Michael Chiarello’s Flavored Oils and Vinegars: 100 Recipes for Cooking with Infused Oils and Vinegars

by Michael Chiarello

ISBN-10: 0811855368
ISBN-13: 9780811855365
Region: USA
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: July, 2006
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Publishers Information

About Michael Chiarello’s Flavored Oils and Vinegars: 100 Recipes for Cooking with Infused Oils and Vinegars

Publisher Web Link: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/

The Food Network’s Michael Chiarello knows the secret for making great food that is as simple as it is delicious. These 100 innovative recipes for both making and using flavored oils and vinegars capture the essence of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and spices and instantly improve whatever dish they touch. Whether it’s a sweet splash f Raspberry Vinegar as a finishing touch to a Crisp Pancetta and Fresh Fig Salad, or a spoonful of spicy Brodetto of Manila Clams and Dried Sausage with its comforting touch of chili oil, each recipe is enhanced by the simple addition of these easy to make flavored oils and vinegars. Combining two classic books (over 250,000 sold!), with an enticing new design and cover, Michael Chiarello’s Flavored Oils and Vinegars is a sure-fire crowd pleaser.

Author Information

About Michael Chiarello

Author Web Link: http://www.michaelchiarello.com/index.php

Michael Chiarello is an awardwinning chef, Emmywinning Food Network host, tastemaker behind the NapaStyle retail company, highly rated vintner, and noted cookbook author. Throughout his career, Michael has combined his Southern Italian roots with Napa Valley living to pioneer culinary and lifestyle trends. Michael’s ongoing endeavors inspire friends and family to gather around the table and create meaningful traditions in their own lives. Michael incorporates his personal passion for seasonal, sustainable living, into all that he does. From the growers that he supports as chef and owner of Bottega Napa Valley and his product designs for NapaStyle, to his earthfriendly farming practices for his vineyards and the storylines for his Emmywinning Food Network show, Michael shares his unique perspective on what comprises good food and healthy living in an oldworld lifestyle. Download Bio as pdf (includes Michaels timeline history).

The Story

Born in 1962 and raised in the central California community of Turlock, Michael developed his passion for growing, harvesting and cooking from his Italian immigrant mother, who taught Michael the Calabrian traditions of food and family. He followed his dream of becoming a worldclass chef, apprenticing in restaurants at age 14 and eventually graduating from The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY) in 1982. After attending the Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Michael began his professional career by opening Toby’s restaurant, in Miami, Florida. The restaurant won immediate acclaim and brought Michael rapid success, including being named Chef of the Year by Food & Wine magazine in 1985. In 1986 he was lured back to his Californian roots to design and open Tra Vigne Restaurant in the Napa Valley, where Michael developed an avid following for his unique style of Italianinfluenced wine country cooking and entertaining. He acted as Executive Chef/partner for Tra Vigne and seven other restaurants until 2000, when he left to create NapaStyle, Chiarello Family Vineyards, and focus on his television career. In 2008, Michael officially stepped back into his clogs and chef’s jacket with the opening of his Bottega Napa Valley restaurant, which was quickly named to the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants (San Francisco Chronicle) and won a critical nod from the Wine Spectator for its wine, list all within 6 months of opening. Bottega is located within the historical Vintage Estates property, which is developed in a 140 year old winery and estate, originally the Groezinger Family Estate. In Summer of 2009, he appears in a new spinoff of the # 1 food show on cable, Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, where he competes against 23 other renowned chefs in an attempt to win $100,000 for charity. (http://www.michaelchiarello.com/)

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