Judging the Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest

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  I recently had the honor of judging the Third Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest . Six finalists were chosen to prepare their dishes for myself and four fellow food savvy judges including Liam

Judging the Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest2018-04-10T23:12:07-07:00

A Special Event to Celebrate Tomato Season

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Have you always wanted to have a big-name chef cook you dinner in a gorgeous setting? If so, I have a great opportunity, and you would be helping some great kids at the same time.

A Special Event to Celebrate Tomato Season2018-04-10T23:12:07-07:00

GOAT CHEESE STUFFED PIQUILLO PEPPERS

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  30AEATS Wonderfully versatile piquillo peppers come exclusively from the small northern Spanish region of Navarra. Nestled between the borders of southern France and Basque territory, the town of Lodosa thrives on a busy trade in

GOAT CHEESE STUFFED PIQUILLO PEPPERS2018-04-10T23:12:07-07:00

Watermelon with Chili Salt

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Photo from moreno0101    It’s going to be another hot couple of days here in Northern California!  I know most of the country has had their share of hot weather this summer.  Here

Watermelon with Chili Salt2018-04-10T23:12:07-07:00

Fresh from Alaska

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Yours truly with a fresh ling cod I’ve just returned from an annual class I do at the Talon Lodge  in Alaska. This gorgeous place is located on a private island near Sitka

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Cold Soups for Hot Weather

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As the temperature goes up, the last thing most people feel like doing is a lot of cooking. This time of year cries out for make-ahead dishes like cold soups. I’ve included several of my

Cold Soups for Hot Weather2018-04-10T23:12:08-07:00

All About Asparagus- Part 3

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COOKING ASPARAGUS Wash asparagus just before cooking to remove any bit of grit left from the sandy soil it is usually grown in. Asparagus does not usually need to be peeled unless you get a

All About Asparagus- Part 32018-04-10T23:12:08-07:00

All About Asparagus- Part 1

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If ever there was a harbinger of spring, it’s asparagus.  As the days grow longer and the soil warms, asparagus suddenly springs into life, sending up shoots that can grow 6 to 10

All About Asparagus- Part 12018-04-10T23:12:09-07:00

Remembering Ingram’s Chili Bowl

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Longtime Sonoma County residents, and even those who have traveled to Sonoma County through the years, may remember Ingram’s Chili Bowl. It was a very simple place that opened in 1951 on Old

Remembering Ingram’s Chili Bowl2018-04-10T23:12:09-07:00

Cooking for Solutions: Sablefish

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I’m already looking ahead to spring of the New Year and one of my favorite events I participate in each year, the Cooking for Solutions gathering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  I am

Cooking for Solutions: Sablefish2018-04-10T23:12:09-07:00