Dressing Up Roasted Cauliflower

With homemade za'atar

(April 11, 2019) Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is a member of the species Brassica oleracea, which includes a number of familiar vegetables, like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi...

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Lemony Soup for the Soul

Greek avgolemono chicken soup soothes

(April 4, 2019) Greek lemon chicken soup is luscious, bright with citrus and soothing. It's perfect for a cold or a cold night, which are still plentiful in Humboldt in April. If...

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French Butter Crab

A Vietnamese take on local Dungeness

(March 28, 2019) As a college student in 1990, I bartended at Peko's Bar in the Sunset District around 19th Avenue in San Francisco. One cold night, a customer brought me the famous...

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A Local Chocolate and Cannabis Pairing

Humboldt Chocolate and Emerald Family Farms team up for edibles

(March 21, 2019) The idea of chocolate edibles isn't new but in an area that's marketed itself as the cannabis capital of California, making a point to stay local is significant —...

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Do Uber Eats and DoorDash Deliver Profits?

Local restaurants weigh the cost of delivery services

(March 14, 2019) When, at already-in-your-pajamas o'clock, with Netflix alerting you the next episode will start in seven seconds, you realize you must have a bacon cheeseburger or a poké bowl, throwing...

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A Farmer with Deep Roots

Paul Giuntoli continues the family business at Warren Creek Farms

(February 28, 2019) Anyone who has shopped at the Saturday Arcata Farmers Market likely knows Paul Giuntoli's face. Before he and his wife Carla scaled back from intensive production to focus on...

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What to Eat Monday, Friday and Until the Crab Runs Out

Hum Plate Roundup

(February 21, 2019) Crab it while you can Domoic acid and low weights have led to enough crab-less Christmases to keep us from taking Dungeness for granted. Crack 'em while we've got 'em, folks....

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Bottled Up at Tomaso's

Tom Pagano looks to sell the local sauce and distribution outfit

(February 14, 2019) When it comes to cooking, Tom Pagano is a homerun hitter. He not only helped start Ramone's Café & Bakery and the Plaza Grill, he's also built a local...

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Folie Douce's New Flavors

Change in ownership brings Lebanese and North African dishes to town

(February 7, 2019) After a 30-minute break and a glass of dark iced tea following lunch service, Reda Salhi was back at the prep counter, sharpening a chef's knife with a steel. Satisfied,...

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Together for a New Year Feast

Chinese savory rice ball soup

(January 31, 2019) Chinese New Year is around the corner, falling on Feb. 5 this year. To celebrate the Year of the Golden Pig, my southern Chinese family's tradition is to have savory...

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Celery at Center Stage

Celery braised with leeks

(January 24, 2019) An ingredient of Italian soffritto, French mirepoix and the Cajun holy trinity, celery is rarely at center stage in a recipe. We'll change that in 2019. Celery has a long...

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Drag Me, Vegans

Failing less miserably at a plant-based diet

(January 17, 2019) Last week a sample of Milkadamia arrived at my office in artsy packaging that bore the competing slogans "Moo is moot" and "Cuddle in a cup." It looked like the...

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Hum Plate Roundup

Parm, pastrami and double dessert

(January 10, 2019) Red sauce for the blues Pity those whose otherwise broadening travels render them unable to enjoy American immigrant iterations of their ancestral cuisines. I think of my old classmate returning...

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Raising a Glass of Resilience

Breweries lend their taps to help Butte County

(January 3, 2019) Even for fire-wary and -weary Californians like myself, it's been hard to comprehend the destruction of the Camp Fire, the Nov. 8 wildfire that decimated the town of Paradise in...

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The Simple Pleasure of Lentils

A tradition for a happier New Year

(December 27, 2018) On New Year's Eve, a steaming pot of lentils with whole sausages and slices of traditional cotechino, large pork sausage, was always on the dinner menu at home in Perugia,...

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