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What is your idea of a perfect meal? I would start with a small appetizer and pasta is a must. I’m a steak guy and love having it with lobster too–and of course wine. I prefer cabernet.  What recipe still gives you goosebumps? A really good ravioli recipe. What cooking…More

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Kathleen Hill, Sonoma, California’s Grande Dame of Antique kitchen utensils, culinary collectibles and pieces of exceptional provenance displayed her various French and American cracker tins at Marin French Cheese’s annual festival last weekend. Lots of cheese, music and Marin Cheese styled merriment graced the festival under 95-degree temperatures. Hill has…More

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What is your idea of a perfect meal? Spaghetti with sea urchins, with my feet in the sand on the Amalfi coast. What recipe still gives you goosebumps? Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Butter Sauce. What cooking personality, living or dead do you most admire? Faith Willinger, living. Marcella Hazan, dead. What’s…More

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Alice Waters, chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California will be appearing at The Center for the Arts, in Grass Valley, California, this Friday, September 8. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995…More

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Artisan Purveyors

When Vincent Verret walked into our offices in Sonoma in 2014 with three bottles of OSO Cry Out pepper sauce we were intrigued with the product, enjoyed the flavor but didn’t have the ability at that time to help bring the product to market. Things change. In 2015, we purchased…More

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First it was Goji Berries. Tibor Fischl of GojiFarmUsa first brought them to our attention in 2013 before he become one of the largest Goji Berry producers in the state. Fishl claimed it was the “new superfood”. Today, Fischl has over 8000 plants in Sonoma County, Ca. and is producing…More

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When you start to type in “chia health benefits” in a search engine, what pops up first is “chia head,” which is kind of funny. The universe is a weird and wacky place alright and isn’t it just a sweet paradox that the chia that is currently whirling in everyone’s…More

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Share this sweet quickie with someone and they’ll love you forever (or at least until the last bit of chocolate & graham goodness is devoured). You can make it for one—just halve the ingredients and call it a cupcake. We used a very rich, thick and chocolatey Mexican Milk Chocolate…More

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For me, the road to chili cook-off competitions is now a road less traveled. The thought of attending such an event, either as a culinary competitor or a consumer, seldom teases my palate. I consumed massive amounts of chili in while living in Manhattan. JG Melon, P.J. Clarkes, Dorian’s Red…More

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