Winter Holidays 2015

Steven Kent Winery

Steven Kent Winery 5443 Tesla Road Livermore Valley, CA 94550 925-243-6442 www.StevenKentPortfolio.com    Wine for a pre-feast quaff: Lola(Sauv Blanc/ Semillon Blend) Wine for a typical turkey dinner: Merrillie Chardonnay Wine for a holiday fish feast: Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir Wine for a plant-centric feast: Lot 029, Red Blend Wine to go with a spicy dessert: 2012 Home Ranch Cabernet…

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Nottingham Cellars

Nottingham Cellars 2245-C South Vasco Rd., Livermore Phone: 925-294-8647 The NC Collection www.thenccollection.com Celebratory bubbly selection: 1846 by Nottingham Cellars Sparkling Pre-feast quaff: 1846 by Nottingham Cellars 2014 Chardonnay—Crisp and refreshing Wine for a typical turkey dinner: Vasco Urbano Wine Company 2013 “Norm” Grenache—Above the Norm for sure! Wine for a holiday fish feast: Nottingham…

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Northbrae Bottle Shop

  Northbrae Bottle Shop 1590 Hopkins St, Berkeley 510.525.5323 northbraebottleshop.com Best celebratory wine: Barnaut Grand Cru Champagne, $48. Toasty, nutty and beautiful. Best pre-feast quaff: Charles Bove Sparkling Rosé, $17. Bright, fresh rosé from the Loire Valley. Best wine for a typical turkey holiday dinner: Poseidon and Stomping Girl Pinot Noir, $31 each. Two lovely…

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  Dana Velden Profile Video Photographer and filmmaker Scott Peterson shot this short video in the humble kitchen of Dana Velden, a Zen priest and author of Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Kitchen Meditations and Inspired Recipes from a Mindful Cook. In the film, Velden shows how she prepares a simple salad and gives viewers…

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Editor’s Mixing Bowl

It’s hard to miss what’s been happening in the local housing market as space is valued at an ever-growing premium. It seems to be the same here at Edible East Bay, where we keep learning about more and more exciting stories we want to include. Try as we might, we simply can’t wedge it all…

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Seven Stars of Winter

By Jessica Prentice   Jessica Prentice, Maggie Gosselin, and Sarah Klein created the Local Foods Wheel to help us all enjoy the freshest, tastiest, and most ecologically sound food choices month by month. Here are seven of Jessica’s seasonal favorites illustrated by Sarah Klein (sarahklein.com) with coloring by Maggie Gosselin. You can learn more about…

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Carica Wines

Carica Wines 1325 Canal Blvd., Richmond 415.902-7514 | www.CaricaWines.com Best wine for a typical turkey dinner:  We like to start with a dry, crisp white wine, like Carica 2010 Sauvignon Blanc with appetizers or the first course. Winemaker Charlie Dollbaum recommends the Carica 2011 Grenache with roast turkey and all the sides, because this medium-bodied wine’s fruit…

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SERVE

Covered Bowls Sarah Kersten, a Berkeley-based potter known for her clay fermentation crocks, now has a line of covered storage and serving bowls. “I wanted to make a beautiful set of bowls that are versatile in the kitchen, especially for leftovers, prepped meals, or prepped ingredients,” she says. “I designed them because I wanted to…

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Pickle Power

Phat Beetz Youth Pickle n’ Catering Company supports youth, and you too! Want to support your digestive tract with a daily dose of healthy cultured pickles, kimchi, krauts, and dilly beans? Join “The Cultured Case,” a new monthly subscription of preserved, fermented, and pickled foods from the Phat Beetz Youth Pickle n’ Catering Company. The…

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The Spanish Table

The Spanish Table 1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley Link to Map (510) 548-1383 berkeley@spanishtable.com Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm   Bubbly: 2012 L’Hereu de Nit” Raventos i Blanc Rosado Brut, $23.99: Organically grown estate grapes from this family owned winery makes one of our top selling sparkling wines.  Their rosé drinks twice as expensive as it…

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