My old grandfather made and enjoyed wine for eighty years. He told me the soils in which the vines lived were a layer cake. He said the wine if properly made, was like a delcious cake layered with fruit, mocha and chocolate, hints of spice and rich, always rich. “Never pass up a good layer cake,” he would say.

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    4/23/16

    An Ode to Fava Beans

    I know what you’re thinking. Something about a nice Chianti, maybe? That scene in Silence of the Lambs may have ruined fava beans for some, but can we please call them broad beans … Read More »

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    4/16/16

    CRABS – ALL IN A DAYS WORK

    The long awaited and highly anticipated approval from California Fish and Game finally has given the green light for commercial and sport fishermen to hit the open waters of the San Francisco Bay … Read More »

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    5/7/16

    Journey to Capri

    Recently my wife Helen and I were convinced by friends to go to the legendary Italian island of Capri off the Amalfi coast. I must admit I was suspect of confronting Hollywood style … Read More »

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    5/14/16

    Our Favorites – Station Knives

    In the world of cooking and eating that is One True Vine, we run across some really excellent things. When you’re in it as deep as we are, favorite kitchen tools, equipment, food … Read More »