ISBN: 9781797208824

Publication date: 28 Apr 2022

Author: Sally Schmitt

Sally Schmitt is the great unsung hero of California cuisine, a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and founder of the French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley. SIX CALIFORNIA KITCHENS is her magnum opus: a narrative cookbook that weaves her remarkable story with 115 recipes that distill the ethos of Northern California cooking into simple, delicious dishes, plus evocative imagery, historic ephemera, and cooking wisdom. In this soon-to-be-classic, Sally takes us through the 6 kitchens where she learned to cook, honed her skills, and spent her working life via quintessential recipes like Potato Salad, Braised Pork with Cider & Apples, and Rum Cream Pie. With gorgeous food and sense-of-place photography, this is a masterful, story-rich cookbook for home and aspiring chefs who cook locally and seasonally, food historians, fans of wine country, and anyone who wants to bring the spirit of Northern California home with them.