Got Fruit? Make Cobbler

Got Fruit? Make Cobbler

(July 23, 2015) My vegetable pipeline flows unimpeded in winter and spring. Brussel sprouts, various leafy greens, root vegetables, purple sprouting broccoli, leeks and spring onions provide ample material for dishes. And...

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Tour de Beer

(July 16, 2015) As gently as if she were easing a sleeping baby into a crib, a waitress settles 12 small glasses of beer, cupped in a wooden tray, onto our table in...

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Pyramid Scheme

Afghani spiced meat and rice

(July 9, 2015) Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was an Afghani restaurant in town? My father has some good stories from his 1966 visit to Afghanistan, mostly about food. Despite, or because...

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No-Fail Risotto

(July 2, 2015) One evening while stirring arborio rice, I thought of an old friend who is married to an Italian. While the rice simmered, I fired off an email to her: "Molly,...

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How to Win at Oyster Fest

And how to lose

(June 25, 2015) At 10 a.m., sitting around a window table at Mazzotti's, we got our instructions (no alcohol, score everything), got our multi-colored ballots and started eating. This year, the 25th anniversary...

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Humboldt on Tap

Would you like cherries with that?

(June 18, 2015) Ari Friedman grins down at the cherries behind the bar at Dead Reckoning Tavern in Arcata. It's a wide smile, stretching the corners of his dark mustache and crinkling his...

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Glamorous Berries

Summer pudding and Pavlova

(June 11, 2015) Even when I'm feeling fed up with food (not actual cooking, which I find simultaneously contemplative and entertaining, but with all the books and blogs and the smothering tide of...

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Hooray for Carrots — for Once

Savory carrot and fromage blanc tart

(June 4, 2015) Have you ever been excited to find carrots at the farmers market or in your CSA share? Have you ever picked up a bunch of carrots by the stems and...

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Hum Plate Round-up

Have you tried that place yet?

(May 28, 2015) As our annual Menu of Menus restaurant guide goes to press, we've been sampling some new joints that have opened up in the last year. Check out the new issue...

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Good Together

Spring wine pairings

(May 21, 2015) A new season is a wonderful opportunity to pay closer attention to what's on our plates and in our glasses. Politics aside, the impetus to eat local can simply be...

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Smoke it if You've Got it

Homemade bacon ain't that complicated

(May 14, 2015) Store-bought bacon, especially the high-end stuff, is so delicious that there's little point in making it at home, except that homemade bacon is even better. I know it's hard to...

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To the Buzzer

(July 22, 2015) The 94th annual Fortuna Rodeo rode into the sunset on Sunday, July 19. Horses, firetrucks, bands and floats made their way down Main Street for the parade, and kids...

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Chile vs. Chile: The Fast Food Edition

(July 5, 2015) Expectation is a double-edged sword when it comes to experience: it can both elevate the mundane and intensify the disappointing. Never was this more was this true than with Los...

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