Antiques from Heritage Culinary Artifacts, Napa Valley

Hand-painted citrus juicer, Japan, 1930s-1940s.

Heritage Culinary Artifacts has been a staple at Oxbow Market ever since the venue opened in 2008, but the shop will close at the end of January 2013, after a five-year run. I definitely enjoyed browsing the ever-evolving display of antique cookware, which is now available for purchase online. […]

“The Treasury of American Wines” by Nathan Chroman, 1976

Dust jacket for “The Treasury of American Wines” by Nathan Chroman, 1976. Please click to enlarge the photo to full resolution.

I’m a geek when it comes to food history, but I’m especially nerdy about California’s wine history. Old wine books are often fascinating to me because they’re like time capsules, snapshots […]