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Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique
Co-written by Laura Read

Laura Read has co-written the recently published book Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique, a memoir of Chef Douglas Dale's accomplishments and teachings as an apprentice rising to an acclaimed chef-owner at one of Northern California's finest restaurants, Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique. One of the first chefs in America to gain national attention for creatively combining East-West flavors with locally sourced ingredients and fresh California Coast seafood, Dale shares tales and flavors spanning from his roots in Buffalo, New York to his immersion at a Buddhist culinary retreat in Japan, to his coming-of-age experience at a hot spot grill in Boston, Mass. In 1978, he opened the original Wolfdale's at Lake Tahoe, serving imaginative food in a simple, mountain-sprung atmosphere. The book provides a visual timeline with stunning photography and nearly 70 unusual recipes.
Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique
Douglas Dale / Laura Read
Publisher: Wolfdale's Publishing (September 2016)
ISBN 978-0-9973766-0-9
About Laura Read:
Laura writes and photographs for national and international magazines on travel, culture, people, farming and food. Her essays, profiles, news and travel pieces have appeared in VIA, San Francisco Chronicle, Travel + Leisure, Sierra, National Geographic Traveler, Adventure Sports Journal, The Furrow, Homestead, and MIT Technology Review. She profiled photographers and social media producers for the Soundslides photo software company blog and has ghostwritten "Chicken Soup" series stories for the inspirational speaker Donna Hartley.




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