My old grandfather made and enjoyed wine for eighty years. He told me the soils in which the vines lived were a layer cake. He said the wine if properly made, was like a delcious cake layered with fruit, mocha and chocolate, hints of spice and rich, always rich. “Never pass up a good layer cake,” he would say.

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    4/23/16

    An Ode to Fava Beans

    I know what you’re thinking. Something about a nice Chianti, maybe? That scene in Silence of the Lambs may have ruined fava beans for some, but can we please call them broad beans … Read More »

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    4/16/16

    CRABS – ALL IN A DAYS WORK

    The long awaited and highly anticipated approval from California Fish and Game finally has given the green light for commercial and sport fishermen to hit the open waters of the San Francisco Bay … Read More »

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    4/2/16

    Portland Food Crawl

    A recent trip to Portland was inspired so I could meet up with blacksmith/custom cutlery guru Adam Sigal. Station Knives, is Portland’s hidden little gem, tucked away in a long retired gas station’s … Read More »

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    4/9/16

    The Wonder of Bread

    Last week, a good friend and I decided to try our hands at making bread from scratch. She had begun a starter and offered to share it with me, and we arranged for … Read More »