In The Vineyard Kitchen, Sinskey offers home cooks the secrets to her earthy, sophisticated food, along with 40 delicious menus and 145 recipes. Maria's husband, photographer and organic vintner Robert Sinskey, illustrates the menus with 24 black and white photographs. They capture the personalities and natural beauty of the Napa region.
Organized by season, each complete menu includes a starter, main course, a side or two, and dessert, as well as helpful dessert selections. Home cooks can mix and match recipes to create their own meals, or follow Maria's menus for a tantalizing feast. From Roasted Halibut with Sweet Corn and Chanterelles, to Slow-Roasted Pork with White Beans and Artichokes, to Caramelized Banana Bread Pudding, each recipe is easy enough for a weekday dinner, yet elegant enough for entertaining.