Cat Cora:Lamb Chops with Fruited Mustard

November 23, 2009
By Ron James
Cat Cora:Lamb Chops with Fruited Mustard

On Christmas 2004, Cat Cora was on top of the world. The attractive young chef had risen from humble roots in Jackson, Miss., to the rank of superstar chef. She was, and still is, the only female chef in the history of the "Iron Chef" television show. She had written her first cookbook, "Cat...
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Penelope Casas: Fried Goat Cheese with Onion Confit

November 23, 2009
By Ron James
Penelope Casas: Fried Goat Cheese with Onion Confit

Freshman Vassar College student Penelope Casas was enamored with everything Spanish. In 1962, the native New Yorker and Spanish major discovered her passion during a language immersion program in Spain. She not only fell in love with the country, but also with the son...
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Charlie Trotter: Corn, Jicama, Asian Pear and Cucumber Salad

November 23, 2009
By Ron James
Charlie Trotter: Corn, Jicama, Asian Pear and Cucumber Salad

Charlie Trotter is one of America's greatest chefs and his Chicago restaurants are celebrated around the world. But in the last few years, Trotter has become ensnarled in one of the great fine-food controversies of our time - to foie gras or not to...
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Jacques Pepin: Toast Rounds Topped with Fromagefort

November 23, 2009
By Ron James
Jacques Pepin: Toast Rounds Topped with Fromagefort

It's June and for many foodies, that means it's time for America's premier food event - the three-day Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo. This upscale mountain town...
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Gavin Kaysen: Maine Lobster on Brioche

November 24, 2009
By Ron James
Gavin Kaysen: Maine Lobster on Brioche

Fifteen-year-old Gavin Kaysen took great pride in his sandwich making at the Bloomington, Minn., Subway franchise. Whenever he saw regulars come in, Kaysen would have their favorite sandwich ready...
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Judy Rodgers: Zuni Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

November 24, 2009
By Ron James
Judy Rodgers: Zuni Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

Judy Rodgers' education in cooking began with a ham sandwich. In 1973, 16-year old Rodgers decided to spend a year in France as an exchange student. Her neighbor in...
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Gordon Ramsey: Pepper and Tomato Soup with Crab Cocktail

November 24, 2009
By Ron James
Gordon Ramsey: Pepper and Tomato Soup with Crab Cocktail

Just one look at super-chef Gordon Ramsey's scowling visage on the cover of his cookbook, "A Chef for All Seasons" (Ten Speed Press; $27.95), forewarns any diner to think...
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The French Paradox Redux: the myths and science of wine and health

April 2, 2010
By Ron James
The French Paradox Redux: the myths and science of wine and health

Consuming wine in moderation daily will help people to die young as late as possible. ~ Dr. Philip Norrie A couple of years ago, a colleague popped into my office and...
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Just Call It Paso: A primer on Paso Robles Wine Country

April 19, 2010
By Ron James
Just Call It Paso: A primer on Paso Robles Wine Country

Many years ago, the James family would make vacation treks from San Diego to the Bay Area, where many of my relatives hung their hats. In those days we...
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Educating your palate on a budget: Passport to Dry Creek Valley

April 20, 2010
By Ron James
Educating your palate on a budget: Passport to Dry Creek Valley

It’s no secret; the only way to learn about wine is to practice. By trying many new wines over time, your tastes will evolve as you educate your palate....
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My everyday wines: Charlie Palmer

April 29, 2010
By Ron James
My everyday wines: Charlie Palmer

For those of us who consider a day without wine like a day without sunshine, the quest for delicious affordable wines is never ending. It’s easy to have a...
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A doggoned great time in wine country

May 19, 2010
By Ron James
A doggoned great time in wine country

Dog lovers and wine enthusiasts rejoice! You and your canine friends can now hit the Sonoma wine trail together. Dog-friendly wineries are popping up everywhere in Sonoma offering you...
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Fit to be Thai’d: Cover girl Su-Mei Yu dishes on Food & Wine

May 19, 2010
By Ron James
Fit to be Thai’d: Cover girl Su-Mei Yu dishes on Food & Wine

San Diego chefs rarely get showcased in national food magazines. But the times, they are a-changing. The March cover of Food & Wine magazine features a dish by of...
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November 22, 2010
By Ron James

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A Grand Tasting: Paso Robles Comes to San Diego

April 19, 2010
By Ron James
A Grand Tasting: Paso Robles Comes to San Diego

In the last issue of Uptown News I wrote about touring to one of the nation’s premier wine country destinations, Paso Robles. The trip is wonderful, and there’s nothing...
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Ron James: The Wine and Food Guy

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