A Press Democrat Blog

Eat this now

Seasonal Pantry at your fingertips

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 »

Pinot Noir with Maitake Risotto

In today’s Pairing column, which combines succulent duck meatballs with Pali 2010 Sonoma Coast Riviera Vineyard Pinot Noir, I suggest that maiktake risotto is a great match, too. Indeed, you can serve the risotto with both the pinot and the meatballs for a sensational meal. You’ll find my recipe for Maitake Mushroom Risotto here. Maitake mushrooms, also known as Hen of the Woods, are available at year-round farmers markets in Santa Rosa and Sonoma and at the seasonal markets that… Read More »