About MicheleAnna.Jordan

Michele Anna Jordan has written more than twenty books, including the highly acclaimed Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings and California Home Cooking and the 2015 series, The Good Cook's Books (of Tomatoes; of Mustard; of Salt & Pepper; of Oil & Vinegar and A Food Lover's Journal). She has received numerous awards, among them a James Beard Award for Magazine Feature Writing and a Sonoma County Best Chef award; she is a four-time nominee for the James Beard Electronic Media Award for her radio show, Mouthful, the Wine Country’s Most Delicious Hour, which she both produces and hosts on KRCB-FM. She writes four weekly columns for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and also writes for Sonoma magazine. She lives in Sebastopol with her two black cats, Poe and Rosemary, and two miniature longhaired dachshunds, Joey and Lark.

$5 Lunch + Music, This Sunday in Healdsburg

On Sunday, St. John's Catholic Church and the Healdsburg Museum are hosting a special $5 Lunch + Music event from 1:30 to 3 p.m. or maybe a bit later at St. John Catholic Church's Gym (208 Matheson St., Healdsburg).

By | November 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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.

By | November 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The Season’s Sweetest Open House, Saturday & Sunday

The season's sweetest open house takes place this Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, when Patisserie Angelica hosts its annual tasting.

By | November 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Stocks, Homemade & Purchased

Many home cooks are afraid of homemade stock, believing that it is difficult to make. It isn't. The best stocks are cooked for quite some time but actual hands-on work is minimal.

By | November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Two Easy Ways to Help Lake County

There are two easy ways to help victims of the Valley Fire this Thursday, one in west county, another south of Sonoma.

By | September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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.

By | August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Venison Crepinettes with Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

In my Wine of the Week Pairing column for July 4, in which I write about Bogle Vineyards 2013 California Old Vine Zinfandel, I suggest that one of the best matches for this wine is venison crepinettes.

By | July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Franco’s Mexican-Style Chorizo with Queso Fundido

Franco Dunn makes irresistible chorizo, including Mexican-style chorizo (both verde and rojo).

By | July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Rosé with Gravlax: Wild Pacific King Salmon Cured with Absinthe & Black Pepper Oil

I just happened to have freshly cured gravlax on hand when it came time to explore Lasseter Family Winery's 2014 Enjoué, a delightful rosé, in my Wine of the Week Pairing column. I sliced off a couple of thin pieces of silky salmon, poured a glass of well-chilled wine and [...]

By | July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Blueberry Recipes: Chutney, Salsa, Risotto & More

Blueberry season calls for blueberry recipes.

By | June 13th, 2015|0 Comments