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By Dan Clarke Spanish missionaries of the Franciscan order planted olive trees in California in the latter part of the 18th Century, but it has been in more recent years that Americans have really begun to appreciate olive oil.
 To celebrate Dungeness crab season we’ve obtained one of Chef Marc Dym’s favorite dishes you can try at home.
TASTE News Service, November 21, 2017 - Candied sweet potatoes – dripping with butter, brown sugar and pecans – or a casserole of mashed sweet potatoes smothered with toasted marshmallows are common sides on the Thanksgiving table.
By Paul Kenny The easiest way to relieve the stress of cooking Thanksgiving dinner is to do it ahead of time.
TASTE News Service, September 13, 2017 -- Bristol Bay, Alaska, which is home to the largest wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world, yielded a harvest of over 37 million sockeye salmon this year.
By Mary Wilbur Have you noticed how good your produce is looking lately?
By Amelia Morán Ceja Moles come in various flavors and ingredients and each state in Mexico has its own version.
By Amelia Ceja We love Mexican cuisine and the dishes can vary from savory, sweet to spicy depending on the region in Mexico.
Recipe and Food Photography by Andrea Branchini Beets beat to the sound of their own drum. They are a vegetable unlike any other.
By Dan Clarke Cracked crab is one of nature’s sweetest bounties. Oh sure, there are crab salads, crab cakes, deviled crab and even crab soufflés, but for me there’s nothing like the simplicity of cracked Dungeness crab, a loaf of sourdough bread and a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.
By Clifford A. Wright - (Zester Daily) Thanksgiving side dishes can be a challenge for the host who wants to serve an impressive meal.
Paul Vossen, "Godfather of California Olive Oi" TASTE News Service, June 16, 2016 - Paul Vossen was dubbed the Godfather of California olive oil by members of that industry. He was dedicated to producing and promoting the state's olive oil as a healthful and flavorful product well worth a premium price. The UC Cooperative Extension horticulture advisor is retiring this month.
Chris suggests Portabella burgersTASTE News Service, May 17, 2016 - Blessed with a generous acid structure and smooth tannins, Barbera is known for its ability to pair with a wide variety of cooking styles, from pizza to haute cuisine. Taking up the challenge of such versatility, three wineries participating in the upcoming sixth annual Barbera Festival have shared favorite recipes. Each dish represents one of three dining experiences: formal, last-minute gathering, and the backyard gathering. These wineries, among the 80 from all over California that will gather June 11 to pour their interpretation of this Italian varietal, appreciate this food-friendly…
TASTE News Service May 13, 2016 - Winners have been announced for the 2016 California State Fair Commercial Cheese Competition. A panel of twelve qualified judges tasted and evaluated 169 California cheeses at Cal Expo on May 11, 2016. The 34 California cheese companies who entered the competition range from small artisan producers, to international distributors with large-scale production, but for this competition, it’s all about the product.
TASTE News Service April 22, 2016 - (Editor’s note: Taste California Travel will be sharing more recipes with you in the coming months. The recipe below comes from Betsy and David Lawer, who suggest this shellfish ceviche as the perfect appetizer to pair with their winery’s Rosé of Syrah.)
By Tina Caputo (Zester Daily) - March 28, 2016 - It's been more than 20 years since I moved from a suburb on the east side of Detroit to San Francisco, and there are a few things I miss about my childhood home. When I say "a few" I mean three: my family, warm summer nights and almond boneless chicken.
TASTE News Service, December 1, 2015 - C After putting its craft sheep butter on grocery store shelves in late 2014, the sheep dairy and farmstead creamery won first place in the craft butter category in the 2015 American Cheese Society Awards.
Cod with Strawberry Salsa TASTE News Service, November 2, 2015 - We're used to tossing strawberries into our shopping carts, but new research shows that this fruit may also keep us at our healthiest. As November kicks off both American Diabetes Month and National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, new research indicates that eating strawberries regularly can be an effective way to help prevent and manage diseases that affect millions of Americans and their families.
by Joel L.A. Peterson My mother – the wonderful woman who adopted me despite already having four biological children of her own – was a bright, educated, and deeply thoughtful person. So she had been planning for my arrival from the orphanage in many ways. When I arrived from Korea as her new son, I was nearly seven years old, and my mother knew that Koreans did not eat the same breakfast that Americans typically ate. She reasoned that I was used to eating rice, not cold cereal with milk. But she didn’t want to serve me rice, which she…
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