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What’s your favorite turkey dressing? Here’s mine, along with other delicious options.

At heart, I’m pretty much of a traditionalist when it comes to turkey dressing. Here’s my favorite way to stuff a turkey. … Read More »

Book Signing & Tasting at West End Farmers Market This Sunday

I’ll be doing a book signing and tasting this Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the West End Farmers Market (901 Donahue St., Santa Rosa). It’s a great time to do some early holiday shopping, to treat yourself to one of my new books or to simply stop by, say hi, and sample some of my favorite artisan salts. I’ll also have the world’s newest olive oil–olio nuovo from DaVero–for tasting.… Read More »

International Year of Soils: Farming, Food & Film at Healdsburg’s Shed

The United Nations declared 2015 International Year of Soils and Shed(25 North St., Healdsburg) celebrates it this week with three events about farming, food and film.… Read More »

Green Bean Season!

The most important thing to understand when cooking green beans is that they need actually cooking for their full flavors to develop. Uncooked or undercooked green beans were one of Julia Child’s pet peeves. Your teeth should go through a bean with just a tiny bit of resistance. If it is crunchy or bitter, it hasn’t been cooked long enough.… Read More »