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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (May 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580086071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580086073
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,356,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The next wave in rural chic.”—Travel and Leisure“The glacier-scarred landscape of the Finger Lakes region in northwestern New York is a great place to hike, ski, fish, and swim. The sloping terrain and complex soil are hospitable to more than 80 wineries, many of which have sprung up in the past decade....You may even find the region reminiscent of the budding Napa Valley of the late 1970s.” —Time Magazine

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*A food and wine guide to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, featuring profiles, tasting notes, contact information, and recipes from the area’s wineries, dairies, organic farms, orchards, cafes, inns, ice cream makers, brewing companies, blueberry farms, honey producers, u-pick farms, taverns, maple syrup companies, tea rooms, cider producers, and more.

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Michael Turback (www.michaelturback.com) was trained as a restaurateur at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He opened his first restaurant, Turback's of Ithaca, at age 22. The restaurant's mission was to combine inventiveness, passionate cooking with local ingredients, and the novel concept of a wine list with exclusively New York State products. The achievement was recognized by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Wine Spectator, Nation's Restaurant News, the Food Channel, and NPR's "All Things Considered." Bon Appetit Magazine hailed Turback's as "the best restaurant in New York State."

In 1986 Michael was selected as a "Rising Star" by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. He pioneered concepts at Turback's that sparked trends that are seen throughout the restaurant industry today. Loyalty to small local farmers and use of seasonal local produce helped to popularize American regional dining. Wine tasting events and wine dinners inspired interest in a new generation of local wines. The Turback's staff even picked their own grapes for the restaurant's house wine. Turback's originated "The Great Nouveau Race," in which long-distance runners carried the first-released bottles of upstate wines to market, upstaging the delivery of French Nouveau. The restaurant's success dispelled the prevailing popular belief that fine restaurants could serve only European and California wines. Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Turback's "one of the wine-friendliest restaurants in America" and the restaurant was awarded "Best American Wine List" by Restaurant Business Magazine.

Michael distinguished himself in retailing with the development of The Original Made-in-New York Stores. Featuring regional food, wines, and a variety of gifts produced or manufactured around the state, the concept attracted media attention and spawned a national mail order catalog. A feature article in New Yorker Magazine commented on the stores' policy of excluding items from outside New York as "an act of partisanship that some would call lunatic, others courageous." He is a founding partner in two influential online retail websites, The NEW YORK FIRST Company, the first department store concept on the Internet, and History Company, an online source for extraordinary pieces of American history.

Known for his versatility and invention as a writer, he has taken on, with distinction, such topics as the ice cream sundae, the banana split, hot chocolate, the partnership of chocolate and coffee, creative barista drinks, artisan cocktails, Finger Lakes Wine Country, the Ithaca Farmers Market, Cornell University Who's Who, as well as two legendary figures, John Wayne and Toots Shor.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lee Brink on March 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
I live in the Central New York region just east of the Finger Lakes. I work with people who live in the region and I road trip quite a bit in the area when the weather warms up, so I have a "mile-wide and an inch deep" knowledge of the area.

I consider this book a "lite" travel guide because it doesn't cover much of what's in the area, but it covers what it does in great depth. It focuses on what the cover says, and nothing more. It doesn't cover many eateries outside of the population centers, and skips a lot of the "hole in the wall" restaurants, diners, and stands that offer great food but are a bit off the beaten path.

If you want to focus on wineries and want some in depth knowledge about thoose wineries this is the book. Beyond that you will need to look elsewhere for information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth A. LeVangia on September 30, 2005
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This book was very useful to have on vacation -- his restaurant reviews were a big help in terms of types of cuisine available and the winery reviews were very specific about what types of wines they produce and what he liked when he went tasting. It was also nice to know how formal restaurants were before you went.
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By Margaret Ann Hebner on December 10, 2009
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My husband and his good friend graduated from Cornell in the late 60's. He and his wife return often to tour the Finger Lakes and the wineries, restaurants, and cheese shops. They have used this book as their bible for years and years, and raved about how useful it is, so we decided to get one for ourselves. We used it on our last trip to Ithaca and found it invaluable!
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This book does a nice job of highlighting many of the wineries, hotels, restaurants etc. in the finger lakes region. However, it does not give specific recommendations about which places to visit (as does other guidebooks), which is what I find useful about travel guides. I would save your money and just do some online research through a site like travelocity... you will get the kind of information that will truly make your visit more enjoyable and affordable.
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This is a great insider's guide to the wineries and restaurants of the Finger Lakes regions. Other books give better background on the varieties of grapes and other local attractions, but this one is the tops in terms of covering the wineries and restaurants.

The restaurant recommendations are great and give you an idea of the menu and entree offerings. The winery listings give profiles of the winery owners with entertaining "back stories" -- all very helpful when you are planning your itinerary.

Very easy to slip into your suitcase or backpack.

I give this book a five-grape rating!
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