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I live, cook, garden and write on a quiet street in Napa Valley. My house is not large but my kitchen is…and my sunny garden is bigger yet. Here, I develop and test recipes for cookbooks and magazine features; evaluate cheeses for my classes and columns; and prepare dinner nightly with my winemaker husband. More »

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Fresh from the Farmers’ Market


Bring the bounty of the farmers’ market into your kitchen with recipes for the pick of the crop. More »


Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying

A richly photographed guide to some of the world’s best cheeses. More »


Cheese & Beer


The booming worlds of craft beer and artisan cheese meet in this first-ever guide. More »