Archive for April 20th, 2012

After a Hmong Healing Ceremony, A Feast

After a Hmong Healing Ceremony, A Feast

| April 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

Hmong refugees have been resettling in California’s Central Valley since the late 1970s. Most arrived with few personal belongings, but they did carry their cultural practices — and their recipes. At traditional Hmong healing ceremony in rural Merced, family members feasted on pork and cabbage rolls, fresh fish, and more.

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Chef Alicia Jenish’s Misfit Dinners, Mentors and Bay Area Food Favorites

Chef Alicia Jenish’s Misfit Dinners, Mentors and Bay Area Food Favorites

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd profiles Grand Café executive chef Alicia Jenish, who is cooking up misfit dinners that include goat, lamb and rabbit dishes. Jenish shares who her cooking mentors are and why she calls Charles Phan “the Spotted Owl.”

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