Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

by on November 25, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

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In the Jordan Winery kitchen, there is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation. One of the key ingredients in a traditional duck confit recipe is the duck fat, which isn’t easy for most home cooks to source pre-made. Rendering your own fat from the duck takes more time than most [...]

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How chefs use Made With Paper iPad app to sketch recipes

by on February 5, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen

Spring Pea Soup drawing, Made with Paper app

The great Michel Bras says his cooking is inspired by nature, and he draws pictures of each dish. Legendary Chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli fame has an exhibit of his food sketches at the Drawing Center in New York this month–a pictorial look inside his creative process. I create menus much like them—each inspired by the nature of [...]

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How to make dry rub base; recipe for three ethnic spice rubs

by on June 5, 2013 in Featured, From the Kitchen

Ethnic spice rub dry rub recipe

We are fortunate in Sonoma wine country to be able to fire up the terrace grill almost year-round, but summer is still the season when we grill the most–and stock up on my favorite, ethnic dry rub blends to get us through the season. In this video, I demonstrate how to make the Jordan house [...]

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Pumpkin desserts reinvented and other sweet recipes for the holidays

by on November 16, 2011 in From the Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream and Pumpkin Seed Mousse

Executive Chef Todd Knoll has been on vacation for a few weeks, so we asked our baker extraordinaire, Cristina Valencia, to share some easy dessert recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner table [...]

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Dinner party ideas: a simple, fresh edible centerpiece from the garden

by on August 8, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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Summer is my favorite season because it makes throwing dinner parties so easy. Step into a garden or farmer’s market, and you have all the inspiration (and ingredients) you’ll need to entertain guests outdoors in wine country style. One of my newest table decor ideas is the edible centerpiece–a simple, elegant design that doubles as a healthy, colorful first course. Our friends at Taste of [...]

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Halloween party ideas: flowers, appetizers, cocktails, recipes

by on October 8, 2010 in Events, From the Kitchen

todd and manuel, jordan winery chefs

A month before John Jordan’s private Halloween bash, it’s time to create new appetizers and drink cocktails for the party menu.  Todd and I always meet in the kitchen with our Sous Chef, Manuel, and spend the entire morning testing all the different recipes we’ve been brainstorming for months. This year, we decided to capture [...]

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Chef Fall Recipe: Maine Lobster with Chanterelles, Fingerling Potatoes and Yuzu

by on September 28, 2010 in From the Kitchen, News

lobster recipe-jordan winery

With the arrival of every new season, our chef creates signature wine country recipes inspired by our garden and other seasonal ingredients. Two fall recipes, including Maine Lobster with Chanterelles, Fingerling Potatoes and Yuzu, were posted on our website this week. We’ll begin picking our Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes this Wednesday, so white wine pairings are [...]

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Photo shoot for “Decanting Sonoma County” + other food photography, video

by on June 4, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Because food is an essential part of the Jordan experience (both at the winery and hopefully in your home), Executive Chef Todd Knoll seasonally creates new recipes that pair nicely with balanced, elegant Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons, like those made at Jordan. These recipes are showcased at our estate events, during meals for Jordan Estate [...]

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