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Yukon Gold/Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A great twist on an old favorite, this recipe is not only delicious; it’s also much better for you because it contains no butter, no cream, no milk — only olive oil (preferably olio nuovo). This is an incredibly simple

Posted in Extra Virgin, Side Dishes

CarneVino Carne Cruda

Carne Cruda (literally, “raw meat”, a.k.a. steak tartare) is on of those classics that demands exceptional ingredients. This recipe is from

Posted in Appetizers, Extra Virgin, Restaurants we ♥

B&B Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

This is a delicious condiment, served at B&B Ristorante — Mario Batali’s Las Vegas incarnation of his legendary

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Dried Asian Pear Crisp with Spiced Tomato Cream Cheese

This is a unique and delicious hors d’oeuvre that’s remarkably easy to make and was a huge crowd-pleaser at the 2009 Kendall Jackson Tomato Festival, where we handed out literally thousands of these! The taste starts with the tangy savory

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DaVero Panzanella

This is a delicious twist on an Italian classic, and well worth making! Nobody needs a recipe for panzanella (essentially a bread and tomato salad) since it’s really about using bounty and leftovers in whatever measure you have. One caveat:

Posted in Extra Virgin, Salads

Crema di Broccoli é Patate

This delicious soup comes to us from Chef Matteo Ferrari of Stella Alpina Osteria in Burlingame, California. It’s rich and flavorful, really shows off the flavor of the Meyer Lemon oil, and is a cinch to make.

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Pollo al Mattone (Chicken under a Brick)

Chicken is one of our favorite things – especially when the recipe involves a grill, is dead-simple, and comes out juicy, crispy, and salty. What’s not to like? Italian in origin (as far back as Etruscan times), the basic idea

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Radish & Parsley Salad

This salad came about one night when I was determined not to go to the store and all I had in the way of ingredients for a salad was a bunch of radishes and Italian parsley.  It turned out

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Handmade Vanilla Ice Cream with DaVero Olive Oil

This recipe comes to us from our friend Bruce Hill.  Bruce is a real under-achiever, with only three of the Bay Area’s best restaurants to his credit: Bix, Restaurant Picco, and Pizzeria Picco. He serves this at the Pizzeria, and

Posted in Desserts

Bacon & Corn Chowder

This is originally from the River Ranch Lodge in Lake Tahoe, via a “You Asked for It” in Gourmet magazine.  But it was lacking a couple of things – specifically, bacon and fried bits – so here it is in

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