FOODIES WEST.COM         
 OCTOBER 2013 ISSUE

    Not every great food personality grew up in the kitchen, and we’ve got a handful that prove it—one started out in a seminary in Spain, another shunned his New Jersey hometown to be in where-it-was-all-happening L.A., and another got kicked out of the kitchen when she was younger. What every personality in this month’s issue does have in common is a big dose of adventure in their lives that makes their stories a compelling read.

   Take a look at our special feature on the Napa Valley Film Festival, which takes place next month.

   Then come back in mid-month to read about another great food personality that did grow up in the kitchen, but rarely turns down an adventure.

What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. Jack Kerouac, On the Road.

COMING NOVEMBER 1st:

                 


David Serus

Maîtres Cuisiniers de France






 




ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ:

His culinary roots give new meaning to DIY.

               





     
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CAROL STEELE:

She was the first in her class, and we're not talking about culinary school
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WESTWARD LOOK GARDENS:

As the saying goes: Location, location, location.





 








CHARLES WILEY:

His culinary journey started in the West Coast hauling
bricks and ended up with a list of culinary kudos, including cooking for Julia Child.














PEDRO SEVILLA:

He learned to cook in Europe's best kitchens.






 








LIBATIONS:

Her parents were hippies, but she's no Sissy Hankshaw.


          
      





FORAGING:

Ever eat a pine tree?





 
 






NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL:

"Some stories need to be told . . ."


 


               
       




BOTTEGA COOKBOOK

You can spend the day in celebrity chef Michael Chiarello's kitchen at his Napa Valley restaurant Bottega, or learn just as much reading his cookbook of the same name.



            
          

    



TEST KITCHEN:

Whether you pick your own pine nuts and twist your own trofie pasta or buy them by the bag, try Jenn Louis' (Lincoln Restaurant & Sunshine Tavern in Portland) recipe for Basil Pesto with our recipe for trofie pasta.



    
         

         

 





BOTTEGA


A review of Bottega in Yountville, CA with owner/chef, Michael Chiarello.