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Pappardelle with artichokes
Food, Wine

Coming Attractions

Heart of the matter: Most baby vegetables are just that: infant versions of their adult selves. Leave baby zu...

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cheese board
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Date Night

Two for cheese, please: On a night devoted to romance, nobody wants to do the dishes. Why not celebrate Valen...

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crab avocado tostada
Food, Wine

Best. Avocado. Toast. Ever.

Holy guacamole! It’s California avocado season. And it’s Dungeness crab season. Thank you, Mother Nature,...

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Deviled Eggs
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Party On!

Devil in the Details: Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or invited to one, you can probably use some n...

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Butternut Squash Soup
Food, Wine

Autumn in a Bowl

Harvest Report: The winegrapes are in and the 2019 vintage looks superb. Given the long growing season, it wa...

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Steak salad
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Steak of Your Dreams

Show Time for Winegrapes: Harvest is well underway in California’s vineyards, which means grape growers can...

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chilaquiles
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Chips and Salsa Dancer

Magic Maker: With spicy, smoky Mexican dishes, Zinfandel is a nimble partner. It doesn’t stumble with chipo...

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Make it a Burger Night

Hamburger Heaven: Any day that ends with a juicy grass-fed burger and a glass of fine wine is a great day, no...

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