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Bottega: Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California's Wine Country

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Michael Chiarello's fans have watched him on Top Chef Masters, the Food Network, and PBS. He's an Emmy Award winner and award-winning author, with combined cookbook sales of over 400,000 copies. Chiarello returns to the kitchen with a cookbook inspired by the soulful Southern Italian-style menu at his new Napa Valley restaurant, Bottega. It's rich with more than 120 photog ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 29th 2010 by Chronicle Books
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May 23, 2014 Mckinley rated it it was ok
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Fine dinning at home. Well, I love eating good food but I guess I'm not into all the prep at home. I thought maybe I'd find one recipe to make my signature 'Chiarello' but reality sets in: give me tasty simple cooking and I'll leave the fancy stuff to others.
I also prefer recipes where I can buy the ingredients; I'm not going to find sea urchin in a land-locked state let alone a whole sucking pig. And we have yet to find even professional cooks who can make risotto right at this elevation.
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I just love Michael Chiarello. His great recipes and appreciation for the earthiness of Napa is very endearing. I love that I can pop by Bottega periodically and actually taste some of the recipes he has in his cook book or variations of them.
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Gorgeous book. Not sure I can make anything in this, but I love the techniques and tips. I ate there once and it was incredible.
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Michael Chiarello is an award-winning chef and owner of critically acclaimed Bottega restaurant in the Napa Valley. He made his mark by combining his Southern Italian roots with the distinctive hallmarks of Napa Valley living. From his earliest childhood experiences – created around his mother’s California kitchen with his extended Italian family of butchers, cheesemakers and ranchers -Michael Chi ...more
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