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In this episode, Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways has a spicy conversation with spice purveyor and grinder Shuli Madmone of Whole Spice here in the Napa Valley. He tells us about how to buy and store herbs and spices, and how to make the most of them in your favorite recipes. Enjoy! LISTEN MP3


NVWR® 96 – Raymond & Co. Cheesemongers

by David on December 22, 2009

Are you curious about the importance of terroir and cheese or the difference between raw milk and pasteurized cheese? Do you ever wonder about the way seasonal changes in diet affects the character of cheese? In this episode renowned cheesemonger John Raymond, of Raymond and Co. Cheesemongers, discusses these and other topics with our good […]


NVWR® 94 – Heritage Turkeys

by David on November 10, 2009

Have you thought of serving a “Heritage Turkey” this Thanksgiving? Scott Boggs of Hudson Ranch (here in Napa Valley), talks to our friend Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways about how they farm their produce, pork, eggs, and poultry including heritage turkeys. He’ll tell us about these historic varieties, how they’re raised and why they’re an […]


NVWR® 93 – Italian Food of the Renaissance

by David on October 20, 2009

In this episode I had a chance to sit down with our friend and Italian Connection, Diane De Filipi of “Let’s Go Cook Italian“, to talk about the Italian food of the Renaissance. She’ll tell us about the Renaissance cooking class and meal that’s featured in her wonderful culinary excursions to Italy and the foods […]


NVWR® 91 – Sherry Page Visits the Fatted Calf

by David on September 8, 2009

This episode is likely to give you a severe craving for sausage, bacon, salami or a good steak. Our great friend, Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways learns some amazing things about the world of artisanal charcuterie from Taylor Boetticher, founder and co-owner of the Fatted Calf in Napa. Enjoy! LISTEN MP3


NVWR® 89 – Long Meadow Ranch

by David on July 28, 2009

In this episode, our good friend Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways visits Long Meadow Ranch, a beautiful place that takes a holistic approach to farming by producing organic fruits and vegetables, olive oil, grass-fed beef, wine and even fresh eggs. It was a windy day at the ranch, so please bear with us as you hear […]

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If you want to know more about cheese in general, or about pairing cheese with wine, this episode is for you! Nancy had the chance to sit down with Lassa Skinner, the General Manager of Oxbow Cheese in Napa and she offers some great information about trying new cheeses, how to select them and pairing […]


NVWR® 78 – Mushrooms!

by David on February 10, 2009

In this episode, our good friend Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways delves into the world of mushroom foraging. Renowned forager, Connie Green of Wine Forest Mushrooms tells Sherry about the mushrooms that can be found here in Napa Valley and shares some of her favorite recipes including her recipe for chanterelle vodka!


NVWR® 70 – Bringing Italy Home

by David on August 26, 2008

If you’re like me, and postponed that yearned for trip to Italy because of the weak dollar, this episode is for you! Our great friend and expert on all things Italian, Diane De Filipi of Let’s Go Cook Italian, has some great ideas about how to bring the authentic flavors of Italy home. Get yourself […]


Prepare yourself for the fascinating story of how Steve Sando, proprietor of Rancho Gordo here in the Napa Valley, specializes in tracking down heirloom and rare varieties of beans, grains, herbs and more. Discover why these culinary essentials make your every-day meals even more delicious as he chats with our good friend, Sherry Page of […]

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