Napa Valley Mustard Festival – January 24, 2010

As mustard flowers begin to cover our landscape like a bright yellow fever, organizer Pat Summer discusses the Napa Valley Mustard Festival, which kicks off with Mustard Madness and continues through March.

Chef’s Holiday – January 3, 2010

Mouthful returns to Yosemite, where the 25th annual Chef’s Holiday gets underway at the Ahwahnee Hotel in a few days. Kathy Langley of the Ahwahnee, chef Ken Frank of Napa’s La Toque and Peggy Smith of Cowgirl Creamery discuss their roles in the annual getaway.

“Peanuts Cooks” – December 27, 2009

Mouthful presents “Peanuts Cooks,” a very special hour with Jean Schulz. Joining in the discussion about “Peanuts Cooks,” an exhibit currently on view at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, will be Laura Shapiro, author of “Something From The Oven,” a riveting exploration of the way American dinner was transformed in the 1950s.

“You’ve Got Recipes” – December 13, 2009

Jerry Anne Di Vecchio and Fran├žoise Dudal Kirkman, author and illustrator
of “You’ve Got Recipes,” a cookbook for youngsters aged 7 to 14, discuss
their delightful cross-cultural (San Francisco & Paris) email exchange
between internet-savvy animals who like to cook.

“My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family and Big Sur” – December 6, 2009

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.

Bracebridge Dinners – November 29, 2009

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.

Ryan Pollnow + Lisa Gottreich – November 22, 2009

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.

Condra Easley + Debbie Morris – November 8, 2009

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. “