Wild Mushroom Soup with Sherry and Thyme
Steak Sandwiches with Spicy Horseradish Mayonnaise
Apricot-Vanilla Sparkling Wine Floats
Honeyed Fig and Goat Cheese Tart
Spinach Salad with Chicken, Strawberries, Blue Cheese, and Almond
Prosciutto, Apple, and Brie Monte Cristos
Lemon-Garlic Lamb Chops with Minted Couscous
Sonoma’s newest crush
Small is beautiful at Crushpad, a custom-crush facility that has opened a visitors center and tasting room where you can try – and buy – microboutique wines from more than 50 of California’s top vineyards. It’s just a few blocks off the northeast corner of the Sonoma square, on the Sebastiani Winery grounds.
Since its 2004 opening in San Francisco, Crushpad has been helping clients around the world make custom-designed wines in 25-case lots, offering as much or as little hand-holding as needed. Read more
How to Make French Toast
A breakfast staple every cook should know how to make.
French toast is a Sunday morning classic, in part because it’s a crowd-pleaser, but also because it’s quick, unfussy, and made with ingredients you likely have on hand. Just grab some fresh bread, slice it into thick pieces, soak it in a mixture of milk and eggs, and fry it until golden. Simple as that sounds, there are still a few pointers to keep in mind, like choosing the right bread and using the correct proportion of milk to eggs.
Classic French Toast
Perfect pairings for fall favorites There’s a chill in the air. And the lighter, brighter foods of summer (salads, summer veggies, grilled chicken) are giving way to the heavier and more intense foods of fall (earthy vegetables, soups and stews, roasts and braises). You might even be starting to crave Thanksgiving dinner. Read more
New York Steaks with Martini Butter
Christmas Dinner Spectacular
Our gift to you? Three festive menus: impressive mains, delicious sides – plus the perfect wine pairings.
Mustard Seed-Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Dijon Crème Fraîche and Roasted Balsamic Onions
Lemon- and Prosciutto-Stuffed Pork Loin Roast with Broccolini
Celery Root and Potato Mash
Rosemary-Rubbed Side of Salmon with Roasted Potatoes, Parsnips, and Mushrooms
Rainbow Chard and Radicchio Sauté
Wake up call!
Where to enjoy the best breakfasts in Wine Country
There’s nothing like waking up in Wine Country, with the promise of a perfect day ahead. So, why not indulge in an amazing breakfast? Whether you like to ease into the day with coffee and a fresh-baked scone, or you’re up for a three-course brunch, here are the spots to start your day off right. Read more
The Power of Positive Drinking
A cocktail (or beer or wine) can be as good for your body as it is for your frame of mind.
Rosemary Lemon Drop
Hot Buttered Vanilla Rum
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Cranberries, brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without these classic ingredients. But there are excellent reasons to eat them on other days, too: They’re delicious, they’re easy to cook, and each happens to be a nutritional superstar. Turn the page for great recipes and ideas, a market shopping guide, and more on why eating each of these Thanksgiving superfoods can be so good for you.
Petrale with Lemon-Shallot Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, and Sage
Cranberry and Vanilla Bean Sorbet
15 Dishes in 15 Minutes
With just 15 minutes of prep, dinner’s on the table. Read on for the recipes – and the tips and tricks of the speedy cook.
Herbed Balsamic Chicken with Blue Cheese
Spice-Roasted Cornish Hens with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
Rosemary Trout with Cherry Tomato Relish
Mahi Mahi Skewers with Tapenade and Couscous
Spicy Orange Chicken Stir-Fry
Hoisin Pork Tenderloin with Asian Carrot Salad
Summer Cookbook (contributor)
Celebrate the season’s finest offerings with this month-by-month guide, complete with top-rated recipes and shopping, storage, and preparation tips.
Grilled Pepper Poppers
Heirloom Tomato and Herb Pappardelle
Dish of the Year / Anything with an Egg on Top
Not only is the egg the world’s most perfect food, it’s also one of the most economical ways to add protein and luscious richness to all kinds of dishes. And we can’t think of anything more sunny and inviting than an egg, poached or fried, sitting atop our favorite pasta, pizza, or salad. Take a crack at this fun new trend with the three inventive recipes that follow.
Pizza with Eggs, Roasted Red Peppers, Olives, and Arugula
Eggs Benedict Salad
Fettuccini Carbonara with Fried Eggs