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

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,


The weather has really changed here in Northern California. Soup weather! Here is a recipe that I did for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute that would be perfect for this time of year. TOMATILLO, CORN

Here’s a Favorite Mushroom “Comfort Food” Recipe

CHAWAN MUSHI Serves 4 Chawan mushi is Japanese comfort food that combines eggs and dashi (the basic stock of Japan) to make a light custard and then it is steamed or baked in a hot

An Interview with Chef John Ash by Teresa O’Conner, UC Food Observer

It was an honor to be interviewed by Teresa O’Connor, the assistant editor of UC Food Observer. She had attended a food bloggers conference where I spoke. Her questions are thoughtful and her subsequent article,