California Field Trip: Lessons From The American Harvest Workshop

For 28 years, Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley has gathered together a small group of chefs, journalists and food enthusiasts for an intensive four day seminar at the American Harvest Workshop. The Louisiana Eats! team was invited to participate at this year’s program, so we’ve brought back some of our favorite stories from the West Coast.

On this week’s show, we harvest chardonnay in the vineyard, take a wine tasting class with professor Michael Weiss, and improvise in the kitchen with chef David Slater of Emeril’s Restaurant. Of course, we couldn’t leave California without speaking to our host, so we round out the program with an oral history from Dolores Cakebread, the co-founder of Cakebread Cellars.