2014 July

Napa Valley circa Prohibition

           Here is an interesting story about Napa Valley which few people know. In the early 1900’s, Napa’s Main Street rivaled that of many larger cities. There were saloons and gambling houses. There was also a high cultural society. and an opera house, which in turn became one of the first “tasting… read more »

Soy Marinated Tuna

Ingredients: 4 3-oz. pieces sashimi-grade yellowfin or bluefin tuna 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tbsp. sake 2 tsp. mirin 4 cups cooked sushi rice Thinly sliced pickled ginger, for garnish Finely chopped nori (seaweed), for garnish Thinly sliced shiso leaves, for garnish Thinly sliced cooked omelet, for garnish Wasabi paste, for serving   Preparation: 1…. read more »

Brown Butter Pasta

 Ingredients: 8 oz. Fettuccine 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter 4 Eggs 3/4 cup Pine Nuts Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) Freshly Grated Parmesan Kosher Salt (to taste) Grated Nutmeg (to taste)   Preparation: 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta 2. Cook, sitrring occasionally, until al dente, about… read more »