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 [...]

By | December 12th, 2012|3 Comments

My radio is crying

"How could they do this just before Thanksgiving, when we were already on hold with our holiday questions?" a customer at the Sebastopol farmers market asked as she mourned the abrupt cancellation of "The Good Food Hour" by Maverick Media, owner of KSRO AM. Of course, listeners weren't literally on [...]

By | November 20th, 2012|10 Comments

A. G. Ferrari Foods: Tonight on Mouthful

If like me you are still trying to find your way after the closure of Traverso's, you might want to tune in to my radio show, Mouthful, the Wine Country's Most Delicious Hour, tonight to hear what Paul Ferrari of A. G. Ferrai Foods has to say about the upcoming [...]

By | November 18th, 2012|0 Comments

All Things Cheese with Doralice Handal

This Sunday evening, cheesemonger Doralice Handal of The Cheese Shop in Healdsburg will be my guest on "Mouthful, the Wine Country's Most Delicious Hour." I have long wanted to chat with Doralice, as she is extremely knowledgeable about cheeses and has a feisty passion for life that I find highly [...]

By | September 21st, 2012|0 Comments

The History of the Santa Rosa Farmers Market

This Sunday evening on my radio show, Mouthful, the Wine Country's Most Delicious Hour, I'll be exploring the history of the Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market. I tend to keep what I do on my two food-related radio shows separate from what I do in print but I'm posting about [...]

By | March 10th, 2012|9 Comments

Traverso’s: A Love Song

Tomorrow is Traverso's last day of business. Last Wednesday, the last day for sandwiches, you'd never guess what was to come. The store was packed and not only with long-time customers. Dozens of middle school and high school kids stood patiently, awaiting their turn at the sandwich counter.

By | November 29th, 2011|8 Comments

Cake Futures, cooking classes & all the chocolate you can eat

Here are descriptions of items in a live auction taking place at "Cake Futures," on Thursday, June 2, at Soda Rock Winery.

By | May 27th, 2011|1 Comment

Chocolate! Tonight!

Love chocolate? Love sparkling wine? Love great pinot noir? Stop by the Bubbles Party tonight at Cellars of Sonoma in Railroad Square and meet Dr. Charlyn Belluzo of Amorosa Bella. You'll be delightfully surprised.

By | December 16th, 2010|1 Comment