Month: August 2011

Ribs Taft Street Style

Summer is barbeque season, and there is nothing like ribs and Zinfandel to celebrate. Here’s how we do it at Taft Street. Ingredients 4-5 pound rack of pork ribs, trimmed 1 gallon brine (1gallon water + 1 cup salt + ½ cup brown sugar) 2 tablespoons cumin seed 1 tablespoons coriander seed 2 tablespoons ancho …

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The Waiting Game

Fine summer weather has been the rule for the past several weeks, but the damage may have already been done. Late rains during flowering caused shattering in many vineyards, and growers are predicting reduced crops this harvest season. But predicting crop size and quality is a notoriously difficult proposition, so we shall wait and see. …

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