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Heart & Soul by Jacques Pepin

Heart & Soul by Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin’s latest and probably final cookbook is one of the best in his repertoire.  Jacques Pepin’s Heart & Soul brings us simple yet marvelous recipes, like this sushi dish.  Heart & Soul will also be Jacques Pepin’s last food/cooking series for San Francisco’s KQED Public Radio. So normally, one..
Taste & Tribute

Taste & Tribute

Taste & Tribute, a fundraiser for the Tibetan Aid Project, was another magnificent experience from start to finish.  Celebrating the event’s 15th anniversary, Taste & Tribute is benefiting the preservation of Tibetan cultural and spiritual heritage for the Tibetan people.  Unlike last year , Taste & Tribute followed a slightly different path. ..
Lobster and Corn Casserole

Lobster and Corn Casserole

So, I wrote to you a while back about Sunday Casseroles , a Chronicle publication, given to me by its editor and my neighbor.  It was my sister’s birthday, and our niece was in town, so we decided to have a big family dinner.  I wanted to make something special,..
Winter Fancy Food Show – Specialty Foods Association

Winter Fancy Food Show – Specialty Foods Association

I love attending the Winter Fancy Food Show, held every January at Moscone Center by the Specialty Foods Association.  Taking up Moscone’s North AND South Halls, there’s so much to see and eat.   There’s over 80,000 food items and more than 1300 exhibitors over the three-day show.  You have..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

Taste & Tribute, an annual benefit for The Tibetan Aid Project, was held last week at The Four Seasons Hotel.  From the moment you walk into the hotel’s lobby, you know you’re in for an elegant evening. The Tibetan Aid Project has distributed over four and a half million books..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

The Taste and Tribute Gala to benefit the Tibetan Aid Project is coming up on Friday, November 21, and I can’t wait to attend.  It’s being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, starting at 5:30pm.  Inspired by San Francisco’s famous chef, Laurent Manrique in 2001, the event will feature 22..
Sunday Casseroles

Sunday Casseroles

Lucky me.  My neighbor is a food editor at Chronicle Books and offered me a sample of their outstanding food publication line.  I saw ‘Sunday Casseroles’ in an Amazon solicitation, and decided to take Sara up on her offer.  MAN, am I happy I did.  ‘Sunday Casseroles’ is one of..
Have a Sherry Party

Have a Sherry Party

I love sherry, and my passion became an obsession in preparation for a trip to Spain a few years back.  The Jerez region in the south of Spain is the only place you’ll find legit sherry made.  If you don’t know about sherry, ready on.  If you already know sherry,..
Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries

Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries

Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries was Sherryfest‘s last afternoon seminar.  Beltran Domeq, Consejor Regulador of the Jerez Sherry Region, started off this session of Sherryfest discussing VOS and VORS Sherries, a certification created in 2000.  Sr. Domeq is a regular participant and speaker at Sherryfest.  VOS, Very Old Sherries, are 20+..
Sherryfest – Fino and Manzanilla Sherries

Sherryfest – Fino and Manzanilla Sherries

If you didn’t make last week’s Sherryfest  in San Francisco, you will most likely have to go somewhere else for the next event.  Sherryfest is the brainchild of Peter Liem, author of ‘Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla’, and Rosemary Gray, director of RS Productions NYC.  NYC held the first and largest..