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Everything Culinary · 5M ago

Scotch Dinner 2016

Here's the pairing menu from last nights Scotch dinner.  Everything was great, and I particularly liked the Duck Breast with Cherry Gastrique;  we did sous vide and then seared it to finish;...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

Cranberries

Here's my November column from the Petaluma Post:What fruit grows on an evergreen shrub, floats and bounces?  Yes it is our holiday staple turned main stream, the cranberry.  Considered by m...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

Pop Goes the Popcorn

Here's my October column from the Petaluma Post:After school for the kids, a snack at your favorite game or snuggled down on the couch for a movie it’s time to have popcorn.  A funny story, ...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

Heirloom Produce

From my Petaluma Post column, August 2015:Rhubarb, figs, quince.  If you are like me these fruits make me think of my grandmother.  She had Rhubarb, black berry and apple mini pies for desse...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

The Sweetest Taste of Summer

From my Petaluma Post column, July 2015:On a hot summer day there is nothing sweeter or more refreshing than watermelon.  You can’t have aCompressed Tomato and Basil with Watermelon with She...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

Chili, Chile, or Chilli?

From my Petaluma Post column:Yes I mean Chili, summer time BBQs are a great time for Chili.  But there is so much controversy over this simple dish.  Do you make Chili con carne (chili with ...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

Cheese, Bacon & Bourbon!

From my Petaluma Post column:Happy Butter & Eggs Day!  What a wonderful celebration of Petaluma and our heritage.  I don’t often talk about myself in my articles; I am a home grown kid born ...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

Are you in a pickle?

From my Petaluma Post column:Did you know that the third week of May is national Pickle Week?  In past articles I have mentioned pickles on my Gastro Pub station, they pair well with so many...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

Gastropub

From my Petaluma Post column:Gastropub, "a high end restaurant and bar serving food and beer."  For so many years we have been working on wine and food pairings, but let's take a step back i...
Everything Culinary · 5M ago

A Little Bit of Sunshine

From my Petaluma Post column:In my mind January is probably the darkest month of the year, the holidays are put away, the days are short, the rain and maybe even snow are coming down.  You k...