• Q&A: Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions

    By Pasture Braised on February 14, 2013
    San Francisco’s leading culinary couple discuss food, travel, and the philosophy of doing things their way. Perhaps the only thing more pleasurable than dining at State Bird Provisions, otherwise knows as America’s Best New Restaurant, is talking with Chef Proprietors, Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski. Stuart and Nicole embody so much of what we love about the Bay Area food […]
  • Bone Marrow—Nature’s Best Butter

    By Cliff on January 27, 2013
    A blast from our SF past, but I love this stuff! Bone Marrow is currently trending pretty hard in the Bay Area. From fine dining to bar snack, its presence is ubiquitous with California’s head-to-toe cuisine revolution. It’s as simple as it is delicious: bones are roasted, the marrow extracted and the party begins. Some of my favorite preparations are bone […]
  • The Prather Ranch

    By Cliff on January 18, 2013
    “I believe that the place where an animal dies is a sacred one. The ritual could be something very simple, such as a moment of silence. No words, just one moment of silence. I can picture it perfectly…” – Temple Grandin I first visited the Prather Ranch in Siskiyou County, Northern California in 2009, soon after I joined Prather Ranch […]
  • Grilled New Year’s Eve Rib Roast

    By Cliff on January 2, 2013
    Northern California is known for its micro climates, which have allowed it to become one of the most diverse agricultural centers in the United States. Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are synonymous with California cuisine, but what some people don’t know is that Northern California is also home to some of the best pasture raised livestock available in the US. […]