By Michael Chiarello, Claudia Sansone, Ann Krueger Spivack
Michael Chiarello's fanatics have watched him on Top Chef Masters, the meals community, and PBS. He's an Emmy Award winner and award-winning writer, with mixed cookbook revenues of over 400,000 copies. Chiarello returns to the kitchen with a cookbook encouraged via the soulful Southern Italian-style menu at his new Napa Valley eating place, Bottega. It's wealthy with greater than a hundred and twenty images that express the Bottega adventure and a hundred extraordinary recipes for Southern Italian specialties, which, with signature Chiarello sort, are designed for the house cook dinner to have as a lot effortless pleasure cooking as consuming. Bottega is Michael Chiarello at his best.
About the author
Michael Chiarello is the chef-owner of Bottega eating place, and writer of six different best-selling cookbooks. He lives in St. Helena, California.
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