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Ocean-Friendly Poke

It was love at first bite. The first time I tasted Hawaiian-style tuna poke, I fell madly in love with it. “Poke” — pronounced in two syllables — is to Hawaiians what sashimi is to Japanese, or saengsonhoe to Koreans. Like these cousins, it consists […]

Chef Nicole Heaney shows her sablefish with apple puree, Brussels sprouts and farro risotto. Credit: Copyright 2015 David Latt
Dinner Parties: Make Them Fun For Everyone

Cooking for dinner parties should be fun. If the occasion is a holiday, a birthday or a personal landmark, celebrating at home with a meal cements relationships with friends and family. But when preparing the meal is too much work, the fun goes away. With […]

Sardinian Tomatoes. Credit: Kathy Hunt
Heart-Healthy Sardines Pack A Bold Flavor Punch

  Growing up with a father who suffered from cardiovascular disease, I learned at an early age how to eat healthfully. Hot dogs, fried chicken and steaks rarely graced our dinner table. Instead, we ate boatloads of low-fat and vitamin- and mineral-rich seafood, grains and […]

Grapes from the morning pick at Flowers’ Vineyards. Credit: Courtesy of Flowers’ Vineyards
The Terroir In Sonoma Goes To The Extremes

Sonoma County conjures up pastoral images of California’s bucolic wine region — vineyards and creameries tucked along back-country roads dotted with farm stands and rustic garden shops, cows grazing in pastures, herds of sheep roaming in meadows. And then there’s the other side of the […]