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Silverado Resort’s Executive Chef Peter Pahk Keeps It Natural

Silverado Resort’s Executive Chef Peter Pahk Keeps It NaturalPeter Pahk is one of the West's new breed of pioneers, trailblazing innovative ideas for sustainable food practices and encouraging the use of locally grown and organic ingredients as the foundation for world-class cuisine offerings.

The executive chief at Napa Valley, California's Silverado Resort, Pahk is showing that award-winning presentations not only can embrace "green" initiatives, but please the palate and the eye as well.

"What every chef tries to do is fit himself or herself into the region he goes into," Pahk told OldWestNewWest.Com. "I'm lucky to be here. There are so many wonderful products around us, so many organic products here in Napa Valley and all up and down the California coast."

Pahk is even leading the way to recycling food scraps at the prestigious four-diamond luxury resort just 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.
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Book Reviews

Teammates in Arms

Teammates in Arms Interview and Review by Alden Mudge
Since the publication of his beautiful memoir of growing up in Montana, The House of Sky (1979), Ivan Doig has been hailed as a great Western writer.

That reputation was burnished by the publication of his marvelous Mo...
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Western Art

Quarter Horse Painting by Wayne Baize Focus of ‘America’s Horse in Art’ Show

Quarter Horse Painting by Wayne Baize Focus of ‘America’s Horse in Art’ Show America's Horse in Art focus returns to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum Aug. 14, 2010 and a painting by renowned Western artist Wayne Baize will be the signature piece for the third annual art show.

The public is invited to the "A...
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Editor's Blog / Mike Harris

“Dead or Alive,” Anthology of Great Short Stories from America’s Newest Western Writers, Now Available

“Dead or Alive,” Anthology of Great Short Stories from America’s Newest Western Writers, Now Available Dead or Alive (ISBN: 978-0-9857551-4-0), La Frontera Publishing's ( www.lafronterapublishing.com ) latest collection of Western fiction short stories written by some of America's newest Western writers, is now available in bookstores and online at Amazon...
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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

The Growing Conversation About Edward Dorn

The Growing Conversation About Edward Dorn In April, Edward Dorn would have turned eighty-four. In today's terms, he died young, just seventy, but he left a powerful legacy behind. Gone but certainly not forgotten, as he's still taught and read and talked about by individuals and in literatur...
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