We feel fortunate to be able to earn our living doing what we love and running a small family-owned business. The one drawback, however, can be lack of time. This can create a bit of a conundrum; we love good food, but rarely have time to prepare it. That’s where having wonderful friends who are passionate about cooking comes in and where being a winemaker is handy. After a long day of bottling wine in Los Olivos, there’s nothing better than going to a friend’s home for a delicious homemade dinner. They know we appreciate the food, and they also know we’re likely to bring some tasty wine!
Rather than share fancy restaurant-style recipes with you that take hours and hours of preparation, we’ve asked our friends to share some of their favorite, reliable recipes with you. These are real recipes, made by normal people – dishes a non-professional chef can prepare in his or her own kitchen. Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t occasionally pepper them with a menu item from one of our favorite Santa Ynez Valley chefs too…
Oh, and we might suggest an Andrew Murray Vineyards wine to pair with the recipe too.
Let us know what you think – and we’d love to post some of your favorites too. If you have a special recipe that you’d like to share, email it along with a photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org.