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More about Halal & Kosher

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I explore the halal and kosher, the food traditions of Jewish and Muslim cultures, respectively . In that column, I promise to promise to post Imam Ali Siddiqui’s recipe for chickpeas, which you’ll find below. I also promised to post a link to the episode of Mouthful, my radio show on KRCB-FM, that focused on these two traditions with Rabbi Stephanie Kramer of Congregation Shomrei Torah and Imam Ali Siddiqui, whose… Read More »

From the Archives: More St. Supery Pairings

In today’s Pairing column, which you can read here, I write about St. Supery 2011 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc and pair it the sauteed wild flounder with frisee, arugula and grapefruit vinaigrette. In the column, I promise recipes from the previous Wine of the Week awards a St. Supery sauvignon blanc has received. Et voila, here you go: In April of 2008, St. Supery 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc was our Wine of the Week but I’ve not been… Read More »

Golden Beet Risotto, Red Beet Caviar, Winter Sunset Soup with Burrata & More

As promised in today’s Seasonal Pantry, here are links to beet recipes from the archives, along with a favorite recipe that appeared in the column before it was available on line (i.e., pre-2004). If you have a favorite way to enjoy beets, please share it here in the comments section. Beet Caviar Minced Beets with Cheese & Croutons • Serves 6 to 8 3 large (about 1  3/4 pounds total weight) red beets 1 small red onion 2 tablespoons minced fresh… Read More »

Feasting on Farro: Ten Delicious Recipes for Winter

Don’t let farro’s trendy reputation ruin your enjoyment of this ancient, delicious and healthy grain. … Read More »