Tag Archives: Fish and Seafood

Bouillabaisse

On New Year’s Eve, we received a pleasantly surprising invitation from our neighbor, Lori, to come over and share a pot of her delicious Bouillabaisse. A Southern French specialty fish stew, Bouillabaisse originated in Marseille. ‘Bouillabaisse’ in French literally describes … Continue reading

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Journey to Southern Portugal: Algarve Seafood Stew with Vinho Verde

On my recent journey to Southern Portugal, the world’s largest cork producing region, I had a terrific chance to go on a beautiful cork trail. I got to see how corks are made from harvesting, to boiling corky barks (to … Continue reading

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Indian Coconut Prawns with Alsatian Gewurtzraminer

“This is a man who is used to making silk purses out of sows’ ears. He is physically incapable of making ordinary wine”, says Tom Stevenson, the author of World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine. I had the privilege … Continue reading

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Wok-Fried Dungeness Crab with Tamarind Sauce & Pinot Gris

From California to Alaska right now, Dungeness Crabs are in season. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am lucky to have great access to sweet, juicy Dungeness Crabs right in my “backyard”. Every crab season, I enjoy eating … Continue reading

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