I recently visited Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia to understand Thomas Jefferson’s unique gardening system better and to see it first hand. Read my column which ran in the Davis Enterprise in May, 2017.
Enjoy a simple lunch of local ingredients, or talk with Chef Adam Hinojosa and Adam Parker to find out the latest of who is growing what where, or what they are preserving from the season. Here’s my take away on the market as printed in the Davis Enterprise, March 1.
I recently met Nora Pouillon, after reading her autobiography and admiring her for years. I was able to eat at Restaurant Nora with her, my daughter, and members of Les Dames D’Escoffier International. The Davis Enterprise recently published my story about this remarkable pioneer who started the first certified organic restaurant in the United States. Read more.
Washington was not only a brilliant soldier and president, he was a successful farmer, ahead of his time. Read more.
The CA Farm Bureau featured my Davis Farmers Market Cookbook in its Jan/Feb 2017 edition, California Bountiful Magazine, including five recipes just perfect for winter. Check it out.
Kate Washington did a beautiful job in today’s Sacramento Bee Food Section feature story (12/21/16) on gifts from your garden or the farmers market to your friends and family. As I said in my interview with her, who doesn’t want a cute basket of Navel oranges and Meyer lemons? I just gave a basket of those yesterday to a friend. Read more here for ideas on using herbs, cheese, and my recipe on how to candy orange peels from my Davis Farmers Market Cookbook.
Not everyone, I discovered recently, reads cookbooks from cover to cover. To that end, I describe here how best to read a cookbook, as well as some of America’s earliest cookbooks and some of my favorites — one funny, the other heartbreaking.
How do you read a cookbook?
Had so much fun fishing for pink salmon in Alaska’s Prince William Sound this summer, and took a beginner’s course from Cecelia “Pudge” Kleinkauf for women only. Turned out the course was being filmed, so I wrote it up for the Davis Enterprise in my monthly column At My Table. Read more.
This is my feature column, At My Table, in the Davis Enterprise with recipe on the first time I grilled an octopus.