The Wine Country Online

Your Guide to California Food, Wine and Art

Winter Picnic, Coleman Valley Road

No. 12, Winter 2002-03
"Winter Fun Issue"

Note from the Publisher & Acknowledgments:
Welcome to the our twelfth installment


The Fisherman and the Octopus
Jack tells a tale from Crete
Recipe: A Method for Braising Fresh Octopus

A Fall Meze for a Great Cabernet
A Mediterranean-style California menu and recipes to complement Camellia Cellars' 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Cow That Walked to Town
Jack visits the market in Belize's Banque Viejo del Carmen
Recipe: Soup Cow Beef and Vegetables

Winter Fun Update
Places to go and see

Photo Tours by Jack Burton:

"Burning Food"
An Illustrated Report on Cuisine at the Burning Man Festival
Written by Mark Hanson and Drawn by Levi Miller

The Jimtown Store Cookbook
New HarperCollins release by Carrie Brown, John Werner and Michael McLaughlin

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Cover photo: Winter Picnic, Coleman Valley Road, Sonoma County, by Jack Burton

New!Sonoma County Catering and Event Planning


Wine Country Calendar
A focus on Sonoma County seasonal events

Wine Country Travel Guides
Books by Jack Burton and Ken Stanton

The Book Shop
A select list by Wine Country authors
Order On-Line via Amazon

Book Reviews
Chef Jack shares his faves

Slow Food
An Introduction to the Slow Food Movement

The Wine Tout
Meet our favorite winemakers
The Cheese Shop
Featuring the cheesemakers of the Wine Country
Sonoma County Crossroads
News, Events, Menus and Recipes from Jimtown Store

Breaking News and Updates; New Businesses in Town
Notes and Postcards from the Road
Travel stories and snaps, plus mail from our traveling friends
Our fall cards

Seasonal Color Galleries
Jack's scenic photos of changing seasons
Stewardship: Speaking for the Land
A Guide to Local Conservation Organizations

Cozy Lodgings
Favorite B&B's and Inns
Go There! Sonoma Hotlinks
Featured links to our friends and neighbors

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Subject Index
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