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Gifts From Your Kitchen

Some of the best holiday gifts are those you make yourself.  The investment of ingredients, time, and the effort you put into making something special can pay off dividends when showing someone you care.  Here are some of my ideas … Continue reading

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Artisan Cheese Festival

One of the tastiest events takes place March 26-29 in Petaluma, California, just south of me, and is totally about immersing yourself in one of my favorite foods:  CHEESE! This is the 4th iteration of this very popular festival and … Continue reading

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Collecting Wine: Tips from a Chef

A few more thoughts about collecting and cellaring wine: Wine is best kept in the dark.  While incandescent or fluorescent lights seems to have no effect over the short term, long term exposure to light can affect the quality of … Continue reading

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Collecting Wine: Keeping a Journal

OK I have to admit it – – my two great passions in life are enjoying food and wine.  As a chef for more than 35 years I’ve had a chance to cook and sample all manner of food, but … Continue reading

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Holiday Kitchen Help

Happy Holidays! This time of year we’re often spending more time in the kitchen and as a result more questions come up.  Here is a couple I’ve received recently that I thought I’d share with you. What to Do If … Continue reading

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An Alternative Thanksgiving Menu- My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Pie

Over the last few days, I’ve given you some alternative recipes to make for Thanksgiving if you’re looking for a break from the traditional dishes.  I will end this series, however, with a traditional, tried and true favorite.  My Grandmother … Continue reading

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An Alternative Thanksgiving Menu- New Twists on Old Favorites

We continue with some recipes you may want to try for Thanksgiving and other upcoming holiday meals.  It’s always fun to shake things up a bit, so here are a couple of new twists on some traditional favorites.  Let me … Continue reading

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Over Labor Day weekend we broadcast my KSRO radio show,  “The Good Food Hour” (on the air for 22 years now, tune in on Saturday’s from 11 – Noon Pacific at www.ksro.com)  at the Sonoma Showcase, part of the Sonoma Wine … Continue reading

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Welcome!

I thought I would celebrate the opening of my new blog with one of my favorite end of summer recipes.  I hope you’ll try it and let me know how it turns out! WATERMELON, GRILLED FIG, ONION AND FETA SALAD … Continue reading

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