Joanne Weir's Recipes

I get inspired to write recipes a few different ways...Often, the inspiration comes when I am traveling along the Mediterranean. When I eat at a restaurant anywhere in Europe, whether at a bistro in France, a tapas bar in Spain, or at a winemakers home in Italy, and I find a delicious dish, I'll immediately write down the list of ingredients. Sometimes, if I'm lucky, the chef or cook will come out and share their recipe or special cooking technique with me! The seasonal ingredients at my local farmer's market in San Francisco always get my creativity flowing. We have such an incredible array of locally grown produce, and I usually end up buying much more than I can possibly cook in one day - I just can't resist. Every new season motivates me to come up with recipes that really help my students understand how much fun cooking can be!