On the Cover:
“Backyard Pears” by Cheryl Koehler

EDITOR’S MIXING BOWL

AFTERTASTES
Letters to the Editor

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Life, Death & Bialys
Ripe For Change

ON GLEANING  

TORTILLAS
Mexico’s Daily Bread        

OH NUTS!

WHAT’S IN SEASON
Persimmons & Pomegrantaes        

SEASONAL RECIPES
By Peter Chastain, Executive Chef at Prima
Prima’s Spinach and Persimmon Salad with Gorgonzola, Toasted Walnuts & Balsamico
Chicken Braised with Pomegrante
Pomegranate & Honey as Dessert

TAPEO BY THE BAY

THE UNKNOWN VINEYARDS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY