Annie and Margrit by Annie Roberts
Recipes and Stories from the Robert Mondavi Kitchen

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The wines of the Robert Mondavi Winery are acclaimed the world over. Less well known is the fact that the winery features a private dining room to rival the best restaurants in the Napa Valley. Here in the Vineyard Room, innovative chef Annie Roberts brings a refined sense of taste and balance to her creations, always designed with the perfect wine in mind. The winery is also home to elegant music and art events, all planned to perfection by Annie's mother, Margrit. And so a mother and daughter come together to deliver a wine country experience like no other. In ANNIE AND MARGRIT, renowned cookbook author Victoria Wise shares behind-the-scenes stories of Annie and Margrit's collaboration over time, along with Annie's fabulous recipes, reflecting treasures and traditions from her mother's cooking and influences from life in the Napa Valley. From the start, Margrit and Annie cooked with one another, Annie learning at Margrit's stove. Years later, Annie became the first executive chef of a winery in the Napa Valley, and developed a repertoire including Squab with Cabernet Sauvignon–Onion Marmalade and Spatzli; Salmon Fillets with Whole Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc; Poussins with Swiss Chard Gratin; and Fresh Plum Galette. ANNIE AND MARGRIT takes you inside the Mondavi experience, evoking the tastes, sights, and sounds of a day's visit to the winery. Recipes and stories from the daughter-mother team of Annie Roberts and Margrit Biever Mondavi, who collaborate on the food and cultural events at the Robert Mondavi Winery. Features full-color photography of the Napa Valley, as well as styled food shots. Includes over 130 recipes. An ideal gift for Mother's Day, or for mothers and daughters to give to each other for any occasion.
 

About Annie Roberts

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VICTORIA WISE was the first chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, and created Pig-by-the-Tail, the first American French-style deli. She went on to become the acclaimed author of twelve cookbooks. Victoria lives with her family in Oakland, California.MARGRIT BIEVER MONDAVI is Vice President, Art and Culture at the Robert Mondavi Winery. She joined the winery in 1967, pursuing a life-long interest in uniting wine with fine arts, music, and culinary artistry. She married Robert Mondavi in 1980; they live in the Napa Valley. ANNIE ROBERTS is the Executive Chef at the Robert Mondavi Winery. Her cuisine has been showcased in the winery'¬?s Vineyard Room since 1974. Annie and her husband, Keith, live in Santa Rosa, California.
 
Published April 1, 2003 by Ten Speed Press. 224 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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Although it can't escape a certain air of privilege (where but in Napa would you assume everyone can get hold of Dungeness crab, microgreens and flageolet beans), this earnest book emphasizes the relationship of Roberts and Biever Mondavi and their fresh, surprisingly global cuisine.

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