OK . . . here’s your culinary quiz for today: What is a stew? If you look in culinary dictionaries, stews are defined as using a cooking technique called braising. In fact, the words
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Traditionally a cocktail or two are the beverages of choice for New Year’s Eve or Day. Of course, I wouldn’t refuse a nice glass of sparkling wine or Champagne either to celebrate. With any
I've collaborated with Sonoma Cutrer winery since they started 40 years ago. I contribute to their magazine called "Life by the Glass" which is beautifully done and of course include recipes and wine pairings.
One of the great things about Thanksgiving is lots of leftovers. One of the not so good things about Thanksgiving is lots of leftovers. I’m one of those who loves the leftovers for the next
Wouldn’t a nice glass of wine enhance any food? Not necessarily. There are some problem children that can make matching food and wine problematical. First, let’s start with that old Euro dictum, “White wine
Photos by John Burgess, Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Is milk or are eggs nature’s “most perfect food”? If I had a vote, it’d definitely be eggs. Good any time of day they are versatile and
Focaccia bread is one, if not the most, famous of Italian flatbreads. The word focaccia (pronounced “foh-KA–cha”) has Latin origin. The translation is “baked in coals”. Many believe that pizza evolved from focaccia and came later. There are
What is truly amazing about corn is its versatility and seemingly endless uses culinary and otherwise. There are many theories about the origins of corn but most agree that sometime between 10,000 and 5,500
Fri, October 29, 2021 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT Location Foreign Cinema Restaurant 2534 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110 About this event Join friends and film lovers for a magical afternoon at