Having helmed The Restaurant at Meadowood for the past six years, chef Christopher Kostow has certainly amassed enough recipes to fill a book. Thankfully, he decided to write one, and his first cookbook, A New Napa Cuisine, was published this October ($32, Ten Speed Press). Kostow’s recipes, coupled with the raw, artful photography of Peden + Munk, reflect his fluidity of style and influences, which range from the fairgrounds of Illinois to the kitchens of Provence.
In time for the holidays, we’re excerpting a recipe for a young bird baked in sourdough bread. The final result looks incredibly impressive, yet involves just a few key ingredients and is very approachable. Writes Kostow of his inspiration:
Reprinted with permission from A New Napa Cuisine by Christopher Kostow, copyright © 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC. Photography by Peden + Munk, © 2014