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General Information

Name:  Alan Tardi  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1956 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago and grew up in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alan Tardi is a freelance writer and restaurant consultant. He is a chef at restaurants including ''Chantrelle'' and ''Lafayette'', both in New York. From 1992-2001 he was the owner and chef of the restaurant ''Follonico''. He received the James Beard Award for Best Wine & Spirits Book of 2006 ("Romancing the Vine").

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Titles At Your Library

Romancing the Vine: Life, Love, and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo
ISBN: 031235794X

St. Martin's Press. 2006

Alan Tardi, former owner of Follonico in New York, describes his life in the Piedmonte district of Italy focusing on the cultivation and harvest of the region's celebrated Barolo wine, and including rare local recipes

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