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Sunday Farmhouse Supper: Sicilian-Style Arrosto di Maiale

Fennel Salad with Pecorino Romano, Fusilli con Salsiccia di Maiale, Arrosto di Maiale con Radicchio…

This Sunday’s Farmhouse Supper: Sicily

When it comes to a farmhouse supper, Sicily is a great region for showcasing beautiful, simple ingredients because they are many of the same ingredients commonly found in northern California at this time of year. Due to a long, hot growing season Sicily has an abundance of…

This Sunday’s Farmhouse Supper: Sicily

July 22, 2012 When it comes to a  farmhouse supper, Sicily is a great region for showcasing beautiful simple ingredients because they are many of the same ingredients commonly found in northern California at this time of year.  Due to a long, hot growing season Sicily has an abundance of citrus, olives, wine, nuts, and [...]

In Preperation for Oceanic Dinners 2010

The kitchen has been busy this week, testing dishes & laying the ground work for next week’s Oceanic Dinners. Chef Canales took some time to show us what he’s doing with a top loin from a large swordfish just in from Monterey Fish Company…

Truffle Report #4 with part of the menu revealed

It’s Thursday night here, and all the truffles for Oliveto’s truffle dinners are still in the ground; collection begins tomorrow morning. It’s cold, there’s been a good amount of rain, and the local truffle fairs have ended. Now, the truffles are for us. Truffle Dinners at Oliveto are booking up, so we’ve decided to extend them through Saturday, November 21st. I’ll bring home more truffles than…

This Just In: Olio Nuovo is Here

The olive harvest has begun in most northern hemisphere olive growing regions. The first cold-pressed oils are called “new oils,” with their very special and fleeting characteristic vegetal flavor and “heat” in the throat. That profound vibrancy lasts only about two weeks before it subsides and the oil stabilizes as…