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  • Market watch: Hard times for California asparagus

    Market watch: Hard times for California asparagus
    The long ranks of asparagus bunches standing at attention at the Zuckerman stalls at local farmers markets look much the same as in previous years, and the green, herbaceous spears are just as tender and delicious. But according to Roscoe Zuckerman, who...
  • Asparagus: How to choose and prepare

    Asparagus: How to choose and prepare
    Asparagus, once a reliable harbinger of spring, is pretty much a year-round presence at Southern California farmers markets these days thanks to a peculiarly mild microclimate outside of Lompoc. But we still only get fat, juicy jumbo asparagus for a...
  • How to cook with farmers market produce

    How to cook with farmers market produce
    Go to a farmers market and your mind begins to race. Fava beans? What can I do with them? What about the asparagus? And look at those artichokes! Strawberries, mmmm. There are so many terrific ingredients just begging for you to buy them at this time of...
  • Chat with California Cook columnist Russ Parsons

    2007-08-23 13:07:31.0 Russ Parsons: Hey everybody! and you, too, Diddy. With summer at its peak, I thought today might be a good time to talk about tomatoes. I'll be happy to answer as many questions as I can, but I'd also like to know what you think....
  • 2007 Mas Las Cabes Muscat Sec Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

    2007 Mas Las Cabes Muscat Sec Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
    In the Roussillon, Jean Gardiès is known for his intense and pure Syrah, Mourvedre and old-vines Grenache. But he also makes a lovely Muscat Sec, or dry muscat, which makes a terrific summer aperitif wine. Fragrant and sweet with the scents of white...
  • Rice's wild side

    Rice's wild side
    Real wild rice, the reedy lake and river grain beloved by the Ojibwa Indians, is a prehistoric pantry staple older than the country itself. Far more than its cultivated cousins, it expresses the flavor of the land that fosters it: vegetal and savory, with...
  • Recipe: Balsamic shrimp and asparagus salad

    Recipe: Balsamic shrimp and asparagus salad
    Active work time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 45 minutes Dressing 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/3 cup olive oil Salt, pepper 2 tablespoons minced parsley Combine the...
  • Recipe: Asparagus and shrimp risotto

    Recipe: Asparagus and shrimp risotto
    Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: For asparagus stock, reserve cooking liquid from other preparations. 3/4 pound thin asparagus 1/4 pound shell-on shrimp 5 cups water or reserved asparagus stock 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1/2...
  • Recipe: Asparagus wrapped in crisp prosciutto

    Recipe: Asparagus wrapped in crisp prosciutto
      Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 appetizer servings Note: This extremely simple recipe is a combination of two old favorites: basic roast asparagus and steamed asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. The contrast between the soft asparagus and the...
  • Recipe: Asparagus in sauce mimosa

    Recipe: Asparagus in sauce mimosa
    Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 2 eggs Salt 2 pounds fat asparagus 2 tablespoons minced parsley 1 tablespoon minced mixed herbs (preferably a mix of chives, tarragon and chervil) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 3...
  • Recipe: Raw asparagus salad

    Recipe: Raw asparagus salad
    Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 2 Note: From the Hot Knives blog. Alex Brown and Evan George recommend serving the salad with Hitachino Nest Beer's Red Rice Ale while playing Al Green's "I've Never Found a Girl." Two tangerines can be substituted for...
  • 2007 Willi Schaefer Riesling Mosel Qualitätswein

    2007 Willi Schaefer Riesling Mosel Qualitätswein
    Classic Mosel Riesling from renowned German vintner Willi Schaefer. This, the most basic of his Rieslings, makes perfect summer drinking. The 2007 is scented with apricot and lime blossom. On the palate, it's soft, lush, flowery, the sweetness balanced by...