I’m pleased to announce the release of my cookbook, Our California Table, Celebrating the Seasons with the Talley Family, a farm to table book with recipes featuring produce from our farm and wines from our vineyards.
Many people ask me why I wrote a cookbook. Besides the fact that I love to cook, I wrote Our California Table to tell our unique story: we are longtime farmers located in one of the best places in the world to make wine and grow vegetables. In both words and images, the book captures what I think is special about Talley Farms and Talley Vineyards and our place in Coastal San Luis Obispo County. I love the collaboration that it fostered within the group that made it happen: publisher Bob Morris and his Story Farm team, Ember restaurant Chef Brian Collins, photographer Jeremy Ball and his wife Michelle, along with my family and numerous friends; everyone came together to make what began as my dream a reality.
Starting in March, I’ll be hosting various events around the country to promote Our California Table, kicking off with a book signing at the World of Pinot Noir at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara County March 3 and 4. After that it’s a series of events in Florida, then on March 26, we’ll host our Spring Fling to celebrate the cookbook release and to recognize the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers. Visit our events page for details on these events and the many other things happening over the next few months.
Our California Table is available now at www.TalleyVineyards/Our-Wines/Cookbook as well as in our tasting room. Profits from the sale of the book benefit the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, the charitable endowment that supports the farm worker community here in San Luis Obispo County. Whether you buy it online or pick it up at the tasting room, I hope you’ll choose to add Our California Table to your collection, or give it to a friend or loved one as a gift. As much as I enjoyed writing the book, it’s even better to share it with others. Cheers! - BT