Tag: food

Rigatoni with Salame Nostrano, Garlic Confit & Tomatoes

Rigatoni with Salame Nostrano, Garlic Confit & Tomatoes

This recipe, perfect for a cold winter’s night, is just what you want this weekend. And, you can have this delicious pasta dish made in less than 30 minutes. Pair it with a simple green salad with an easy balsamic vinaigrette and more bread to […]

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons….

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons….

……Rejoice! The Meyer lemon was introduced to the US from China in 1908. It is named after the agricultural explorer that gathered a clipping of what is thought to be a cross between a regular lemon and an orange tree. How are they different from […]

A Warm Winter Tartine

A Warm Winter Tartine

Just because we take some time off the ‘kitchen’ clock in the winter, doesn’t mean we still don’t want tasty snacks at home. And…, it really doesn’t get any easier, or more satisfying than this.
Follow along, thank us after.

Start with a good loaf of country style bread. Slice it thickly and toast it lightly.

Get out your favorite fruit butter. Smear a reasonable amount on the toast.

delicious emmy’s pear butter

Top the bread and butter with roasted baby onions (cleaned onions cut in half, tossed with olive oil and salt and roasted in 375f oven for 30 minutes).

lightly toasted bread, pear butter and roasted baby onions

Use a good melting cheese, nothing that will break and get oily.

good quality, whole milk mozzarella cheese

Use some nice thyme, fresh is fine but we use dried because it’s what we have the most of in winter.

english thyme from last years herb garden, dried in our warm winter kitchen

Bake that tartine in a 400f oven for 10 minutes or longer to get it good and gooey and nicely golden brown. Then top it with the thyme.

perfect and simple, a winter chef snack

If you want to share, and we know you do, cut your snack into bite size pieces and make a friend.

a perfect bite for the chef
Pine Street Market X Portland, Oregon.

Pine Street Market X Portland, Oregon.

From DTLA to Amsterdam to Singapore, and almost everywhere in between, no big city today is complete without an urban ‘food hall’. A place that blends genre and culture, sweet and savory, crowds large and diverse. Pine Street Market is a foodie sanctuary. A spot […]

ALMORADUZ – Cocina de Autor

We are fortunate to be in a business that we love and still feel passionate about after all these years. For the millions of people who follow us here, you know we never stop exploring our craft and taking notes to become better cooks. Our […]

The Williams Selyem Harvest Party 2017

The Williams Selyem Harvest Party 2017

What an honor it was to be asked to cook a festive supper for the men and women who make this incredible winery tick. After such a devastating October in wine country it was an extra special afternoon as everyone shared good cheer and soaked up the harvest vibes together in the heart of the Russian River Valley.

The Menu for the Williams Selyem Harvest Party 2017
Research & Development in Southern Arizona: Tucson Travelogue

Research & Development in Southern Arizona: Tucson Travelogue

Every now and then it is time to get out of town and visit a place historically known for iconic food, art and hospitality. It keeps our creative juices flowing and lets us take measure with others in our field, a way to set our […]

Marin Farmers Market in July – Snapshots of What’s Happening

Marin Farmers Market in July – Snapshots of What’s Happening

It’s all happening Thursday mornings in Marin…

Organic Dry Farmed Potatoes from David Little
Pluots from Feather River Farm
Basil and Tomatoes from Payne Farm
Serpent Cucumbers from Payne Farm
A Mountain of Green Beans from Tomatero Farm
A Wall of Rainbow Chard from Tomatero Farm
Squash Blossoms from Star Route Farm in Bolinas
Celtuce from Star Route Farm
Spinach By the Bunch from Star Route Farm
Cypress Flower Farm; Always Well Represented
Red Flame Grapes from Rojas Family Farm in Fresno
Heirloom Tomatoes, Pasture Eggs and Nuts from Full Belly Farm in Yolo County
Sweet Frying Peppers from Full Belly Farm
Baskets of Fruit and Peppers from Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg
Flowers from Front Porch Farm
Chester Blackberries from Sebastopol Berry Farm in Sebastopol, CA
It’s Always a Good Time for Chili

It’s Always a Good Time for Chili

Just because winter is over doesn’t mean a killer bowl of spicy beef and beans is out of the question. In fact, the Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off this year is right around the corner (May 6). Here is a recipe for one of our very favorite versions […]