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    Recipes For An Intimate New Year’s Celebration From Chef Kathy Gunst

    I often feel sentimental at year’s end, thinking back on great times with family and friends, outstanding meals, travel and discoveries. But I won’t shed a tear to see 2020 fade out. Bring in 2021. How do you say goodbye to one of the worst years in memory? Is celebrating even an appropriate response? I say we need to celebrate now more than ever. As we wrap up a year that has brought such hardship for so many around the world, we need to find light and look to the future. And creating a memorable meal is one of the  

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    Kathy Marcks Hardesty: Artisan winemakers rule the wine world | Food and Cooking

    Winemaker Coby Parker Garcia serving Dan Hardesty on the new tasting room patio. The lounge-like setting set up for El Lugar at the Petal Club, the latter his wife and partner’s floral business. When I say I prefer small, artisan wineries, please don’t get me wrong, it’s just because they always rate among my Central Coast favorites. That said, I like quite a few large producers owned by rich corporations, they can afford to buy the best equipment and top winemakers. Although  

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