I just received Chef Michael Chiarello's BOTTEGA cookbook. It is a collection of Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California's Wine Country and I can honestly say that it is one of the nicest cookbooks I own.
From snacks to dessert, this cookbook covers it all. It has simple to follow gourmet recipes that will turn you into an expert at Chef Michael's cooking.
Bottega is one of Napa Valley's most highly regarded restaurants and after seeing this cookbook, I am dying to go there. However, these recipes are made for the home cook to be able to create dishes that look and taste like the originals at the restaurant. Stories about the recipes come right along with the recipe itself and that makes this extra special.
The chef´s secret is out - panko is in! A longtime secret of Japanese cuisine, panko is now a pantry staple for creating perfect crispiness in any dish. This October, will join the ranks of Progresso´s line of panko bread crumbs, which includes Original and Italian flavors."Panko has been a major part of some of my best crunchy dishes for years," says Chef Chiarello. "It´s exciting to bring those dishes home, where some of the best dining memories are made. To me that´s what cooking is all about - sharing meals with your friends and family, and the memories you get to keep for a lifetime."
Additionally, be sure to check out the Progresso's Wine & Dine with Chef Michael Chiarello Sweepstakes. Now through December 31st, participants can enter for the chance to win a trip for two to Napa Valley to attend the Spring Bud Break Party, an annual dinner and wine tasting event taking place on May 7, 2011. In addition to two tickets to the party, the grand prize also includes roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations. Visit www.progressobroth.com for the sweepstakes rules and entry form.
Be sure to sign up for my giveaway of the Panko Breadcrumbs and this AUTOGRAPHED cookbook.
You can sign up by making a comment that you are a follower of this blog and tell me about a dish you use with Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko.
2nd chance by posting this on Facebook and leaving a comment that you did so.
3rd chance by posting on twitter and leaving a comment that you did so.
4th chance by posting this on your blog and leaving me the link where it is posted.
So you have 4 chances to win this great prize package. I was given one myself by General Mills and MyBlogSpark for sharing this great prize package with you.
The drawing for this prize will be held on November 15th, so get your comments in quick!!!
Random.org will be my method for determining the winner.