Enjoy Food, Wine and Fun Adventures with Rosina
Hello, my friend ~ I’m so glad you’re joining me here! Want to know what’s “on the menu” for you whenever you visit RosinaWilson.com?
Great! Here’s some “word association” for you. If I say San Francisco, what comes to mind? Cable cars, of course. World-class restaurants. Freshly caught local salmon and Dungeness crab from family-owned fishing boats. Friendly neighborhoods, impossibly steep hills, soft blankets of fog. The postcard-pretty Golden Gate Bridge, and the blue Pacific beyond.
Now, if I say California Wine Country, what do you see? Lush green vineyards, maybe, with clusters of ripening grapes. Tasting rooms where you can relax and sample the latest vintages. “Winemaker Dinners” that feature special “pairings” of food and wine. (This a long-time specialty of mine, by the way, and I’ll share lots of great info with you about how it all works.)
I’m fortunate enough to live halfway between San Francisco and the Wine Country of Napa and Sonoma. On any given day, I might point my trusty red convertible toward one destination or the other to enjoy some wine, food and fun. And now, thanks to my RosinaWilson.com blog, I can share my world with you.
So, are you wondering who the heck this Rosina Wilson character is, anyway? Well, I’ve been a proud member of the very tasty culinary profession for a couple of decades, plus, and I’ve “worn many hats” along the way. (I got my start after winning the Grand Prize, for a double-garlicky artichoke recipe, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Cookoff. Really!)
I’ve had the great pleasure of writing a cookbook (“Seafood Pasta and Noodles ~ The New Classics”), which you can see below, plus a gazillion articles on food, wine, travel and more. I taught the “Wine and Food Pairing” class for ten years at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and I co-founded the hip, young-adult-oriented “Wine X” Magazine.
Fortunately for us all, the only thing I like better than trying on all these various hats ~ and doing work that I truly love ~ is sharing it with my friends. So I’ll always be sure to tuck camera and mini-camcorder into my pockets whenever I go out exploring, and I’ll post the pics, vids and stories for you ASAP.
What exactly do I have in store for you, here at RosinaWilson.com? Well, the *real* answer is that there’s always so much to do around here, even *I* don’t always know until it’s happening! But here are just a few examples:
I’ll bring you with me to my favorite restaurants ~ everything from high-end “destination” spots to a nearby Mexican taqueria tucked under a freeway. (Well, *almost* under it!) A countryside taverna, less than an hour from San Francisco, with Greek dancing on Sundays. (Lessons included. Retsina optional!) Chinese “dim sum” houses and Japanese “sushi boat” places where they calculate your bill by counting the number of empty plates stacked up in front of you.
We’ll check out the Wine Country with tastings at the wineries, walks through the vineyards, audio and video interviews with winemakers and winery owners, and a free “insiders only” all-access pass to some of the coolest tasting events anywhere. Also, since I’m a certified wine judge, I’ll smuggle you into the “inner sanctum” judging chambers at some of America’s most prestigious wine competitions.
I’ll reveal the secrets of pairing wine with food, so that each one tastes better than it did by itself. You’ll join me in professional kitchens with me to speak with restaurant owners and chefs. We’ll hit the farmers’ markets and specialty shops together to meet purveyors of all kinds of food, both mainstream and highly unusual. And we’ll talk about, shop for and taste everything from ultra-fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, to fresh-caught salmon and wild-foraged mushrooms, to flavored mustards, chutneys, and drop-dead-delectable chocolate confections.
Since I’m also an inveterate nature gal, we’ll spend time exploring the great outdoors together. We’ll go beachcombing, birding, even kayaking. (Plus snorkeling when I visit the tropics.) We’ll hike in the hills, the redwood forests, and the wildflower meadows. We’ll scan the skies at astronomy events. And I haven’t even *hinted* at all the fun ~ nature-oriented and otherwise ~ that we’ll have in San Francisco, one of the best-loved cities in the world.
I’ve saved the best part for last: Not only can you *visit* my fun and tasty world, you can also *be a part* of it. Just join my Tasting Tribe, right here on RosinaWilson.com, and share *your* ideas in my fun, interactive Tasting Tribe Forum.
Once I get all the site links connected here (darn, I’m *still* not much of a techie!), you’ll have a place to tell us about *your* best (and worst!) dining experiences, your most intriguing recipes and kitchen tips, and your favorite wines and wine-with-food matchups.
We’ll also compare notes on exciting new trends in the culinary field. And who knows ~ we may even *start* some trends together!
So make yourself comfy, grab something to snack and sip (because all the food-and-wine talk is guaranteed to bring on an appetite), and come explore my world with me. Visit as often as you like ~ and keep stirring *your* own ideas into the mix.
Thanks again for visiting RosinaWilson.com. Come back soon ~ I’ll *always* have something new, fun and tasty for you!!!
Seafood Pasta & Noodles – The New Classics
*** Warning: Shameless Book Promotion Ahead! Proceed with EXTREME Caution!!!
My cookbook, “Seafood Pasta & Noodles – The New Classics”, was published by Ten Speed Press: http://www.tenspeed.com. “Seafood Pasta” contains 110 of my original recipes, with beverage suggestions for each one. It’s gorgeously illustrated with amazing watercolors (no, I didn’t paint them; the publisher found a fantastic artist to do the honors).
According to the latest Google research, “Seafood Pasta” is available at new-and-used-book websites such as http://www.amazon.com, http://www.bookfinder.com, http://www.alibris.com, or http://www.bn.com. Of course, you can also support your favorite indie bookstore and ask for it there.