A16 by Nate Appleman
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A cookbook and wine guide celebrating the traditions of southern Italy, from the country's top southern Italian restaurant, in San Francisco.

At San Francisco's acclaimed A16 restaurant (named for the highway that cuts across southern Italy), diners pack the house for chef Nate Appleman's house-cured salumi, textbook Naples-style pizzas, and gutsy slow-cooked meat dishes. Wine director Shelley Lindgren is renowned in the business for her expeditionary commitment to handcrafted southern Italian wines. In A16: FOOD + WINE, Appleman and Lindgren share the source of their inspiration—the bold flavors of Campania. From chile-spiked seafood stews and savory roasts to delicate antipasti and vegetable sides, the recipes are beguilingly rustic and approachable. Lindgren's vivid profiles of the key grapes and producers of southern Italy provide vital context for appreciating and pairing the wines. Stunning photography captures the wood-fired ambiance of the restaurant and the Campania countryside it celebrates.  

About Nate Appleman

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NATE APPLEMAN is executive chef of A16 and SPQR, both in San Francisco, California. In 2007, he was named a rising star chef by the San Francisco Chronicle and was nominated for a James Beard award. SHELLEY LINDGREN, wine director of A16 and SPQR, teaches wine classes at the Culinary Institute of America and is the wine instructor at Tante Marie's Cooking School in San Francisco, California. KATE LEAHY is an editor at Restaurants & Institutions magazine. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Published September 1, 2008 by Ten Speed Press. 288 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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With a dizzying number of wines produced in each area, the focus is wisely kept on the grapes themselves, with eloquent essays on the history and qualities of both classic and less familiar red and white varietals, and food pairing tips as well as recommendations of wine producers.

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San Francisco Chronicle

The long, narrow interior - with an always packed bar at the entrance - features an open kitchen and views of the wood-burning oven.

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