Wine Country Cookouts

California's wine country is the perfect place for an outdoor cookout. The weather is gorgeous, the wine is simply divine, and the food is down-right delicious. Roger has been invited to two parties - a pig roast in Paso Robles and a surf and turf grill-out in Healdsburg. Once a year, Tablas Creek Vineyard hosts a huge party for members of their wine club. To complement the wine, they'll roast a swine. Executive Winemaker Neil Collins designed a contraption that can cook a whole pig over a wood burning fire. As a side dish, onions and sweet potatoes are cooked directly in the coals. Healdsburg is famous for their wineries, their olive oils and a historic landmark called the Dry Creek General Store. It's hard to miss it because there's a monster grill parked right out front. In the summer months, they load up the grill and prepare amazing feasts. Roger helps Chef Gia Passalacqua fills an eight foot grill with Dungeness crabs that have been rubbed with a chili pepper sauce, and they also hang legs of lambs that have been rubbed with a Mediterranean spice paste. It's a tasty surf and turf barbecue.

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