Romney Steele’s new book “My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family and Big Sur” offers a compelling view of a unique time and place, Big Sur in the second half of the twentieth century and she is as engaging a guest as she is a writer.
Mouthful takes a road trip to Yosemite Valley’s Ahwahnee Hotel, with the producers, costume designer, executive chef and selected cast members of the Bracebridge Dinners, a holiday tradition since the hotel opened in 1929.
Mouthful welcomes chef Ryan Pollnow of Matanzas Creek Winery, who will build a gingerbread house during the show. Joining in will be Lisa Gottreich of Bohemian Creamery, who will join Ryan and others at the winery’s upcoming holiday open house weekend.
It’s a dessert lovers paradise on this week’s Mouthful, when Condra Easley and her sister Debbie Morris of Sebastopol’s Patisserie Angelica talk about their extraordinary cakes, cookies and confections and explain their new service for locals only. “
Mouthful welcomes William Grimes, former New York Times restaurant critic and author of a delicious new book, “Appetite City: A Culinary History of New York.”
Mouthful explores the traditions of El Dia de Los Muertos, with an emphasis on Petaluma’s celebration.
Stephanie Rosenbaum talks about her delightful new work “The Astrology Cookbook” and Frederique Lavoipierre discusses the upcoming Insecta-palooza. Evangeline, a beautiful stick bug, bobs and sways through the entire show and much to Stephanie’s delight, the metallic-fanged jumping spider does not escape his cage.
In an archive presentation, Mouthful revisits Portugal with port master Rupert Symington.
Ritz Guggiana and Marissa Guggiana discuss the demise of Ritz Food Service and the future of Sonoma Direct, which works directly with local ranchers to make their grass-fed meats and poultry available in Sonoma and Marin Counties and beyond.
As part of Mouthful’s remembrance of Julia Child, we revisit Michele’s conversation with Stephanie Hersch, Julia’s assistant for 16 years.