Food, Wine, & Poetry
Books from Bored Feet Press

Are you perplexed by the question “what shall I serve with that delightful Pinot Grigio?” Are you intrigued by the culinary potential of seaweed? Would you like to read some poetry? You'll find what you need at Bored Feet Press.


Vineyard Simple

How to Build and Maintain Your Own Small Vineyard

Tom Powers

Finally a book that makes home vineyard planting and wine grape growing accessible to anyone with even a little spare land. Tom Powers has created a how-to book filled with valuable information for the novice viticulturist.

Sonoma Picnic

A California Wine Country Travel Companion

by Jack Burton

The author takes readers on rambles through the gorgeous rolling hills and twisting valleys of Sonoma County's famed wine country.

Napa Valley Picnic

A California Wine Country Travel Companion

by Jack Burton and Ken Stanton

This insider's guide to the famous, much visited center of the California Wine Country highlights the best that Napa Valley has to offer.

Mendocino Mornings

A Collection of Breakfast Delights from the Joshua Grindle Inn

by Arlene and Jim Moorehead

In this eyecatching, warm and inviting book, the innkeepers of Mendocino's acclaimed Grindle Inn present six dozen scrumptious recipes, the favorites of guests and staff from years of gourmet hospitality.

Zinfandel Cookbook

Food to Go with California's Heritage Wine

by Jan Nix and Margaret Smith

Now in its fourth printing, this delightful cookbook demystifies the pairing of food and America's heritage wine. More than 100 easy, flavor-fresh recipes cover from appetizers, salads and soups through main and side dishes to desserts and drinks, all created with Zinfandel in mind.

Companions at Table

Food to Serve with American Grown Italian Varietals

by Margaret Acton Smith and Barbara J. Braasch

This inviting book presents delicious recipes complementing wines grown from Italian grape varietals like Sangiovese, Barbera, Moscato and Pinot Grigio. Such wines have soared in popularity, and these eight dozen recipes explore the flavors of this new wine renaissance.

Rhône Appétit

Food to Serve with American Rhône Varietals

by Jane O'Riordan; wine Introduction by Rod Smith

O'Riordan created these Mediterranean-style recipes to complement the Rhône grape varietals taking the U.S. by storm. Since the Rhône Rangers opened American tastes to these refreshingly different wines in the late 1960s, wines produced from Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier have soared.

From Duff to Dinner

A Gourmet's Guide to Mushroom Cookery, With Selected Recipes from Master Chefs

Edited by Marjorie Young and Vince Viverito

With the emphasis on wild fungi, this book includes 61 diverse recipes for species both exotic and mundane, the latter found at most supermarkets. Selections from 22 chefs include 15 appetizers, 8 soups, 5 salads, 20 main course entrees, 6 side dishes and 7 baked goods and desserts, all using various fungi.

Sea Vegetable Gourmet Cookbook and Wildcrafter's Guide

by Eleanor and John Lewallen

The authoritative book on “seaweed” includes dozens of delicious and easy recipes. The Lewallens, ocean activists and professional sea vegetable harvesters, also describe where, when and how to identify and collect the nutritious vegetable bounty along our shores.



Wood, Water, Air, and Fire

The Anthology of Mendocino Women Poets

Edited by Sharon Doubiago, Devreaux Baker and Susan Maeder

Mendocino County has long been a haven for poetry and the arts. This enticing,moving book collects works by 63 distinctive voices of rich and varied emotional tone, including ruth weiss, Lydia Rand and Julia Butterfly Hill. The poets, ranging in age from 14 to 88, present works arising from spirit of place that explore intimate personal experience, resulting in a fascinating tapestry of rural lives.

Say Yes Quickly

A Cancer Tapestry

by Mary Bradish O'Connor

This book of well crafted poems and short prose pieces describes the experience of being diagnosed, treated and living with cancer.


by Johanna Bedford, Jane Harris Austin, Mary Bradish O'Connor and M.L. Harrison Mackie

A lively collection by four Mendocino women with strong and varied voices, these provocative poems range from deceptively simple lyrics to complex, formal verse.

White Song

by Susan Maeder

A powerful book about the unfolding of the human spirit, these poems offer consolation through a return to a deeper connection with nature.

The Ancestors Are Calling Down the Rainbow

by Arupa Chiarini

In this inspired cycle of poems, Chiarini shares her personal healing of family violence through the voices of her ancestors, reached through rituals learned from two Yoruba priests. Includes a background essay by the author, a playwright and poet.

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