A New Napa Cuisine follows Christopher Kostow’s journey from a young line cook in a seaside town to the storied Restaurant at Meadowood, the Napa Valley mainstay that has earned three Michelin stars and James Beard Awards for best chef and outstanding service under Kostow’s leadership. Continue reading →
Welcome to The Secret Restaurant. Sit anywhere you’d like. Each week I’ll be using whatever’s fresh and in season at the local Farmers’ Markets to create recipes. The focus might be an ingredient, a technique, a piece of equipment, or an event (in a few weeks I’ll be putting up recipes for a Mother’s Day feast). Continue reading →
Food photographer and watercolor painter Erin Gleeson made her dream a reality when she left New York City and moved into a tiny cabin in a California forest in order to be closer to nature. Her latest project is The Forest Feast, part cookbook and part art book. Most of the book’s 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, delicious, and stunning. Featured here are three recipes we recommend trying in your own kitchen (click on each image to see full-size versions).