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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 »

Fresh From Our Farmers: French Garden Farm Stand

Twice a week Lilia Viramontes sets up the farm stand she manages in the parking lot of the French Garden Restaurant (8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol). On Sunday, as the restaurant serves brunch, the stand is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The produce is grown about 2 to 3 miles northwest, at Dan Smith’s French Garden Farm. Currently, the stand is like a microcosm of farmers markets, with the last of winter’s… Read More »

Cooking with Preserved Lemons, Part 2

When you have preserved lemons on hand, you want recipes that call for them. In this post, I feature recipes originally published in Seasonal Pantry in 2003: Butter Lettuce with Gorgonzola Dressing; Dungeness Crab with Meyer Lemon Remoulade, Composed Salad with Chicken, Olives & Angel Hair Pasta and more. … Read More »