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Winter panzanella for Thanksgiving – why not?

  Most people want to eat the same things  on Thanksgiving. The kids clamor for the canned cranberry sauce. Aunt Hilda brings her green bean casserole made with mushroom soup.  And Uncle Bert bakes up a sweet-as-corn-syrup pecan pie.      My family comes from New England, where change does not [...]

By | November 19th, 2012|0 Comments

Asimov explains “How to Love Wine” tonight in Healdsburg

 The New York Times’ chief wine critic, Eric Asimov, is paying a visit to the Hotel Healdsburg at 6:30 tonight for a talk about his new book, “How to Love Wine,” hosted by Copperfield’s Books.   The book is part memoir and part manifesto from the down-to-earth critic, who shares [...]

By | November 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Peachy keen recipes from Dry Creek Peach & Produce

       Sweet, juicy peaches are a sign that summer is in full swing.  I swung by the Dry Creek Peach & Produce farm stand last weekend in Dry Creek Valley, and the peaches were practically flying out the door. Not to mention the peach jam, peach wreaths [...]

By | July 19th, 2012|0 Comments

Happy Fourth at the Redwood Empire Farmers Market

      This Independence Day will be especially festive for the Redwood Empire Farmers’ Market, which is moving back to its original location on the east side of the Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Hall  after residing on the west side for the past six weeks.   The market will run from 8:30 [...]

By | July 3rd, 2012|0 Comments

Simmer some paella for the Spain-Portugal semi-finals

     If you’ve been following the European Championship,  you  already know that the soccer semi-finals start this Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. with an all-Iberian match-up between Portugal and Spain.     It’s the perfect excuse to break out your red-handled paella pan and whip up Spain’s favorite, one-dish feast.  It’s actually [...]

By | June 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Bi-Rite Market owner to share secrets at Ram’s Gate Winery

    Bi-Rite Market owner Sam Mogannam, author of “Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food,” will share the secrets of responsible shopping and cooking from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma. Guests will also go on a walking tour of the winery’s culinary garden with Executive Chef Taylor [...]

By | June 7th, 2012|0 Comments

On vacation with chef Maria

    Maria Vieages, a private chef and culinary teacher in Sonoma County, will be featured on an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters on Vacation,” airing at 8:30 p.m. June 8 on the HGTV network.     On the show,  families are given the chance to stay in a vacation home of their [...]

By | June 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Cooking through Julia’s “greatest hits” for her birthday

   Julia Child’s first meal in Paris was Sole Meuniere, and it changed her life forever, inspiring a 40-year love affair with food and the start of a cooking revolution in  America.    This summer, Child would have turned 100 years on Aug. 15, and to celebrate her birthday, a [...]

By | June 4th, 2012|0 Comments

Sunny, corn salad lets each ingredient shine through

    A bright yellow cookbook landed on my desk the other day, with luscious ears of  grilled corn on the cover.  “I Love Corn,” by PBS producer Lisa Skye, offers a cornucopia of recipes from chefs across the country, including  Dan Barber of Blue Hill restaurant in New York state.   [...]

By | May 29th, 2012|0 Comments

Kick off Cinco de Mayo with Erasto’s citrusy Black Beans

       Cinco de Mayo provides a great excuse to indulge in a few of my favorite things:  beer and margaritas, rice and beans, grilled steak and roasted chiles – what else do you need? Maybe just some warm  tortillas and Cotija cheese.      If you’re not much of a cook, you can [...]

By | May 2nd, 2012|0 Comments



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