For this rotating collection, I have selected a few articles—most of them written by me—that I hope will be of broad interest. Please check back often for updates.


Yogurt Master Class

From Sunset, May 2015

Sunset editor Elaine Johnson visits my Napa kitchen to learn how to make yogurt from scratch.

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Mexico City: One Day, One Place

From SFGate, January 2016

Now a culinary capital, Mexico City deserves a week or two at least. But if you have only one day, here’s how to spend it.

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Top Cheese Shops of Napa Valley

From SFGate, January 2016

If you’re coming to taste the wines, make room for some cheese.

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Rooted in Napa Valley

From SFGate, January 2016

It took a while for Napa to grow on me, but now I’m as happily rooted here as the grapevines. Here’s why.

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At Home With Doug and Janet Fletcher

From Wine Spectator, June 30, 2015

Good wine, a garden and a big kitchen to play in. That’s life in a nutshell around here.

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Getting Cheesy

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, January 2016

Caterers say more couples are requesting a cheese course at their wedding feast. Here are a few tips on how to make it memorable.

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Only in Corsica

From Culture, Spring 2013

This rugged French island offers landscapes and flavors you won’t find anywhere else.

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Pecorino Paradox

From Culture, Spring 2015

Bypass Sardinia's coastal resorts to find the soul of this scenic island: rustic sheep’s milk cheeses, charming country inns and seafood to dream about.

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Betting on Bufala

From Culture, Spring 2011

Water buffalo milk makes Italy’s best mozzarella. And now two brothers are using the rich bufala milk for a range of inspired cheeses.

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Sheep's Milk Cheese

Speciality Food Magazine

Up from nothing, domestic sheep’s-milk cheese is finally gaining traction. This feature examines the trend and highlights some of the best.

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The Shepherd’s Way

From Saveur, August/September 2008

In rural Calabria, shepherds still make ricotta the traditional way. Learn how one shepherd does it, then make your own version. A primer with recipes.

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Wine & Cheese with Sara Moulton

Napa Valley

With celebrity TV chef Sara Moulton, I guide you through some do's and dont's when entertaining with wine and cheese.

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