On Friday, I hightailed it up to Sonoma County for Pigs & Pinot, an annual event held by renowned chef Charlie Palmer to benefit Share Our Strength and the Healdsburg School. A Taste of Pigs & Pinot brought hundreds of guests to the Hotel Healdsburg, all of whom were prepared to sip some serious Pinot Noir in between heavenly bites of pork. A dizzying array of pork dishes, stellar Burgundies and Pinots, and a star-studded chef lineup easily made Charlie Palmer's charity event the party of the season. Feast your eyes on the food that was served when you keep reading.
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Alright, tell me how come no one thought of this before: A WATERPROOF cookbook.
Talk about genius!
Advertised as "sauce-proof, waterproof and splatter-proof," award-winning cookbook author and chef, Charlie Palmer's latest book, Charlie Palmer's Practical Guide to the New American Kitchen, is the fanciest addition to my library. I'll admit, I mostly bought it for its specially-coated splatter-proof pages, but once I came back down from the clouds I realized it was a great buy for the useful tips (how to choose knives, cookware, etc.) and tasty recipes as well. You'll be able to take it home and make mouthwatering delights such as Pulled Pork Sandwiches with mango Salsa and Fennel & Celery Root Slaw or Croissant French Toast. Then when you're done, you can toss the whole thing into the sink with the dishes.