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Produce & Meat

Squashing the Competition

Chef Dave Wasem of Grand Lake Kitchen whips up a delicata squash dish just in time for fall.
October 13, 2016

Summer Stars Corn at Pican

Pican’s executive chef Jerome Fressinier shares a recipe for maque choux, a corny creation that’s essentially creamy corn succotash just in time for summer.
July 29, 2016

John Thiel Shares a Strawberry Recipe

The zabaglione mousse with organic strawberries and amaretti at Pappo is a great way to show off strawberries.
June 16, 2016

Spring Sandwich by Jay Porter Delights

Asparagus, an emblematic, coming-of-spring thing, can become a luscious open-faced sandwich at The Half Orange.
May 11, 2016

Mendocino Goes Crabless for Big Festival

This year’s 16th annual Crab, Wine & Beer Festival in Mendocino County was missing a main ingredient, Dungeness crab, but organizers, chefs, judges, attendees didn’t let that get them down.
April 04, 2016

Spring Onions Hit the Right Flavor Notes of Spring

Chef Saboor Zafari of Angela’s Kitchen in Alameda uses them in his recipe for aushak, or Afghani dumplings
April 03, 2016

Bitterly Delicious Dandelions

Tender, toothsome greens help tame spring fever.
March 05, 2016

Cool as a Cauliflower

It’s an often-overlooked workhorse of a winter vegetable, once humbled in this country as a colorless vehicle for uninspired cheese sauce. But as good cooks the world over have known for centuries, cauliflower is anything but common.
January 03, 2016

Grasshoppers Add Crunch and Punch

Calavera puts edible insects—chapulines—on the menu: Today’s pests are tomorrow’s taco fillings.
December 23, 2015

Radicchio Makes a Great Caesar

Follow the recipe of Marc Baltes of Boot and Shoe for a fine fall and early winter salad.
December 03, 2015