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Perfect pair: Prime rib and Yorkshire Pudding

     In our house, the classic prime rib roast has become the Christmas dinner of choice. It’s a decadent, once-a-year treat, and the rare, red meat is delicious  served with a simple au jus sauce and some horseradish .     Last month, Josh Silvers of Jackson’s and Petite Syrah in Santa Rosa demonstrated how to cook a Holiday  Prime Rib Roast with Classic Yorkshire Pudding at G& G Market during his monthly Cooking in Sonoma Show on KSRO Radio.    … Read More »

LaSalette launches “Crab Stewsday” in Sonoma

                                                                                                                                                                              Here’s a good deal for local Dungness crab lovers.  Chef/owner Manuel Azevedo of LaSalette Restaurant in Sonoma has launched a new Crab “Stewsday”  on Tuesday evenings through crab season,  showcasing his mother’s recipe for “ Caranguejo”  Portuguese spiced crab stew.    For $33.95, you can get a complete crab dinner with a hearts of romaine salad, garlic buttered penne pasta with Topo cheese , crab stew,  garlic bread and choice of house-made ice cream or sorbet.    The crab stew… Read More »

Food gifts found through the Grapevine

      You heard it here first. The Grapevine Trading Co. will hold its annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m . Sunday at the warehouse at 738 Wilson St. in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square.     Bottled under the California Harvest label, the award-winning  food products include pasta and marinara sauce, tapenades and olives,  honey and spices, olive oils and vinegars, and lots more. (Go to grapevinetrading.com to see the complete… Read More »