Soba Noodle Salad with Smoked Duck

Soaking lentils

Soaking lentils: Recipes using lentils will often tell you that one of their advantages, unlike beans, is that you don’t have to soak them before cooking. While this is true our grandmothers knew that soaking

Sonoma-Cutrer Wine and Cookbook Offer

Sonoma-Cutrer has this great offer, that includes my new book, "Cooking Wild" a bottle of 2013 Les Pierres Chardonnay, and 2013 Vine Hill Pinot Noir for $99, shipping is included. Find how to order here

Refreshing Summer Recipe: WHITEFISH CRUDO

WHITEFISH CRUDO Serves 4 Raw fish has been enjoyed around the Mediterranean for probably as long as sushi. Crudo, the Italian version, like it’s Japanese cousin depends on absolutely fresh fish. Any local fresh white

Catfish Day on the “Good Food Hour” with Chef John Ash

Saturday is National Catfish Day, a fitting topic for Steve Garner and I on "The Good Food Hour" KSRO radio show. Below is a recipe we will be using. Tune in from 11 am to

Recipes from Ramekin’s Class – June 2016

Enjoy these recipes from a class that Chef John Ash recently taught at Ramekin's in Sonoma, California. FRESH CALIFORNIA FLAVORS • Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto, Buratta and Lemon Olive Oil • Butterflied Leg of Lamb


Serves 6 Most people these days reach for a sports drink or “smart” water after a good workout or an afternoon of yard work. But there was a time when the thirst-quenching beverage of choice


For about 1 cup of dried slices: My favorite way to preserve delicious home grown summer tomatoes is to dry them. They are easy! Eat them as a snack or chop them up and put

Stinging Nettles from Cooking Wild by Chef John Ash

STINGING NETTLES Here is one of my favorite recipes from my new book “Cooking Wild”. It's available now in bookstores and via Amazon. Now is the time to pick nettles or get at your local

Quick holiday appetizers for parties, friends and family

Who needs stress at the holidays. Here are a few quick appetizers you can whip up in a jiffy.