Here are some titles which combine food and travel writing about Napa Valley.
In this book, Gopnik explores the evolution of the modern food culture and its relationship with France, the home of haute cuisine. He shares his insights on the importance of food and how it brings people together, using his own experiences with food and his family to illustrate the point.
In this memoir, Lynch shares his adventures as a wine buyer in France, visiting wineries and discovering new and interesting wines. He also provides insights into the wine-making process and the importance of terroir in producing high-quality wine.
"Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity" by James Conaway: This book is a combination of travel writing and investigative journalism, exploring the history and current state of Napa Valley's wine industry.
"The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir" by Amy Trubek: This book looks at the concept of terroir (the idea that the flavor of a food or drink is influenced by its environment) through the lens of Napa Valley's wine industry.
Trubek explores the concept of terroir, which refers to the environmental factors that influence the taste and quality of wine, cheese, and other foods. Through interviews with winemakers, cheesemakers, and other food producers, she shows how terroir is an expression of culture and place.
Bonné explores the new generation of winemakers in California who are breaking with tradition and producing wines that reflect their unique terroir. He also explores the cultural and social factors that are influencing the evolution of California's wine industry, and provides recommendations for wines to try.