Enjoy this article from my column at the Press Democrat. All Photos: ©John Burgess/The Press Democrat Mushrooms are one of the most interesting foods that we consume. Delicious, deadly, mysterious, intoxicating, enigmatic. Throughout history mushrooms
MEXICAN RECIPES The cuisine of Mexico is wildly diverse, although you wouldn’t always know that if you haven’t visited there. Fast food and “Americanized” Mexican restaurants are unfortunately what we often see in the States.
As seen in the Press Democrat, August 2019 https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9813040-181/celebrity-chef-john-ashs-easy “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language” (from Henry James) “When one has tasted watermelon,
Serves 8 This is a perfect summertime dish to start a lunch or dinner. The heat of the serrano chiles contrasts with the cool, refreshing melon and the mint, lime and salty proscuitto add interesting
I’ve been asked in the past “if you had to eat only one fish . . . what would it be?” Without question it’s black cod (anoplopoma fimbria). To set the record straight it’s not
Serves 4 This is a beautifully green soup in which you can make all kinds of substitutions such as broccoli for some or all the peas, watercress or spinach for some or all of the
According to Mark Twain: “A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” The word "cauliflower" derives from the Italian cavolfiore, meaning "cabbage flower". Cauliflowers have been around for a long time and
STINGING NETTLES Here is one of my favorite recipes from my book “Cooking Wild”. It's available in bookstores and via Amazon. Now is the time to pick nettles or get at your local Farmer’s Market.
Serves 8 - 10 Corning is an old English term that refers to pellets of salt called corns. It has nothing to do with corn the vegetable. If you’ve ever looked at the ingredient list
The “Ugly Knob” description came from the Grande Dame of British food writing, Elizabeth David, who had great affection for this homely looking root vegetable. In case you aren’t familiar with her, she predated Julia