Letter From the Editor Is Fresh Always Best? Rosenblum Cellars and Its Descendants the Legacy of Generosity Chanterelles! Growing Interest Keeps Tradition Alive Not Home, Gone Fishin’ Part II: Blade, Blood, and the Amp What’s in Season A Roaming Gourmet Discovers East Bay Treasures Reveling for a Cause Winter at Frog Hollow Farm Compassionate…

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By Leonie Sherman There’s more than one reason to love the winter rains that turn the East Bay hills luscious and green every year. They bring a refreshing scent, transform a season’s worth of brittle grasses to soft meadows, and fill tiny creeks to tumbling streams. The drippy weather also encourages many of us to…

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The Legacy of Generosity By Derrick Schneider | Photos by Melissa Schneider Rosenblum Cellars is an important force in California’s wine industry. It’s one of the famous “Three R’s,” the leaders of the Zinfandel pack (the others are Ridge and Ravenswood). Rosenblum looms above smaller Zin producers the way its facility, a former airplane hangar,…

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By Cheryl Angelina Koehler   My kitchen is the haunt of two creative cooks who shop each day for fresh ingredients—a common enough scenario, here in the fabulously food-rich Bay Area. But recently, a house guest came through and found something amiss. “There’s nothing in your freezer to heat and eat,” he said with some…

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Dear Readers, Quite a lot has happened since we brought you the first ever Edible East Bay in October, not the least of which is that the seasons have turned from sunny and warm to moist and cool to downright wet and chilly. It seems only a few weeks ago that we were still slicing…

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  Part II: Blade, Blood, and the Amp By David G. Brown If you happened to read “Get Your Line in the Water” in the Autumn 2005 issue of Edible East Bay, you know I endeared myself to a Mr. Manoog Epstein, after catching a 51-pound leopard shark off the Bay Farm Bridge—and gifting it…

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By Romney Steele | Photos by Carole Topalian Winter in California brings more than just colder weather. Among the glad tidings are the promise of spring on the way and an abundance of locally grown winter produce at our grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Alongside the chard, kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts are freshly sprouted…

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