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This is the story of a three-decade marriage, told in recipes. As a chef at Chez Panisse for 37 years, Jean-Pierre Moullé helped invent modern California cuisine, borrowing heavily from the traditions of his native France. His wife, Denise, was born into an illustrious Bordeaux wine family and, as a wine buyer, worked to introduce Americans to the best French vintages. This book charmingly chronicles the dishes that have defined their lives.