Goodman’s Jewish Deli
Mar28

Goodman’s Jewish Deli

One word: Meshugah Fries. Okay that’s two. But when a potato is cooked in schmaltz, fried, covered in Russian dressing, sauerkraut, cheese curds and bits of pastrami, BiteClub tends to get a little, well, mashugana (meaning crazy in Yiddish). We mentioned a couple weeks ago that local chefs Les and Tara Goodman of Adafina Culinary were planning an authentic Jewish deli at the West End Farm Market (Sundays from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at...

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Wednesday Night Market Eats
May10

Wednesday Night Market Eats

Wednesday night steps up the food scene at the Downtown Market. BBQ is becoming a Sonoma County thing.  Dad and Son’s hits it out of the park with carefully smoked brisket, St. Louis style ribs and four kinds of sauce, including Alabama white. Cochon Volant, from Chef Rob Larman (La Poste, Sonoma) brings bbq onsite with a custom made smoker, 5 Dot Ranch meat, ABC baking buns and his own pickled red onions. Two very different...

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Wednesday Night Market Food Preview 2012
May07

Wednesday Night Market Food Preview 2012

Though many mark summer’s start and finish line by the bookends of Memorial and Labor Day, the opening of the Wednesday Night Market signals the season in Santa Rosa. This year, the Santa Rosa Downtown Market (best known as Wednesday Night Market) kicks off May 9 at 5p.m., lasting until 8:30p.m. in downtown Santa Rosa (Fourth St. between Mendocino and D St.). This year, the market will move a bit further eastward, with the wine...

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Buddha’s Hand Cake with Rangpur Lime Butttercream Recipe
Jan27

Buddha’s Hand Cake with Rangpur Lime Butttercream Recipe

The appearance of juicy Meyer lemons, limes and oranges in the dead of winter is a Northern California miracle that never fails to amaze me. How these little orbs of concentrated sunlight appear in December and January, weighing down branches and perfuming the air in the darkest of months is nothing short of wondrous. The Players Buddha’s hand:Buy it for the smell, if nothing else. This freakishly shaped citrus looks more like a...

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Banh Mi: Malaysian Mei
May25

Banh Mi: Malaysian Mei

Mei Ibach always seems to have something cooking. From her involvement with last year’s market hit, Hot Cheese (with friend John Ash) to dim-sum and tea pairings, teaching at SRJC or working on new recipes, Ibach is a culinary whirlwind. But her newest project may be the closest to her southeast Asian heritage: Banh Mi sandwiches and Asian sauces and curries. Mei has already set up shop in Windsor at the Sunday farm market where...

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Farmstand meets food trucks meets tomatoes: Kendall Jackson
May03

Farmstand meets food trucks meets tomatoes: Kendall Jackson

Kendall Jackson Wine Center kicks off their summertime farm stand with a massive heirloom tomato seed sale, estate produce market, artisan cheese tasting and food truck extravaganza this Saturday, May 7, 2011.  Consider it a one-stop-shop for just about every hot food trend happening this spring. For greenthumbs: The extensive Kendall-Jackson culinary gardens are a tomato lovers’ paradise, harvesting nearly dozens of different...

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