Net Food Digest
This Week on the Web
||Recipes of America, 2/17/97
||Net Digest review
||Katherine Withers Cobbs
Recipes of America is a television show brought to you by Sargento Foods.
The companion website of the same name offers recipes from great
restaurants around the country visited by show hosts, Janet Kauss and David
Nisbet. If you find yourself pining for a meal in one of the featured
restaurants, explore the useful links accompanying the reviews which offer
travel information to that destination.
Places currently featured include: Austin, Charleston, Chicago, Napa
Valley, New York, New Orleans, San Antonio and San Francisco. In each
city, you'll find at least one, but sometimes two, restaurants to visit.
Provided as an addition to each restaurant's noteworthy recipes, you'll
find recipes created by Sargento chef's which serve as a complement of or
substitution for particular menu items. Often, nutritional analyses are
provided. Extensive bios of each chef prepare you for the meal you're about
A visit to Napa Valley takes you to Domaine Chandon, producer of sparkling
California wines comparable to the champagne of its sister estate in
France, the famed Moet et Chandon. Here in the States, Chef Philippe
Jeanty has mastered the nuances of cooking with wines and champagne and his
recipes are spectacular. His offerings include Mussels in Chardonnay with
Parsley-Pernod Sauce and a robust Smoked Tomato Soup with Pinot Meunier. In
keeping in tune, Recipes of America has provided some interesting recipes
of their own such as Wine & Cheese Bread Pudding, Italian Baked Tomatoes,
Sole with Mushrooms and a Sophisticated Bleu Cheese Ball. So take some
time out for culinary travel, even if it means never leaving home.
||Katherine Withers Cobbs is a San Francisco freelance writer, editor and designer who recently worked on Time-Life Asia's "Quick & Tasty Series -Books and Video" (Time-Life Asia, 1996) and the upcoming "Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration" series (Time-Life Books, US, 1997).
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