Recipes

Duck Carnitas Taste of Sonoma, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2014

Duck Carnitas with "Guacatillo" Sauce & Pickled Onions
A Relish Favorite!

Gravenstein Apple Fair Chef Demos 2014

Tartlets with Gravenstein Apples, Caramelized Onions & Pancetta
Chef Anne Cornell, Relish Culinary Adventures

Apple-Bacon Hushpuppies with Apple Mustard
Chef Daniel Kedan, Backyard Forestville

Skillet Gravenstein Apple Crisp
Tina Green, Chef Tina's Kitchen

Pork Cutlets smothered in Gravenstein Apples and Onions with Hard Cider Gravy
Chef Berry Salinas, Red's Apple Roadhouse

Gravenstein Apple-Jalapeno Jam with Burrata, Olive Oil & Crusty Bread
Jamil Peden, Woodfour Brewing Company

Gravenstein Apple-Red Onion Chutney
Billy Reid, Hopmonk Tavern

Monthly Demos at the Healdsburg Farmers' Market

Farro Salad with Asparagus, Chevre, Lemon & Walnuts (May 2014)
Chef Anne Cornell

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Pine Nuts & Valley Ford Estero Gold Cheese (June 2014)
Chef Anne Cornell

California Artisan Cheese Festival 2014 - Chef Demo Recipes

Redwood Hill Chevre Bites with Arugula Salad and Ancho Chili-Honey Vinaigrette
Anne Cornell, Relish Culinary Adventures

Whipped Bellwether Ricotta, Farro, Arugula, Pistachios, Mint & Lemon
Liza Hinman, The Spinster Sisters

Valley Ford Highway One Fontina and Roasted Maitake Enchiladas with Creamed Spinach and Guajillo Chili Sauce
Brandon Guenther, Rocker Oysterfeller's

Seasonal Wild Mushroom Recipe - February 2014

Elissa Rubin-Mahon, Wild Mushroom Forager / Chef / Preserver
Glazed Heirloom Squash with Wild Mushrooms, Citrus & Smoked Paprika

Relish's winning Mac 'n Cheese at Thumbprint Cellars "Mac Off" - January 2014

Anne Cornell, Relish Chef
Pimento Mac 'n Cheese

Relish 10th Anniversary Celebration

Anne Cornell, Relish Chef
Celery Root, Apple & Rosemary Soup

Midsummer recipes 2013

Relish Kids in the Kitchen - Summer Cooking Camp with chef Angela Hunter-Geiss
Summer Fruit Cobbler
Yellow String Beans with Yellow Cherry Tomatoes & Lemon Thyme

Summer on the French Riviera with chef Ciara Meaney
Tomatoes Provençal

Sonoma County Flavors with chef Tracey Shepos
Padron Peppers with Lemon

Artisan Cheese Festival 2013 - Chef Demonstrations

Mark Stark, Chef/Owner, Stark Reality Restaurants (Willi's Wine Bar, Willi's Seafood, Monti's Rotisserie, Stark Steak House)
Citrus Salad with Bellwether Farms Fromage Blanc, Rhubarb Honey & Olive Oil Granola
Spanish Omelette with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Spring Onions, Fennel & Cypress Grove Midnight Moon Cheese
Serrano Ham & Nicasio Foggy Morning Cheese Torta with Black Truffle & Sunnyside Farm Eggs

Condra Easly, Chef/Owner, Patisserie Angelica
Parisian Quiche, Wine Country Style

Duskie Estes, Chef/Owner, Zazu Restaurant
Redwood Hill Goat Yogurt Panna Cotta + Sherry Roasted Grapes

Austin Perkins, Executive Chef, Nick's Cove
Dungeness Crab Mac n Cheese

Current Favorite (Winter 2013)

Bread Pudding with Candy Cap Mushrooms and Tart Cherries

Top 9 Summer Recipes (September 2012)
Staff picks for the season

Padron Peppers with Lemon

Pickled Corn

Crostini with Fresh Fig, Crispy Proscuitto, Arugula & Honey

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Jimtown's Romesco

Salsa Verde

Corn, Tomato, Zucchini & Point Reyes Blue Sauce

Sweet-Spicy Moroccan Tomato Jam

Almond Cake with Summer Fruit

Taste of Sonoma (September 2012)
Delicious dish served at the festival--great paired with pinot noir.

Recipe courtesy chef Tracey Shepos
Hoisin Sauce and Asian Pickled Carrots

Gravenstein Apple Fair Chef Demos (August 2012)
Cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Carol Kozlowski-Every, Kozlowski Farms
Apple Strudel Crisp

Gravenstein Apple Dumpling - before & afterBrandon Guenther, Rocker Oysterfeller's
Apple Fritters with Wildflower Honey

Mei Ibach, Malaysia Mei's
Apple, Tomato & Carrot Salad

Tom Schmidt, John Ash & Co.
Apple Risotto with Sage Butter

John Lyle, Hardcore Farm to Face
Apple Dumplings with Cider Caramel Sauce

Billy Reid, Hopmonk Tavern
Chicken Apple Sausage

Healdsburg Farmers Market Chef Demos (Summer 2012)
Cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

May Cook Like a Local - Chef's Market demo
Crostini with Fresh Pea Pesto & Pine Nuts, Chef Mei Ibach of Malaysian Mei's

June Cook Like a Local - Chef's Market demo
Fava Bean Hummus Crostini with Valley Ford Estero Gold Cheese, Chef Tracey Shepos

July Cook Like a Local - Chef's Market demo
Asian Arugula Pesto on Crostini, Chef Mei Ibach of Malaysian Mei's

August Cook Like a Local
Sauteed Padron Peppers, Chef Tracey Shepos

Artisan Cheese Festival 2012 - Chef Demonstrations

Tom Schmidt, Executive Chef, John Ash and Company
Bellwether Farms Ricotta Blintzes with Smoked Salmon

John Franchetti, Chef/Owner, Rosso Pizzeria and Wine Bar
Bellwether Farms Ricotta Blintzes with Smoked Salmon

Justin Wangler, Executive Chef, Kendall-Jackson
Herbed Delice de la Vallee & Valley Ford Estero Gold Gnocchi

A Favorite Winter Recipe 2012

A richly flavored wild mushroom soup, delicious after a chilly winter's morning foraging for wild mushrooms.
Wild Mushroom Soup with Celeriac and Leeks
Chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Gingerbread Bread Pudding

A delicious holiday favorite, including a delicious gingerbread recipe.
Gingerbread Bread Pudding

Winter Squash Soup

A favorite of Relish in the fall
Winter Squash Soup

Sonoma County Wine Country Weekend - Taste of Sonoma (September 2011)
Relish Culinary Adventures was a "Perfect Pairing" with Everett Ridge Winery's Rosé wine.

Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Mint, Basil and Ricotta Salad

Gravenstein Apple Fair Chef Demos (Summer 2011)
Cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures and sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Carol Kozlowski, Kozlowski Farms
Gravenstein Apple Fudge Brownies

Daniel Kedan, Peter Lowell's Restaurant
Chilled Gravenstein Apple-Carrot Soup with Pickled Apples and Creme Fraiche

Jacquelyn Buchanan, Laura Chenel's Chevre
Gravenstein Apple & Chiogga Beet Carpaccio with Laura Chenel's Chevre and Candied

Elissa Rubin-Mahon, Artisan Preserves
Vanilla Bean Gravenstein Applesauce

Chris Maritzen, Whole Foods Market
Gravenstein Apple and Beet Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Mei Ibach, Malaysian Mei's
Vietnamese-Style Gravenstein Apple and Cellophane Noodle Salad

Billy Reid, Hopmonk Tavern
Gravenstein Apple & Onion Chutney

Healdsburg Farmers Market Chef Demos (Summer 2011)
Cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

October Chef's Market demo
?, Octavio Diaz of Agava Mexican Restaurant

September Chef's Market demo
?, Marie Simmons

July Chef's Market demo
Classic Aioli, Colleen McGlynn of DaVero

June Chef's Market demo
Lettuce-Wrapped Vietnamese Pork Patties with Herbs and Dipping Sauce, Lia Huber of Nourish Network

May Chef's Market demo
Arugula with Strawberries, Radishes, Pickled Rhubarb and Vinaigrette, Donna del Rey of Relish

California Artisan Cheese Festival (March 2011)
Chef cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Mary Karlin, Grilled Cumin-Scented Flatbread with Fresh Cheese and Tomato-Ginger Chutney
Kristine Kidd, Broccoli Rabe, Feta & Mint Pasta
Boris Portnoy, Methods for Homemade Creme Fraiche, Butter and Yogurt
Jacquelyn Buchanan, Chocolate Truffles with Laura Chenel's Chevre

Holidays (December 2010)

Favorite Holiday Appetizers
Cheesy Gougère
Proscuitto-Wrapped Breadsticks

Favorite Holiday Treats
Classic Gingerbread Cookies

Artisano (October 2010)
Cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Lia Huber, Nourish Network
Corn and Quinoa Pasta Salad

Dustin Valette, Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen
Roasted Sugar Pie Pumpkin Soup with Crisply Gleason Ranch Pig Trotters, Piment de Esplette & Pepitas

Carrie Brown, Jimtown Store
Figs Two Ways:  Roasted Fresh Figs with Creme Fraiche and Roasted Dried Figs with Pan-Roasted Walnuts, Fennel & Saba

Mediterranean Feast at the Beach (October 2010)
with Oded Shakked, foodie and winemaker at Longboard Vineyards

Oded Shakked, Longboard Vineyards
Oded's Hummus

Healdsburg Farmers Market Chef Demos (Summer 2010)
Cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

November Chef's Market demo
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Sage, Carrie Brown

September Chef's Market demo
Quick Sweet-Spicy Cucumber Pickles, Lia Huber

June Chef's Market demo
Early Summer Green Salad with Strawberries, Shamrock Feta and Toasted Nuts, Victoria Rezonja

Sonoma County Wine Country Weekend - Taste of Sonoma (September 2010)
This dish was a featured "perfect pairing" with Michel-Schlumberger Pinot Blanc and Syrah wines.

Heirloom Tomato Panzanella, Victoria Rezonja

Santa Rosa Downtown Market Chef Demos (June - September 2010)
Cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Brian Anderson, Bistro 29
Buckwheat Crepes with Summer Vegetable Ratatouille

Roger Praplan, La Gare
The Perfect Grass-Fed Hamburger

Liza Hinman, Santi Restaurant
Nectarine Salad with Prosciutto, Almonds, Pecorino, & Fig Vinaigrette

California Artisan Cheese Festival (March 2010)
Cheesemaking seminars and cooking demonstrations organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Cheesemaking Seminar with Liam Callahan of Bellwether Farms and Margo True of Sunset Magazine
Ricotta Cheesemaking Method, Liam Callahan
Fava Beans and Ricotta on Buttermilk Flatbread, Margo True
Caramelized Tangerine and Ricotta Tart, Margo True

Cheesemaking Seminar with Maureen Cunnie of Cowgirl Creamery and Elaine Johnson of Sunset Magazine
Fromage Blanc Cheesemaking Method, Maureen Cunnie
Fromage Blanc with Strawberries and Lemon Honey, Elaine Johnson
Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese, Elaine Johnson
Apple Fromage Blanc Torte, Karen Van Dollen, winner of the Sunset Fromage Blanc recipe contest

Cheesemaking and Cooking Demonstrations
Rachel Boucher, Stuffed Bread Bowl Sandwich with Point Reyes Cheese
Mary Karlin, Chevre Cheesemaking Formula
Mary Karlin, Chevre with Herbs de Provence on Flatbread
Mary Karlin, Ricotta Cheesemaking Formula
Mary Karlin, Chocolate Crepes Stuffed with Ricotta and Nutella

Healdsburg Steelhead Festival (February 2010)
Chef demos organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Salmon Filet with Brussels Sprouts and Truffle
Ralph Tingle, Bistro Ralph

Steamed Black Mussel Salad with Pickled Shallots, Croutons and Vinaigrette
Jude Affronti, Affronti

Gravenstein Apple Fair (August 2009)
Chef demos organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Gravenstein Apple Corn Muffins
Carol Kozlowski, Kozlowski Farms

Dry-Farmed Gravenstein Apple and Chipotle Salsa
Doug Nicosia, Sensuous Farms

Lettuce Cups with Gravenstein Apples and Lentils
Billy Reid, Hopmonk Tavern

Pulled Chardonnay Chicken Sliders with Gravenstein Apple Slaw
Christopher Greenwald, Bay Laurel Culinary

Curried Quinoa Gravenstein Apple Salad
Jill Nussinow, The Veggie Queen

chOn The Farm: Dry Creek Peach and Produce (August 2009)
Our annual peach adventure

Summer Succotash
John Ash, chef and author

Chris Jones from the girl & the fig making fresh ricottaArtisan Cheese Festival (March 2009)
Chef demos organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Chèvre Coeur à la Crème with Raspberry Sauce
Andy Wild, Culinary Institute of America

Herb and Olive Oil Marinated North Valley Chevre with Grilled "Trigo Feurte
Michael Tuohy, Grange Restaurant

Homemade Fromage Blanc and Chevre
Sheana Davis, Epicurean Connection

Creamy Polenta with Sunny-Side-Up Eggs and Red Hawk Cheese
Joey Altman, Bay Cafe

Ricotta Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables and Meyer Lemon Brown Butter
Chris Jones, the girl & the fig

Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival (February 2009)
Chef demos organized by Relish Culinary Adventures

Chef Todd Muir talking seafood at the Wild Steelhead FestWhat a beautiful winter day. We lucked out with a one-day break in the rain and cooked up some fabulous ocean-friendly seafood.

Skewered and Grilled Squid with Herb Salad and Orange-Ginger Aioli
Christopher Greenwald, Bay Laurel Culinary

Gulf Prawns with Caggianno Andouille Sausage, Rainbow Chard and Roasted Red Peppers
Tim Vallery, Peloton Catering

Salmon with Pesto Risotto Cake and Beurre Rouge
Todd Muir, Wine Country Chefs

Relish Culinary Center Open House (June 2008)

We had a great event with about 200 people dropping by to see the new facility. We were thrilled that these local chefs and good friends of Relish did demonstrations during the event in addition to Andrea Mugnaini and her staff cooking up gourmet pizzas in our Mugnaini wood fired oven and Larry Frey grilling up his delicious secret-recipe chicken wings.

"Stand Up" Salad with Green Goddess Dip
Carrie Brown of Jimtown Store

Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Crab with Gribiche Sauce
Mike Ellis of Dry Creek Kitchen

Fried Green Tomatoes with Bacon and Sweet Corn Relish
Jeff Mall of Zin Restaurant

Black Pasta with Smoked Trout and Chardonnay Cream Sauce
Todd Muir of Wine Country Chefs

Lemongrass-Infused Chocolate Truffles
Christopher Greenwald of Bay Laurel Culinary

Passport to Dry Creek (April 2008)
all Passport recipes by Janis Frey

Pork and Beef Chili with Petit Sirah
-paired with 2005 Martin Family Zinfandel

 

Mini Gourmet Corn Dogs
-paired with barrel samples of the 2006 Truett Hurst Petit Sirah

 

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Port-Soaked Cherries

-paired with barrel samples of the 2005 Martin Family Vineyards Port

 

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Feb 2007)

Snapper Baked in Parchment with Shrimp and Vegetables

Charlie Palmer

-paired with the Roederer Estate 1999 Brut Anderson Valley L'Ermitage

 

Arctic Crab Bisque with Creme Fraiche

Mario Martinoli for Smart & Final

-paired with the Geyser Peak Winery 2006 Sauvignon Blanc California

 

Wild Mushroom Pate

John Ash

-paired with the Flying Goat Cellars 2005 Pinot Noir, Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyards, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County

 

Meyer Lemon, Ricotta and Rosemary Cookies

Janis Frey for Relish Culinary School

-paired with the 2005 Navarro Vineyards Late Harvest Muscat Blanc, Anderson Valley

On the Farm:  Middleton Farm (October 2006)

We served a simple appetizer before the farm tour consisting of halved fresh figs topped with Cashel Blue Cheese and a dollop of Balsamic Roasted Onions. We had many requests for the onion recipe that was originally from Chef Britt Galler, so here it is.

Balsamic Roasted Onions

Britt Galler

Gravenstein Apple Fair (August 2006)

Here are some wonderful recipes using a local specialty--Gravenstein apples. If you can't get Gravs, then Granny Smith or Fuji apples work great. And if you haven't been to the Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebastopol in August, you need to go!

Apple Cobbler Cake

Carol Kozlowski-Every, Kozlowski Farms

 

Apple Spring Rolls with Sticky Bun Caramel Sauce

Tracey Shepas, Willi's Wine Bar

 

Pulled Rabbit with Chipotle-Apple Sauce and Warm Corn and Cucumber Salad

Chris Greenwald, Bay Laurel Culinary

 

Chestnut Crepes with Caramelized Apples, Goat Milk Cajeta and Pumpkin Ice Cream

Kevin McKenzie, Dry Creek Vineyards

Windsor Farmers Market (Summer 2006)

Once again, Chef Kevin McKenzie has put together a winner. This Bruschetta with Heirloom Tomato Jam and Goat Cheese was a big hit at the Windsor Farmers Market where he demo'ed just how easy it is to make. This is a great use for those abundant end-of-summer tomatoes.

Bruschetta with Heirloom Tomato Jam and Goat Cheese

Kevin McKenzie

Housemade Mascarpone (Winter 2005)

After paying exorbitant prices at the local store for mediocre mascarpone, Chef Kevin McKenzie did some research and learned that mascarpone is easy to make. This mascarpone costs about one-fifth of the supermarket price and tastes better than most supermarket brands.

Housemade Mascarpone

Kevin McKenzie

Catered "Chamber After Hours" Event (Fall 2005)

Relish served these delicious hors d'oeuvres at a festive "after hours" event at the historic Victorian home of Liz and Richard Pembroke of Pembroke Studios. Enjoy!

Shrimp Ceviche with Tequila and Avocado

Relish Culinary School

 

Crostini with Cannellini Bean, Herbs and Shaved Parmesan

Jennifer Lange

 

Herbed Mini Cheese Biscuits

Amy Schaefers, The Last Course

Elegant Holiday Dinner (Fall 2004)

Ralph Tingle, owner and chef at Bistro Ralph in Healdsburg, offset the rich blue cheese souffle main course with this delicious Butternut Squash Soup and a salad of Arugula with Golden Raisins and tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Butternut Squash Soup

Ralph Tingle, Bistro Ralph

 

Arugula with Golden Raisins and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ralph Tingle, Bistro Ralph

Russian River Food and Winefest (September 2004)

This was the first of what I'm sure will be many annual Winefests. Relish organized five cooking demonstrations with locally- and nationally-known chefs highlighting Sonoma County ingredients in recipes that are designed for home cooking. The demonstrations were all "standing room only" and all the dishes were amazing. The melon soup was especially flavorful and easy to make...

Fig, Prosciutto and Point Reyes Farmstead Blue Cheese Pizza

Sondra Bernstein and John Toulze, the girl & the fig, Sonoma

Nielson Farms Green Bean Salad with Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Ranch Dressing

Mark Stark, Willi's Wine Bar and Monti's Rotisserie, Santa Rosa, Willi's Seafood, Healdsburg

Composition of Seafood "en Papillot" with Orange-Confit, Fennel and Verbena

Daniel Humm, Campton Place Restaurant, San Francisco

Sand Dabs with Roasted Love Farms Squashes, Provençal sauce and Sauteed Purslane

Charlie Palmer, Dry Creek Kitchen, Healdsburg, Aureole, Las Vegas and New York

Summer Melon Soup with Coconut, Petrale Sole Ceviche, & Basil-Lime Oil Garnish

Rick Moonen, restaurant rm, Las Vegas and New York

Summer Grilling 2004

Grilling caramelizes sugars and enhances flavor in all foods, including fruit. This grilled fruit dessert recipe can be prepared ahead and placed on the grill after dinner...

Grilled Stone Fruit "en Papillote"

Renaud Kolpin, Bistro Ralph

Healdsburg Lavender Festival (June 2004)

Relish Culinary School sponsored cooking demonstrations at the very successful and fragrant Healdsburg Lavender Festival in June. Here are the recipes for you to duplicate at home...

Curried Pork Tenderloin with Lavender-scented Peach Chutney

Kathy Chesko, Chef at Rezonja Wine Cellars

 

Orange-Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Peter de Jong, Village Bakery

 

Salmon Gravlax with Sea Salt and Lavender

Nitsa Prousalis, personal chef and caterer

 

Lavender Ice Cream

Carrie Brown, Jimtown Store

Sonoma-Marin Fair (June 2004)

Chef Sandy Poze demonstrated this delicious chilled soup at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in June--it was a very warm evening and the soup was a big hit. He used Unti Vineyards Grenache Rosé wine which has a beautiful salmon color that almost exactly matched the lovely rose color of the soup—and added just the right zing!

Chilled Melon Soup with Rosé Wine

Chef-Instructor Sandy Poze

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