Food & Wine

The Food Dude: Summer salads cool off and nourish your body

Summertime in Northern California can be sweltering hot, and I find that my desire to eat – let alone make a hot meal – evaporates when the temperatures are blazing out ...

The Food Dude: Keep your kitchen cool when the heat is on

There’s no doubt summer is here and heating up a kitchen cooking hot food just doesn’t seem right when you’re paying to cool it down to begin with. So how can you ...

Meet cioppino, a San Francisco seafood original

There was a day when I thought cioppino was an Italian dish just based on it’s composition. Imagine my surprise and delight to learned it was first made right here in beautif ...

The Food Dude: Meet cioppino, a San Francisco seafood original

There was a day when I thought cioppino was an Italian dish just based on it’s composition. Imagine my surprise and delight to learned it was first made right here in beautif ...

The Food Dude: Fast, flavorful and healthy, right at your fingertips

Something you may not know about me is that aside from writing this food column, I work a full-time job as a helpdesk analyst for a local document technology company. As if that ...

The Food Dude: Meet arancini, one very versatile little appetizer

Arancini are stuffed rice balls that are coated with breadcrumbs and fried. The name originates from their shape and color, which is similar to that of an orange (the Italian wor ...

Sweet to savory: Cooking with fruit adds extra dimension

It’s that time of year when we turn to out door fun. Barbecues, pool parties, picnics, camping or just a relaxing day at home with your sweetheart. A cool breeze, the warm su ...

Clams and linguine fit for inland dining

Last week I talked about the health benefits of seafood. While seafood is generally very healthy for you there are also some shellfish and finfish that are less than stellar in the ...

The Food Dude: Salmon, one of the most versatile and healthy ingredients

The connection between seafood and health is undeniable, yet information available to consumers can be confusing and conflicting. Doctors, nutritionists and federal agencies reco ...

The Food Dude: Risotto – a great foundation for flavor

Who doesn’t like risotto? Risotto is comfort food in the first degree. Dating back to the 1400s, this dish has become a global favorite. When it was discovered that humidit ...