Tag - Winter Recipes

by Sheana Davis, The Epicurean Connection
Yields 4 cups

There's nothing more comforting on a winter's day than a pile of creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes! The Epicurean Connection, a Sonoma Valley cheesemaking school, created these with Vella Cheese, a local cheese company, to take the winter blues away. Enjoy them whenever you need a feeling of home.


  • 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled,

Dungeness Crab Cioppino Recipe -Sonoma Style

Monday, January 6, 2020 12:00 PM

Dungeness Crab Cioppino

Recipe submitted by Eric Markson, Sonoma Valley Inn

In Sonoma, the holiday season means fresh Dungeness Crab enjoyed by friends and family in Cioppino on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or both. It’s always great to have at that busy time of the year, when some show up early, others late (you know who you are) and they are greeted with a Seafood feast in a bowl of delicious. Enjoy!


Recipe by Manuel Azevedo at Tasca Tasca

The marinade

¾ cup (177 grams) dry red wine
6 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons (30 grams) red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon (14 grams) fine sea salt
2 teaspoons (4 grams) Portuguese spice blend (p. 21)
1 bay leaf, crumbled

The pot roast

5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) boneless beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
6 ounces (170 grams) linguiça, cut into ½-inch... Read More »

Recipe by Caranguejo à LaSalette

My mother has been making this dish on New Year’s Day for as long as I can remember. Although she lays out a veritable smorgasbord, I simply opt for a bowl of crab stew with a side of salad and garlic bread accompanied by a glass or two of red wine. I can’t think of a better way to start the year. The romaine salad is our adaptation of the common Caesar salad. The... Read More »