Category Archives: Mains

Drakes Bay Oyster pizza

Drakes Bay Oyster Company & Oyster Pizzas

The Drakes Bay Oyster Company in West Marin provides a case study in walking the tightrope between food production and environmental conservation. How much is too much?Read More >>

Paul Hain, Hain Ranch Organics

Hain Ranch Organics

According to his business card, Paul Hain is, at once, an Orchardist, Land Steward and a Chicken Man. Find out why his organic pastured chickens are the best on the planet, as well as a recipe for simple roast chicken.Read More >>


Beercan Chicken & Etsy

Presenting, “Hawt Chick!”, our very first Beercan Chicken devised for this year’s Battle Beercan Chicken contest. And an announcement about Etsy.Read More >>

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie with homemade Puff Pastry – say BuhBye to sad, store-bought pastry forever!Read More >>

Stampede Reservoir

Jerk Chicken & Snow Camping

Absorbing the full variety of experiences that California’s outdoors has to offer, and a recipe for Jerk Chicken.Read More >>

Seth Nitschke, Open Space Meats

Open Space Meats’ Grass Fed Ribeye

Open Space Meats’ Seth Nitschke left the world of conventional feedlot farming to raise grass fed Angus beef. This is his story.Read More >>

Fish en papillotte

Cooking En Papillote & A Photowalk

Cooking en papillote is a fuss-free and healthy way of preparing fish and the perfect vehicle for showcasing seasonal ingredients.Read More >>

Singapore Otak; Kaffir lime leaves

Otak-Otak (Spicy Fish Paste in Banana Leaves)

Time-honored family recipes nicely type-setted and bound into a soft notebook: an antidote to home-sickness and a recipe for Otak-Otak, spicy fish paste in banana leaves.Read More >>

Pampero Ranch, Californian grass-fed longhorn beef

Pampero Ranch & Braised Beef Shanks

How far would you go to replicate a compelling food memory? For James Frei, his love affair with Longhorn beef led to the establishment of Pampero Ranch, a Bay Area supplier of grass-fed, organic Longhorn and Beefalo beef. Plus, recipes for Braised Beef Shanks and Garlic Mashed Potatoes!Read More >>

mousetrap open-faced grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and peppers

The Mousetrap & Bye Bye TLC Ranch

A chat with Rebecca Thistlewaite of TLC Ranch about the closure of their farm, and a recipe for open-faced bacon and grilled cheese sandwiches.Read More >>

Squash Blossom and Goat Cheese Galettes

Squash Blossoms & Goat Cheese Galettes

Ever wondered what to do with those delicate squash blossoms? Here’s a recipe pairing them with goat cheese in a galette.Read More >>

Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

If you were to ask M and me, separately, the story of how we met, you’re going to get two very different versions. And it’s all because of Fish & Chips and their associates on any standard pub grub menu.Read More >>

Asparagus with Shrimp

Let’s Lunch! Stir-Fried Asparagus With Shrimp

Busting out my wok for slender asparagus spears stir-fried with marinated shrimp and shiitake mushrooms.Read More >>

Christmas Dinner: Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Bonjour from snowy Alsace! After a 40-hour journey that brought us through four airports, a major winter storm and bone-chilling temperatures, we’re finally warm, fed and rested at my in-laws’. Continuing with the main course for our virtual Christmas dinner (you didn’t think I’d forget would you?), here’s one that will make a dramatic entrance and centerpiece. Jamie Oliver’s Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder is at once hearty, filling and good for the soul.Read More >>

A Singaporean Thanksgiving

Right up till last Thursday, Thanksgiving was an alien concept to me, despite having been in the US for all of two years. It wasn’t the first time we spectated on the manic preparations leading up to one of the biggest American holidays of the year, but it was certainly the first time we commemorated it and truly enjoyed ourselves while doing so. Having had our fair share of innocently curious questions like, “You don’t know why we celebrate Thanksgiving???” andRead More >>

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