In case you missed them, here’s a wrap up of our favorite blog posts of the week. Read, get inspired, and start cooking!
|Ingredient Spotlight: Avocado
Creamy, nutty avocados add flavor and silky texture to dips, salads, sandwiches and more. Read on for our best tips for selecting, preparing and cooking with avocados, along with some of our favorite recipes.
Fattoush is similar to a Middle Eastern version of panzanella, Italy’s popular bread salad. This nontraditional recipe makes a great starter or meatless main.
|Wine Country Spotlight: Michael Gyetvan of Azzurro Pizzeria & Enoteca
When Napa residents have a hankering for wood-fired pizzas topped with local, seasonal ingredients, they head to Azzurro. Here, owner Michael Gyetvan tells us about living in wine country, his favorite pizza combinations and his dough-making tips.
|Recipe Roundup: Simple Summer Pastas
Boil a pot of pasta, toss with garden-fresh ingredients, and dinner is served! Here are some of our favorites.
|Weekend Project: Focaccia
We’ve talked all about pizza on Taste this week, but here’s another flatbread to add to your repertoire. Read on for our basic recipe, then scroll down for new flavor variations to try!
|Recipe Roundup: Grilled Chicken
Mix up your grilled chicken routine! Boost the flavor of your favorite cuts with bold rubs, spicy marinades and tasty sauces from around the world — here are our best recipes to get you started.
|Pistachio Ice Cream with Shaved Chocolate
Unlike the artificial green stuff you see in stores, this pistachio ice cream is the real deal: a pale yellow cream rich with toasted nuts. The added chocolate makes it irresistible.
|Wine Country Spotlight: Ronit Madmone of Whole Spice
Whole Spice is a specialty shop in Napa featuring walls of whole and freshly ground spices, teas, dried herbs and more. Here, owner Ronit Madmone tells us all about her love of spices, her favorite ways to use them, and how they fit into wine country cuisine.
|Weekend Entertaining: Pizza Party
No matter the time of year or the occasion, pizza is the best (and easiest!) way to please a crowd. Here are our tips and recipes for pulling off a fun, casual make-your-own pizza party.
|Antipasto Salad with Peperoncini Vinaigrette
An array of Italian cured meats and cheese inspired this lively chopped salad, topped with zesty peperoncini.