First Dungeness crab of the season

A reprieve from politics:


I had the dinner duty this weekend and served the first Dungeness crab of the season. It’s a longstanding favorite in our household.

We served the crab with a Butter Lettuce salad that included Mountain Mandarins and French dressing — a classic recipe from the Brown Derby in Los Angeles. We squeezed Meyer lemons onto the crab.

Thanks to The Little Fish Company, Mountain Mandarin Festival, BriarPatch Co-op and Tess’ Kitchen Store wine club for our dinner. The wine was Nuevo Mundo Viognier from Maipo Valley in Chile — about $15 a bottle. It went well with the crab.

Meanwhile, on the “foodie front,” a regular reader, Native American artist Judith Lowry, sent a photo of a custom cake that looked like a Thanksgiving turkey from the Market of Choice grocery store in Bend, Ore. The produce looked amazing. Enjoy your Thanksgiving week!



Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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