Food

October is Italian heritage month, and how better to celebrate at La Buona Tavola than with the heritage grain, Farro.     Favored by the ancients, the Roman Legions conquered the world on their daily ration.  Also known as emmer, …

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Napa Valley accounts for less than 4 percent of America’s total wine production. Yet it’s the country’s best-known wine region.   Napa rocketed to the forefront of American winemaking in 1976, when British wine merchant Steven Spurrier organized a wine …

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Pinot Noir wines have had their way ever since the movie Sideways glorified this lovely wine in all the wrong ways and in the wrong wine country. This is a stately, royal wine, deserving of all the accolades it gets. …

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What do the “experts” really talk about when they ramble on about the qualities of a wine varietal.  You’ve heard the drill on the language of wine-speak: “crispy, grassy, oaky, velvety, smooth, tannic, spicy,” etc. etc.   In the effort …

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From the outside, winemaking seems romantic.   Farm workers lovingly tend to their vineyards throughout the spring and summer, and then hand harvest their grapes in the early fall. Those grapes are then gently crushed — by foot, of course …

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Mortadella BiteS This is probably going to be the easiest appetizer recipe you ever made, but it is so good you’ll want to make it a lot, I promise! These mortadella bites can be put together in a few minutes …

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On Saturday morning, a friend called to seek my advice on that evening’s dinner. “My boyfriend and I are making poached salmon with truffles and shrimp in a cream sauce,” she said. “What type of wine should we drink?”   …

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Chestnut Ravioli With Brown Butter Sage Sauce I toasted the chestnuts in the oven, then peeled and chopped them. You could however simply use chestnuts from a can or jar which would eliminate that step for you. I combined the …

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The economic news for San Diego and its sister cities in the county is finally pointing up, away from the chill of the deepest recession. Recently I read that residential housing sales are up and the average price per home …

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We are just days away from the 22nd annual Harvest Celebration in Temecula Wine Country, a two day event on Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th from 10am to 4:30pm.     Over 35 wineries will participate in the …

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