I head to southern Oregon to learn about Harry & David's famous Royal Riviera Pear and meet the people behind the pears (not to mention the Moose Munch, chocolate treats, baked goodies, and perfect hand-tied, 7-loop bows).
A hearty pasta dish inspired by the bountiful markets of Bologna, Pasta con Verdure, Salsiccia, e Panna is brimming with sautà©ed veggies, beefed up with sausage, and finished with thick cream.
A magical evening in a secret garden spent making mozzarella...and the future of my unborn son
A quick and easy pasta dish full of vibrant, sassy flavors (purportedly invented by "ladies of the night" who lured in customers with the scent of this simmering away)
An Umbrian specialty: penne pasta smothered in a rich cream sauce crumbled sausage and plentiful shavings of black truffle.
The camera crew at Bing follows me as I wander the city snipering shots of pretty produce and catches me chowing down. Stops: ACE Hotel/Stumptown Coffee Roasters, EATALY, and Food Gallery 32.
Dusk to Dawn adventures in jazz and food in Perugia.
SF Chefs 2011 - Friday Grand Tasting featuring Lamb Rib with pickled red onion and yogurt from Foreign Cinema, BBQ Pulled Pork from Big Jim's BBQ, Salami, Prosciutto, and Lardo from Bar Norcini, and a Porchetta Sandwich from Delfina
Amazing small bites each highlighting a unique spice. Maple braised short ribs, calamari ceviche, lavender cheesecake, black mint bavarian, and 2003 Castelnau de Suduiraut, Sauternes.
SF Chefs 2011 Think Tank food demos with Tortellini en Brodo by chef Thomas McNaughton of Flour + Water and a Cooperstown Cocktail by mixologist Craig Lane of Bar Argicole.