PRICE: 21.99, + Tax: .1.70, + Shipping: 3.99 (USPS Media Mail)
This volume is filled with the history of the growth of the “mouthwatering eateries” in Napa County dating back to the 1800’s with biographical stories of how these enterprising risk takers made the Valley a “foodie haven”. Calistoga’s El Faro Rest., Magnolia Hotel, Calistoga Hotel, Groenweld’s Rest., & Silverado Creamery to name a few. Scores of photographs are found throughout this volume including one of Carole Lombard having breakfast at the Plaza Hotel during the shooting of They Knew What They Wanted in 1940. Ever wonder where Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for Governor of California? It was 1966 at Aetna Springs Resort in Pope Valley, the photo is found on page 56. From hotels to boarding houses to saloons, author Alexandria Brown takes you on a magical journey through Calistoga and our Valley’s epicurean history. Includes 19 recipes from Mutton Chops to Chile Sauce, Stuffed Fillet of Veal, stuffed Pasilla Chiles, Chop Suey, Malfatti, Parmesan Polenta, Ice Cream, sautéed chicken, Wedding Cake to Spanakopeta, etc.
Softbound, 6” x 9”, 192 pages, including bibliography & biography; 68 historic photos (many from the Sharpsteen Museum photo archives).