Epicure

Epicure: A Meal For Mom

Recipes by Tommy Montalvo, Monet's Wine Bistro   E veryone loves a good brunch — a perfect mealtime compromise for late risers and early lunchers. This month, Karl Merten, the Visalia Country Club’s chef, shares with us some...

Epicure: Better-For-You-Brunch

Recipes and Photos by Taylor Johnson   E veryone loves a good brunch — a perfect mealtime compromise for late risers and early lunchers. This month, Karl Merten, the Visalia Country Club’s chef, shares with us some simple...

Epicure: Take on Thai

Recipes and Photos by Taylor Johnson   T hai is one of those cuisines that warms my belly and my soul – a true comfort food. Coconut Red Thai Curry Soup is one of my absolute favorites, and...

Wine: Why Champagne Dominates

Text by Robert Whitley Given a choice between a bottle of champagne or a sparkling wine from any other corner of the world, most reasonably sane wine enthusiasts would opt for the champagne. Of course...

Epicure: Oh My Heart!

Recipes by David Vartanian, Vintage Press  I  Photos by Taylor Johnson   W ith Valentine's Day just a couple of weeks away, you're probably already thinking about where you'll want to eat (even if it is to...
Asian Flank Steak

Epicure: Asian Flank Steak

Recipes by Carl Merten, Visalia Country Club  I  Photos by Taylor Johnson   L et's go ahead and say what we're all thinking: Good riddance, 2020! And while we're not out of the pandemic woods yet, the...
WINE CELLAR

Wine: Creating a Wine Cellar

Text by Robert Whitley The COVID-19 lockdown blues have inspired many a hobbyist in recent months. I've noticed scores of friends have taken up baking to cope. The run on all-purpose flour in my neighborhood...

Epicure: Lamb & Jubilee • December 2020

Recipes by Chef Camilo Hernandez  I  Photos by Taylor Johnson   O ur holiday gatherings are likely to be smaller than usual this year, but they don't need to be lackluster — especially with regard to the...

Wine: Napa Valley Burning

Text by Robert Whitely T he Napa Valley is on fire. The worldwide symbol of fine wine in America has been burning for more than a week. The so-called Glass Fire is the second wave of...

Pomegranate Surf and Turf Perfection

Recipes by Camilo Hernandez and Bryant Murphy, Bistro Di  Bulala  I  Photos by Taylor Johnson We love pomegranates — their color, their flavor and especially their versatility. Chef Camilo and Chef Bryant have perfected the...