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Fresh Dungeness Crab off the boat
Beverages

Drinking Apples on a Cold Night

Article

A Polenta Bar: Holiday Entertaining Made Easy

Recipe

Creamy Polenta in a Crock Pot or ...

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Posole: A Fall & Winter Feast

Recipe

Posole Rojo

Soups

Seafood Posole

Soups

Posole Blanco, with a Variation for Posole ...

“Michele Anna Jordan has been exploring and extolling the wonders of Wine Country (and especially Sonoma County) food and wine since long before it was recognized by the rest of the country as one of the great culinary treasure spots. Not only is she a great teacher but also has the ability to communicate recipes in a straightforward “I can do that” manner that has been an inspiration for cooks of all abilities. Her role as culinary historian for our part of the world is much appreciated and she, almost single-handedly, has made stars of our local growers, farmers, and producers. We’re so lucky she is here with us!”

– Chef John Ash, author and father of Wine Country Cuisine

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Fresh

Posole: A Fall & Winter Feast

Posole means two things, the hard corn also known as hominy and the soups and stews that call for it. Many Mexican restaurants, including in Sonoma County, offer it, typically ...

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Melted Brie Cheese Narrative

Beer & Cheese: A Trigeminal Touchdown!

From Maine to California, chefs and sommeliers are recognizing what certain cultures have understood for centuries, that fermented grain-based beverages flatter and are flattered by cheese, which is itself a ...

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Narrative

Rare Meat and Rhubarb

My sole memories of food until my fourth birthday have to do with watermelon, which was the only thing I remember wanting to eat. Then we went on a vacation, ...

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Potato Salad with Bacon and Tomatoes Opinion

Potato Salad Preferences

Potato salad is one of those incredibly personal things, like spaghetti sauce. Most of us ate it when we were kids, imprinting on our mother’s versions no matter how ...

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Glass of Wedding Cuvee at a tasting room Drink Pairings

What To Drink with Potato Salads

A lovely quaffer with potato salads of all kinds. If potato salad will be part of a barbecue or picnic, it is a good idea to offer a selection of ...

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Soups

Seafood Posole

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Cilantro Sauce

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