Karen SallySix California Kitchens Sally Schmitt Book CoverSally Schmitt was arguably among the very most important voices and practitioners in the development and expansion of our very own, influential foodways. At the Chutney Kitchen and then the original French Laundry, then up in her Mendocino Apple Farm and now in her book Six California Kitchens: A Collection of Recipes, Stories and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine – published just weeks after her passing at 90, she was a quiet powerhouse of goodness.
perry fbThis week we speak with her daughter, Karen Bates, with whom she worked and taught, and her grandson, chef Perry Hoffman, who cooked in Healdsburg at SHED and now is back with family cooking at the Boonville Hotel.
It’s a story of living legacy, family, food and farming.

Savoring Sonoma

July 19, 2023

Liam Callahan on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: July 23, 2023)

Sometime after the Callahan family moved to thirty-four acres of bucolic Sonoma County near Petaluma, former nurse and bar certified lawyer Cindy Callahan realized that our pastoral region produces rich grasses, as high as an elephant’s eye. Her solution to a growing problem was sheep. Soon enough…
July 07, 2023

Lindsey Shere on Savoring Sonoma (Aired: July 9, 2023)

Few people alive today hold as much history and continue to have as much impact on our community of food than Lindsey Shere. Born in Chicago, her family came West, where she was raised on a 500-acre ranch in Healdsburg that included a stretch of the Russian River. In the kitchen from an early age,…
June 22, 2023

Yvonne Michie Horn on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: June 25, 2023)

This week our guest is writer and photographer Yvonne Michie Horn who makes her home here in Sonoma County, where her family has lived for three generations. She’s written for Bon Appetit, Golf Digest, Quarterly Review of Wines, and metropolitan newspapers across the United States, including the…

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