Archive for the ‘Mark Congero’ Category

Farewell to Mark

After more than eight years on staff here at KLWM, our colleague and friend Mark Congero is leaving us, and moving his family to Hawaii. Mark built a name for himself here as our resident food expert. In the retail shop, on a daily basis he drew upon his years of professional work in the […]

Crock-Pot Fridays

Our guest blogger today is retail salesman, Mark Congero. It seems that my blog posts are either about food, or my daughter, or both… For the last month or so I have been cooking up what I call “Crock-Pot Fridays” at my house. Each week I choose a different meat to slow cook and pair […]

A Corky Bastille Day

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Congero. Check out his last two appearances on the blog, here and here. This is by far my favorite wine story, not only because it is about my daughter Isabella but it is also quite funny. It takes place at Chez Panisse on Bastille Day 2008. I stopped by the […]

Winter Produce

Today we have a guest blogger, my colleague and salesperson here at KLWM, Mark Congero. I profiled Mark and one of his recipes in August. Now he offers up some guidance on selecting winter produce. In recent years it seems that every variety of fruit and vegetable has become available year round. This makes it […]

Spaghetti with Basil Pesto & Heirloom Tomatoes

This month’s sampler is the third in a series of “Seasonal Samplers” that pair great wines with recipes featuring seasonal ingredients. This series is the creation of salesperson Mark Congero. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in 1991, Mark spent over a decade working in the kitchens of various Californian and Costa Rican restaurants. […]