“The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook: Celebrating Wine, Food and Friends in the Napa Valley” by Jack and Dolores Cakebread and Brian Streeter (Ten Speed Press, $35) is the kind of book that fills you with regret: Why, oh why, didn’t I chuck graduate school back in the day and move to California to buy a vineyard?

In the 1970s, Jack and Dolores Cakebread owned an auto repair shop when they decided to buy an old cow pasture in the Napa Valley, which back then was in the middle of nowhere. Over the years, as they built up their vineyard and winery, they began inviting up-and-coming chefs to stay and cook with foods provided by local purveyors, including the girls of the now wildly successful Cowgirl Creamery.

Out of this “chef’s camp” came the recipes that appear in this book, published to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the American Harvest workshops. The book is simply organized into courses and seasons, and comes with, of course, suggested wine pairings.