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Stories from Michele Anna Jordan
Seasonal pantry: Conical cabbage tasty raw or cooked
Michele Anna Jordan introduces a new, conical shaped cabbage, with recipes on what to do with it.
Pairing: Brawny Barbera a foil for chicken liver
Enotria 2012 Mendocino County Barbera is big and brawny, a good match with braised meats and liver.
Pairings: La Follette pinot a match for gnocchi
La Follette 2013 North Coast Pinot Noir pairs with earthy flavors, including a beet gnocchi with walnut-sage butter.
Seasonal pantry: Eggplants a tasty backdrop for flavor
Eggplant is not only beautiful to look at, but a versatile and tasty ingredient in the kitchen.
Seasonal pantry: The perfect way to cook okra
Okra can be a challenge if you’ve had a bad experience, which typically means it has been slimy. Here’s how to cook an enjoyable version of okra.
Pairing: Sauvignon blanc with fish tacos
Amici 2014 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, our wine of the week, pairs well with fish tacos.
Seasonal pantry: Time for the fresh taste of watermelon
Watermelon salads and gazpachos are showing up on local farm fresh menus.
Ahi Poke salad with Sidebar rosé
Refreshing ahi salad paired with Sidebar 2015 Russian River Valley Rosé
Pairings: Early Summer Fattoush with Cherry Tart Pinot Noir
Broaden the wine’s appeal with dishes that mitigate the alcohol in this delicate, dry pinot.
Pairings: Grilled chicken with Mendocino zinfandel
The Edmeades zin can take a bit of heat, but overdoing the hot sauce will overpower its silky smooth flavor.
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