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Alsace in Wonderland

If Anderson Valley, the coastal region of Mendocino County about two hours north of San Francisco, hadn’t rightfully become famous for Pinot Noir, its aromatic white wines would likely receive more attention. The climate and geography are tailor-made for grape varietals traditionally associated with the […]

Great for a midweek Passover meal for a big family -- this lasagna is a truly satisfying one-pan wonder. Credit: Copyright 2015 TheWeiserKitchen
A Lasagna For Passover That Melds French, Italian Flavors

The differences between Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry’s foodways are clearest at Passover. Sephardim traditionally ate rice, legumes and other foods verboten to those from Northern and Eastern Europe and Russia, which makes borrowing traditions for an all-inclusive modern Passover table a bit challenging. But an […]

Kohlrabi and other vegetables for a vegetable curry. Credit: Sue Style
Kohlrabi Kicks It In Salad, Quiche And Curry

“There are better vegetables than kohlrabi,” Jane Grigson wrote in her classic “Vegetable Book.” “And worse,” she added as an afterthought. Faint praise can be so damning, and kohlrabi suffers more than most from this kind of lukewarm billing. This is a shame, and I’ve […]

Fraga do Corvo. Credit: Copyright 2016 Sue Style
Easy Pairings: 7 Winning Thanksgiving Wines

Choosing wines for the Thanksgiving meal is a joyous task, calling for flexibility and creativity in equal measure. This is a time to bend the rules, forgetting any traditional meat-and-red-wine mantras. Turkey feels quite at ease in the company of full-bodied white wines, especially those […]