About Joyce Goldstein

Joyce Goldstein

Joyce Goldstein is a food writer, restaurant consultant, and the founder of California Street Cooking School. She’s also the former executive chef of the legendary Chez Panisse and chef/owner of Square One in San Francisco. She was named Best Chef in California by the James Beard Foundation in 1993 and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. Goldstein currently contributes wine pairing columns to the San Francisco Chronicle. She’s also the author of more than two dozen cookbooks, including the James Beard award-winning Back to Square One.

Salt Cod and Potato Spread

Salt cod, a favorite in Spain, is folded into a warm mashed potatoes that are spiked with garlic and smoothed with olive oil. Perfect for hors d’oeuvre.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
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Meat-Stuffed Peppers, Rioja Style

Piquillo peppers from Spain are stuffed with ground beef for a simple tapas. They can be coated in egg and flour then deep fried for an elegant take.

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  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Sweet and savory play off one another in this simple side whose origins trace back to Spanish tapas. Just gently wilted spinach, plumped raisins, and toasted pine nuts.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 1

Gorgonzola Custards with Pears

Voluptuous Gorgonzola custards, called sformati, share a plate with thin slices of pears and watercress tossed in a vinaigrette. The custards can be baked ahead, so entertaining is easy.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 1

Portuguese Grilled Shrimp with Hot Sauce

A simple hot pepper sauce made from piri-piri peppers brings big flavor to shrimp in mere minutes. Those Portuguese know what they’re doing.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2

Portuguese Pork with Clams

For this specialty of Portugal, seared marinated pork and fresh clams meet in a spice-filled broth. Serve over fried potatoes cubes as the Portuguese do.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H
  • 3
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