Mustards Grill Napa Valley Cookbook (Hardcover)
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As anyone who has spent time in Napa Valley knows, Mustards Grill is an institution in the wine country the friendly restaurant where locals first started going for a full plate of fabulous food and a glass of Napa's finest. Chef-owner Cindy Pawlcyn, founding chef of San Francisco's original Fog City Diner, put down her roots in Napa over 15 years ago, bringing her midwestern sensibility and flair for reinventing American food to the valley. Ever since then, Mustards has been affectionately known as the fancy rib joint with way, way too many wines.
Gorgeous full-color food photography from "Saveur" photographer Laurie Smith.
Awards: 2002 James Beard Award Winner
""Mustards is universally loved by local residents and tourists alike for its smoky, tender, spicy baby back ribs; cornmeal-coated fried green tomatoes; tasty Asian-marinated flank steak; Chinese chicken noodle salad; and, of course, Mustards' always-crisp tangle of deep-fried onion threads. The enduring vitality of this place comes from the fact that Cindy Pawlcyn] put all the dishes she loved on the menu: country dishes transformed by her sprightly offbeat style and sparkle."
" "FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO SAN FRANCISCO"
About the Author
Pawlcyn was born and raised in the midwest, where she began cooking professionally while still in high school. After earning her restaurant management degree from the University of Wisconsin, she studied in Paris at LaVarenne and Le Cordon Bleu. In 1983, she moved to Napa Valley and opened Mustards, her first of a dozen restaurants. She has since been nominated twice for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: California.
Callinan was the pastry chef at Mustards Grill from 1996 to 2000, before which she worked in various parts of the country as a chef, forest ranger, Sears customer service agent, and ski bum.
Smith is a photographer.