About MicheleAnna.Jordan

Michele Anna Jordan has written more than twenty books, including the highly acclaimed Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings and California Home Cooking and the 2015 series, The Good Cook's Books (of Tomatoes; of Mustard; of Salt & Pepper; of Oil & Vinegar and A Food Lover's Journal). She has received numerous awards, among them a James Beard Award for Magazine Feature Writing and a Sonoma County Best Chef award; she is a four-time nominee for the James Beard Electronic Media Award for her radio show, Mouthful, the Wine Country’s Most Delicious Hour, which she both produces and hosts on KRCB-FM. She writes four weekly columns for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and also writes for Sonoma magazine. She lives in Sebastopol with her two black cats, Poe and Rosemary, and two miniature longhaired dachshunds, Joey and Lark.

Blueberry Recipes: Chutney, Salsa, Risotto & More

Blueberry season calls for blueberry recipes.

By | June 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Got Zucchini? How To Keep Up With the Harvest

Got zucchini? In June 17's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I offer help for keeping up with the zucchini harvest, which is already well underway. I also promised to post links to zucchini recipes from the archives, so here you go.

By | June 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Eggs, Brams, Shakshuka

You can prepare shakshuka in any sturdy oven-proof container, such as a cast iron frying pan, but it is even more delicious when prepared in a bram or other clay pot.

By | June 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Basic Risotto: A Simple Pantry Staple

Today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, includes a recipe for risotto cakes with warm fava vinaigrette but without a recipe for basic risotto. As promised, here is my recipe.

By | May 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Apricot Shrub & Other Yummy Recipes for Summer’s Most Fleeting Fruit

2015: In today's Seasonal Pantry, I explore shrubs, an increasingly popular category of beverage with history that extends back to pioneer days. You can read that column here.   In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about apricots, with recipes for Chicken Kababs with Onions, Bacon, [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|1 Comment

Middleton Farm Lives On!!!

Middleton Farm lives on, with new owners who will follow in Nancy Skall's talented footsteps.

By | April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

The Delicious Glory of Melted Cheese

Ahhh, melted cheese. We humans, it seems, are enchanted by it. Feeling blue? A grilled cheese sandwich will often perk you right up. In this week's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I explore the tradition of "rabbit" or "rarebit," a dish with a long history in Great Britain that [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Spring Deliciousness from the Farmers Market

Spring deliciousness is easy to create when you shop at your local farmers markets for butter, eggs, artichokes, asparagus, leeks, nettles, grapefruit & more

By | April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Some Call It Picadillo, Others Say Larb, Haché, Minchi or . . .

Some call it picadillo, haché, larb, minchi and even sloppy Joe but all follow a basic formula that calls for ground meat, aromatics like shallots and onions and seasonings, some fragrant, some sweet, some wildly spicy.

By | February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Jook , Congee, Porridge: Delicious and restorative.

Jook, congee, porridge, as a soup of rice and stock is called, is a one of the world's great comfort foods, perfect during a storm or when convalescing from almost any illness. But does it prevent hangovers? Why not try it and let us know?

By | February 11th, 2015|2 Comments