Favorite Recipes ~ BRUNCH


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

Favorite Recipes ~ BRUNCH2021-05-22T04:15:06-07:00

Favorite Recipes – SPRING 2021


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

Favorite Recipes – SPRING 20212021-04-22T03:07:04-07:00

For Women’s History Month, we look at three cooks ― and their recipes ― who had a big impact on Wine Country cooking.


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.

For Women’s History Month, we look at three cooks ― and their recipes ― who had a big impact on Wine Country cooking.2021-03-17T21:24:06-07:00

Asian Noodles


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

Asian Noodles2021-05-22T04:07:29-07:00

Recipes: My Mad Men Menu


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. 

Recipes: My Mad Men Menu2020-12-24T00:07:57-08:00



Southeast Asia is home to a rich cross-cultural table with every country providing a distinctive cuisine that, at the same time, shares similarities with its neighbors. The Chinese, Arabs, and Indians early on established many

Recipes: SOUTHEAST ASIAN FLAVORS2020-07-31T19:48:41-07:00

Recipes: Sustainable Seafoods


Most authorities agree that eating more seafood and shellfish and less red and processed meat is a choice that's good for your health and much better for the environment. Unfortunately, with many seafood choices, there are three other

Recipes: Sustainable Seafoods2020-06-13T20:15:04-07:00
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