In 2008, Ten Speed Press published my first book, A16 Food + Wine.  It received both the IACPJulia Child/First Book award and the IACP Cookbook of the Year for 2009. I still regularly make the meatballs and the salted chocolate shortbread cookies from this book. The book also was selected as a Gourmet cookbook of the month and praised in O, The Oprah MagazineEntertainment Weekly, Los Angeles TimesCucina Italiana, and Publishers Weekly. Food & Wine included recipes from the book in its 2009 Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes.


A16: Food + Wine is the best of the bunch. This debut book … strikes a satisfying balance between simple and complex.”–Amy Scattergood, LA Times

“This is a cook’s cookbook; it deserves a quiet season filled with long chilly nights, the ideal time to enjoy its gutsy dishes.”–Gourmet for A16 Food + Wine

“… make fascinating reading for lovers of Italian food and wine.”–Publisher’s Weekly *starred review* for A16 Food + Wine