Justin Wangler and Tracey Shepos Cemani

Author-chefs Justin Wangler and Tracey Shepos Cemani have partnered with farmer Tucker Taylor, a world-renowned expert in sustainable culinary gardening, to celebrate the simple good taste of the farm-to-table lifestyle. Their beautiful cookbook Season: A Year of Wine Country Food, Farming, Family and Friends (2018) celebrates the gifts of nature throughout the year.

The authors have matched recipes with their ideal wine pairings, each chosen specifically to compliment the flavors of the dish and the atmosphere of the season. The pictures and descriptions in Season make this a book to treasure! Wangler is the executive chef of Jackson Family Wines and a cook since the age of 10. Educated at A.B. Tech Culinary School in Asheville, North Carolina, he traveled west to work at the Culinary Institute of America and has made his home in the wine country.  Shepos Cemani is chef de cuisine at Jackson Family Wines. She has been working in the food industry since she held her very first job and found her calling in the wine country. Shepos Cemani is a three-time winner of Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network.

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