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More Mediterranean: Sicily

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I discuss the resurgence in popularity of the Mediterranean diet and its special relevance to California. I also promise to post links to Mediterranean dishes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.  This is the first of a series of posts, each one focusing on a specific region. I’m starting with Sicily. Formaggio All’Argentiera Silversmith’s Cheese Citrus Salad Bulghur Wheat Salad with Parsley & Lemon Sicilian Frittata Pasta with Ricotta, Lemon Zest and… Read More »

Cooking with Wine: Some Favorite Recipes

As I promised in today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I’m posting links to some of my favorite recipes that call for wine. Because I use it so frequently, it is impossible to include all the recipes here. I’ve chosen those most suited to fall and winter and have also selected examples that defy the common wisdom of white wine with fish, chicken and vegetables and red wine with red meats. Cooking with White Wine: Firehouse Clams and… Read More »

What’s Your Favorite Mustard?

When mustard flowers blanket the fields and meadows of northern California, it is impossible not to think of mustard, one of the world’s most popular condiments. Share your favorites here, where you will find delicious spring recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.… Read More »