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Recipes from Chef John Ash

A Fire and Ice Recipe Inspired by Mexico

This week I have had the good fortune to teach cooking classes at Rancho La Puerta, a gorgeous getaway located just over the California border in Tecate in Mexico.  This health resort is focused on helping guests develop a lifetime … Continue reading

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A Dinner in the Orchard with Dry Creek Peach and Produce Company

One of my favorite events each year is a class and dinner that I do with Dry Creek Peach Company in the middle of their orchard in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg, California.  I do this in partnership … Continue reading

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Grunts: A Delicious and Simple Dessert

Grunts are one of those great “Grandma” desserts that trace their history back to colonial times.  They are in the large family of cooked fruit desserts that include crisps, cobblers, betty’s, pandowdy’s, and slumps that are distinguished by cooking fruit … Continue reading

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RECIPES THAT PAIR WITH PINOT NOIR

I was recently invited to participate in Kosta Browne Winery’s annual retreat at the beautiful Mayacama Club nestled up in the hills of Sonoma County.  Kosta Browne is a small Sonoma County winery with a big following for their acclaimed … Continue reading

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Beer and Food Pairing

I just cooked for a fund raising dinner for the Mendocino Music Festival at the North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, CA.  It was a very enjoyable experience, as Fort Bragg is a colorful old fishing and lumber village … Continue reading

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Shucking and Sharing Oysters

This Saturday, (April 30, 2011) I am honored to be the Guest Shucker at the Hog Island Oyster Company at the Oxbow Market in Downtown Napa.  From 2:30 p.m. to 5:30  p.m., yours truly will shuck and share with everyone … Continue reading

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Wild Alaska Crab Deviled Eggs

I hope everyone has had a great Passover and Easter weekend.  As a result, many of us have some leftover hard-boiled eggs to put to good use.  This recipe was printed in a recent article of Restaurant Hospitality, talking about … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit Chutney

We have one more week before spring officially begins.  In celebration of the last week of spring, I’m sharing one of my favorite winter recipes.  This chutney is a delicious accompaniment to smoked and roasted meats and poultry dishes and … Continue reading

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Trip to Viet Nam

I just returned from a couple of weeks in Viet Nam.  It was an amazing trip.  In Viet Nam you’ll find the whole cultural spectrum of primitive to ultra modern often chock-a-block to each other.  The foods are wonderful, the … Continue reading

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Duck is one of those birds that most Americans shy away from. If that describes you, then it’s time to give duck a try! They are widely available frozen in supermarkets, and much richer in flavor than a typical turkey. … Continue reading

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