Dreaming of curds and whey at the Artisan Cheese Festival

   The Grand Tasting of the California Artisan Cheese Festival last weekend  offered some  delicious cheese concoctions, with nearly 30 Bay Area chefs and winemakers teaming up for a smorgasbord of bodacious bites and sips.   Some of the best dishes showcased the cheeses of Sonoma and Marin counties, many [...]

By | March 30th, 2012|0 Comments

Sweet ravioli wins Bake-Off

   Christina Verrelli of Devon, Pa.,, was named the grand prize winner of the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in Orlando today,  taking home the $1 million prize for her dessert, a Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream.   There were three finalists from Sonoma County competing in [...]

By | March 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Cocktail competition will shake up your world

This is a slow time for parties. With  St. Patrick’s Day still a good 10 days off, there’s no good excuse for  indulging in  some delightfully decadent food and drink.     But wait, did you hear that high-pitched, icy clinking? Is that the sound of a cocktail shaker  that [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|0 Comments



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