The ties between food and film run deep, whether it’s Lady and the Tramp sharing spaghetti and meatballs, a food fight in “Animal House” or dinner with Andre. The Napa Valley Film Festival, opening this week on Nov. 8 and running through Nov. 12 builds on this connection with parties, culina…
When we fire up the barbecue, the grill is often tricked out with a variety of meats. Steak, chicken, seafood, burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chops and sausages, all just waiting for the perfect companion side dish.
Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to herald spring. As soon as the ground defrosts, this flowering perennial emerges. The strength of the root system allows the spears to be pushed up several inches per day.
Chef Cristian Borchi would put the Energizer Bunny to shame. In addition to being the maestro-chef and instructor for the guests of my “Let’s Go Cook Italian” tours, he is the owner of Ristorante Locanda L’Antica Porta Levante in Vicchio, Tuscany and the Passaguai Cibo 3 Vino wine and snack …
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I first became acquainted with persimmons when I purchased the Ink House B & B back in the ‘90s. I’d seen them, of course, but have to admit I’d never tasted one until well into my adult years.
This year marks the 100th birthday of a guy most of us know and some of us love — Mr. Peanut. Although only 1.48 ounces at a height of 2.87 inches, he is a giant among men in the peanut world.
The Prunus persica, a deciduous tree native to Northwest China, was first domesticated and cultivated in the 10th century. These trees bear one of the incredible lush fruits of summer, the peach.
Crispy, crunchy, chilled and with a kaleidoscope of color to charm your guests or simply pretty up your al fresco picnic table, Italian-inspired summer salads are easy and fresh.
The Winter Fancy Food Show 2016 boasted record-breaking attendance with nearly 20,000 attendees, 1,500 exhibitors, and more than 1,000 new products. Held in San Francisco, this is the largest specialty food trade show on the West Coast.
Chips are my guilty pleasure. If I had to create a “last meal” they would be included on the menu. Yes, with all the glorious foods I’m privileged to savor, the alluring chip holds a special place in my pantry.
Truth be told, not all holiday traditions are ones we look forward to. For many of us the season includes the annual family tradition of heading south on I-5 to visit loved ones.