By capping off each day with a flavorful meal accompanied by a robust glass of wine. THE CASUAL VINEYARD TABLE, the second cookbook collaboration between Carolyn Wente, president, and Kimball Jones, executive chef, of Wente Vineyards, features dishes that can be prepared daily for friends and family. Although the concepts for the recipes are simple, the flavors are complex, including Heirloom Tomato Soup with Poached Salmon, Rack of Lamb with Pomegranate Glaze, and Apple Tart with Riesling Ice Cream. Complementing the restaurant-based recipes of their first book, SHARING THE VINEYARD TABLE, these recipes feature wine recommendations and a prep and cooking time of about an hourAibecause at Carolyn and Kimball's table, good food and fine wine are part of everyday living. Includes 75 recipes for simple foods with complex flavors from the wine and cooking team at the Wente Vineyards.Features full-color location photography as well as 16 styled food photographs.

About the Author
KIMBALL JONES joined the Wente Vineyards Restaurant as executive chef in 1989 and is now the corporate chef for Wente Family Estates. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, he lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and three sons.

CAROLYN WENTE is the president of Wente Vineyards. She learned the wine business from her father and grandfather. Born and raised in Livermore, California, she lives there with her husband and son.