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So far Chef John Ash has created 163 blog entries.

A simple dinner for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is often problematical. Restaurants are busy (and often expensive) and we are encouraged to spend maybe too much on chocolates, flowers or whatever. Why not make a simple meal for your beloved. Here’s


ZITI WITH BROCOLLI RABE AND SAUSAGE Serves 4 Broccoli rabe and sausage is a match made in heaven I think. They go well together with pasta, as a side dish or on a slices of

The Marriage of Food & Wine Thurs. April 13th, 6-8p, $80 with Renowned Chef John Ash

For many of us the task of putting food and wine together harmoniously is a mystery. Too often wineries as well as wine professionals have over analyzed or rhapsodized about wine and used language that

Cooking Wild ~Eating Close to Nature~ Wed. April 12th, 6-8p, $80 with Renowned Chef John Ash

On the Menu: Hen of the Woods Mushroom Tempura & Ponzu Sauce Chilled Green Pea Soup with Purslane Sable Fish, Tomatoes, Pine Nuts & Olives Roast Venison with Blackberry Sage Sauce Maple Flan John's new


Serves 4 - 6 This simple, rich soup goes together really fast and can use your favorite green vegetable. Candidates, either fresh or frozen, could include peas, chopped vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, spinach, asparagus,

Left Bank Restaurant in Larkspur: “Cooks with Books” Event – January 19, 2017

Larkspur~Cooks with Books~John Ash Thursday, January 19th, 6:30 pm Join us at Left Bank in Larkspur as we partner with Book Passage in Corte Madera to present yet another fantastic “Cooks with Books” event featuring

Perfect Meal for Cold Weather: Pot-au-feu which means “pot on the fire” in France

POT-AU-FEU Serves 8 Pot-au-feu which means “pot on the fire” in France is very similar to the Italian Bollito Misto or to a New England or Irish boiled dinner. Piquant, briny condiments are usually served

Tom Simoneau’s Wines of the Year 2016

Our favorite Wine Guy and his wine recommendations for 2016. Listen to us on KSRO radio: John Ash - http://www.ksro.com/saturday/. Show are also archived so that you can listen at your leisure. Click below for

Tucson Festival of Books Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12, 2017

So many interesting things to do in 2017. I will be doing a demo and book signing ... in a big tent on campus! Tucson Festival of Books Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12,


CRAB HUSH PUPPIES Makes 20 - 25 In honor of the start of crab season! 6 cups peanut oil for frying 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 2 tablespoons