A quick history: Iced sweets such as ice cream, sherbets, granitas, snow cones, frozen drinks and the like have been around a long time, since at least 4000 B.C. Nobles along the Euphrates River built
John Burgess, Press Democrat So, what is a sandwich? Originally it was thought to be any variety of fillings held together with two or more slices of bread. The bread has morphed into
Dutch Babies with blueberries, maple syrup and lemon from chef John Ash. (Photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat) The origins of brunch are a bit hazy. Some think that the meal has its
According to Robin Williams: Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' Everything jumps back to life. It is nature’s rebirth and special ingredients that we haven’t seen for a while become available. There are
For Women’s History Month, we look at three cooks ― and their recipes ― who had a big impact on Wine Country cooking.Christine Gustafson2021-03-17T21:24:06-07:00
THREE WINE COUNTRY WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WAY WE EAT There are 3 women who many have not heard of but who changed the way we think about food. We owe them so much.
Favorite Recipes from Chef John Ash ASIAN NOODLES (Photo credit: John Burgess/The Press Democrat) The world of Asian noodles is vast. There is some dispute over who originally came up with the idea of mixing
The idea of midnight spaghetti is not a new one. Known in Italy as Spaghettata di Mezzanote its preparation occurs after a night of drinking and partying or maybe you’ve forgotten to eat during the
For those of a certain age we remember the grand foods of the 60's and 70's which the television series Mad Men epitomized. Dishes like these appeared on fancy restaurant menus all around the country.
The COVID-19 virus has changed how most of us think about Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday by the way. We are told that we shouldn’t gather in large, non-familial groups, should avoid the classic buffet, use
John Burgess, Santa Rosa Press Democrat Fall is a special time of year. Summer is winding down and our circadian clocks are kicking in and yearning for more hearty and deeply flavored foods.