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Ramen Gaijin
3 months ago

Ramen Gaijin

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A Modern Twist on Traditional Japanese Comfort Food

If you associate ramen with those cellophane-wrapped packets of dried noodles that are a staple of dorm-room sustenance, your perceptions will be …
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Bodega Bay Oyster Company
5 months ago

Bodega Bay Oyster Company

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Fresh oysters, mussels and clams, straight from the source

Drive south along the winding road with gentle hills where Highway 1 traverses Valley Ford, and go past the intersection where …
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The Parish Café
5 months ago

The Parish Café

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A Piece of New Orleans in Healdsburg

If you like your oysters fried, head over to The Parish Café, situated in a big yellow Victorian house, just off the new …
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Elevating Portuguese Peasant Food

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Four years ago, Manuel Azevedo and his sister Lucia Azevedo Fincher opened Café Lucia in Healdsburg, featuring Cozinha Nova Portuguesa (new Portuguese cuisine)—which combines the best of our local produce …
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Heirloom Tomato & Pepper Festivals
9 months ago

Heirloom Tomato & Pepper Festivals

20th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival As a chef and cheese maker, the annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival is one of my personal favorites. I love the garden tours, the …
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Sea Change – Fishing For the Future
11 months ago

Sea Change – Fishing For the Future

If you love seafood, you know that fresher is better. Timing is not everything, though. Catch method—how the fish get from the water to your plate—is another important aspect to …
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Fermentation Frenzy
11 months ago

Fermentation Frenzy

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Fermentation, an ancient method for processing foods and beverages, is on the rebound in Sonoma County. Prior to modern conveniences such as refrigeration, supermarkets and industrial-scale farming, most of what …
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Peter Lowell’s Brunch Shines in West County
1 year ago

Peter Lowell’s Brunch Shines in West County

Here in Sonoma County, brunch is more delicious than it’s ever been. When you go to a restaurant that receives a daily supply of freshly gathered produce and creates in-house …
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Occidental’s Hazel Embraces Local Fare and Community
1 year ago

Occidental’s Hazel Embraces Local Fare and Community

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“Fine dining” and “family friendly” are phrases not often used together in describing a restaurant, but Occidental’s Hazel restaurant manages to blend the two perfectly. Owners Jim and Michele Wimborough …
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Spring Sheep  and Lamb
1 year ago

Spring Sheep and Lamb

We are blessed that Sonoma County is home to many sheep ranches that are producing fresh lamb meat, sheep milk cheeses, sheep milk ice cream and fresh sheep milk, along …
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