Tag - Winter Recipes

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 »

Della Santina's Italian Hot Chocolate

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:00 AM

Families from around the world love this wintery treat, and many cultures have their own special spin. Italian Hot Chocolate is thick and creamy, and almost its own dessert (we never say no to Tiramisu, of course). In the Della Santina house growing up, owner Rob, his siblings, and many cousins loved to delight in a cup of cocoa and listen to stories told by Nonno of his Italian life before coming... Read More »

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

Monday, January 6, 2020 12:00 PM

Recipe submitted by Eric Markson, Sonoma Valley Inn

In Sonoma, winter means fresh Dungeness Crab enjoyed by friends and family, highlighted best through Cioppino, a regional dish popularized by California's first Italian immigrants. Often served on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or both, it's become a seasonal favorite. Cioppino is easy to make, but make sure you use the freshest seafood you can... Read More »

The holiday season and cool temperatures call for a hearty menu. Impress your guest with a dish other than turkey or ham with a pork rib roast. Plus, a bone-in main protein is a show stopping centre piece for your holiday table! This roast has a crispy exterior and succulent interior, pair it with sides of roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Grab a bottle of Spann Vineyards' Cabernet Franc... 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 »