The stories behind the recipes make this cookbook come alive with flavors beyond the ingredients. Learn the history of one of the premiere boutique hotels in the United States in one of the most visited vacation spots on earth, the Napa Valley. Travel with Jim Smith and his family through the last 40 years of conceiving, building and running the 29 room Wine Country Inn, the first B&B inn built in this slice of Heaven. And, of course, revel in some of the crazy guest stories that you can probably imagine would come out of 40 years of having your doors open to the public. This celebration of life and explosion of flavors will likely dog-ear this book that never leaves the kitchen counter.