Posts Tagged ‘todd knoll’

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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Jordan chef’s table menu revealed for Relish Culinary foodie event

by on January 30, 2014 in Featured, From the Kitchen, News

Made with Paper - jordan winery entree dish 1

Jordan Executive Chef Todd Knoll is one of six local chefs selected to host a Chef’s Table this winter at Relish Culinary in Healdsburg, wine country’s premier culinary center for cooking demonstrations and edible adventures. He revealed his menu earlier this week, and if the descriptors don’t make you hungry, we think these sketches will. When [...]

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Simple appetizer recipe: olive oil and citrus marinated goat cheese

by on June 18, 2012 in Featured, From the Kitchen

goat cheese appetizer

When entertaining at home, one of my favorite appetizers to serve at dinner parties is aged goat cheese marinated with Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, seasonal citrus, spices and fresh herbs. This recipe is easy to make and has a very elegant presentation; it can be made a day in advance to save time, and [...]

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New release video: 2010 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on May 20, 2011 in From the Land, News

jordan winery olive oil harvest

The cool growing season in 2010 allowed us to produce what I believe is our best vintage of olive oil to date. In this 2010 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting note video, I discuss the weather, fruit ripening and making of our latest vintage, as well as the award-winning oil’s flavors, texture and myriad uses in the kitchen. Released officially [...]

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Christmas gift ideas: best kitchen knives for home cooks and chefs

by on November 24, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Trying to find great gift ideas for home cooks or burgeoning chefs? Chef Todd Knoll recommends three very different–and equally useful–kitchen knives this holiday season. When Chef Knoll suggested doing a video to talk about his favorite must-have knives, I was thrilled to learn more about knife anatomy, types, construction and uses. My favorite Christmas [...]

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Meet Chef Knoll at the Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen

by on June 16, 2010 in Events

aspen food and wine event

If you’re attending this weekend’s Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, we invite you to stop by our tasting table, where Executive Chef Todd Knoll will be preparing little tastes to pair with our new releases of 2008 Chardonnay and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Director of Hospitality & Events Nitsa Knoll will also attend [...]

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Our hands from tree to bottle: 2009 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on May 4, 2010 in From the Land, News

2009 jordan extra virgin olive oil

Our 2009 Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil released on Saturday, May 1, in conjunction with our Spring at Jordan event. This vintage has special significance to me because it shows our stylistic progression to a rounder mid-palate EVOO, thanks to the addition of more fruit from our young Arbequina trees. We also utilized an innovative mobile mill to [...]

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How to make sea salt: a Mother’s Day travel gift idea

by on April 29, 2010 in Events, From the Heart

todd and nista

You can preserve your travel memories through homemade salt using our sea salt recipe, which has been featured in Saveur magazine. Todd and I started a tradition many years ago of collecting salt water from seas and oceans to make homemade sea salt: an affordable (costs nothing) but very memorable souvenir from our annual vacations. Making [...]

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EVOO recipe contest winner announced

by on April 21, 2010 in Events, News

Thanks to all who entered our first recipe contest, inspired by the May 1 release of our 2009 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil. And the winning recipe our judges selected is … Due to availability of seasonal lettuces, vegetables and seafood, we added (and substituted) a few ingredients in Chef Woody’s dish. I hope he doesn’t [...]

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Spring growing season update from our garden

by on April 9, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Ideal spring weather in Alexander Valley has already afforded us an exciting harvest of lettuces, onions, strawberries and herbs, as well as near-perfect blooms on our fruit trees and impressive growth of our raspberry bushes. In this video, I discuss what’s happening this month in our garden behind the winery, including our tree-grafting experiments, which [...]

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