Stories from Michele Anna Jordan
Seasonal pantry: Celebrate Mardi Gras with a feast
Indulge in a New Orlean-style feast that includes Cajun-Style Smothered Cabbage with Andouille and Bananas Foster for dessert.
Seasonal Pantry: The benefits of coconut
Crack open an aged coconut and you’ll find milk, cream and flesh that can be turned into multipurpose oil.
Pairings: Ribeye steak with Argentine malbec
Alamos 2015 Mendoza pairs well with funky flavors such as beets, blue cheese and the black chanterelle mushrooms in this dish.
Seasonal Pantry: 3 easy winter slaws
These slaw recipes made with winter vegetables are simple, delicious and full of good nutrients.
Pairings: Kale salad with sauvignon blanc
The citrus notes of sauvignon blanc is a natural pairing for the fresh flavors of this crisp salad.
Pairing: Classic Provence pizza with Geyserville ‘Christo’
Marietta Cellars’ red blend pairs well with beef of all kinds, French onion soup and Pissaladiere.
Seasonal Pantry: Dishes to bring in the New Year
With Sonoma County sausage and hog jowls, join other cultures by eating good luck foods.
Pairing: Serve spaghettini with Mumm Brut Prestige
Simple but elegant Spaghettini with Créme Fraiche & Caviar pairs well with Napa Valley bubbly.
Seasonal Pantry: Sonoma County cows make superior butter
Locally made butter is a pantry essential, not just something for the occasional indulgence.