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Culinary Tours featured in 7x7:
October, 2023

Copita Willow Glen is open!


Copita feature:  The 10 Most Highly anticipated Bay Area Restaurants for 2022!
Mercury News, December 27, 2021

Copita feature:  Renowned chef Joanne Weir is opening a second Copita in San Jose's Willow Glen
Sillicon Valley Business Journal, 2021

Pioneering Women
Marin Living Digital Issue, March, 2021

Podcast Guest: RMWorldTravel Connection
March 6, 2021

Martha Stewart Magazine: Your Guide to Cured Hams: Understanding the Delicious Differences Between Prosciutto, Speck, Jambon, and Jamón by Amy Sherman
November, 2020

Joanne Weir on food, wine, and why she loves San Francisco
Essentialist, San Francisco & Surroundings, 2020

6 of America's Top Chefs Share Recipes for Signature Dishes: Easy, delicious, crowd-pleasing ideas you can make at home
 AARP, May 28, 2020

Podcast Guest: Travel The World From Your Own Kitchen
RM World Travel Connection, May 2, 2020

SFA News Live: Joanne Weir at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show
Specialty Food Association, January 2020

VOICES OF TRAVEL "Wandering Gypsy: Words by Joanne Weir"
Essentialist, May 2020

Interview with @RavingsandCravings  Culinary, travel expert Joanne Weir has a contagious zest for food, life
The Chronicle, Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Interview:  Two Questions Many Answers
Chatham News + Record, 2020

Essentialist Globalite: "Joanne Weir on food, wine, and why she loves San Francisco".
The Bellhop by Essentialist, June 2019

Celebrity chef dinner benefits PBS North Coast
Eureka Times Standard-Oct 8, 2018

Plates & Places feature: Joanne Weir’s new foodie-travel TV series runs the gamut from stroopwafel to tarte flambee
The Mercury News, August, 2018

Plates & Places feature: Let Joanne Weir take you on cinematic culinary adventures
Marin Independent Journal, July, 2018

Women in Food feature:  The Supreme
Bob Cut Magazine, March, 2018

Copita receives Michelin Plate Award
Michelin Guide, December, 2017

Plates & Places filming: AmaWaterways partners with Master Chef Joanne Weir
Grit Magazine, November, 2017

Copita nominated for the "People's Choice" Saucy Award
Golden Gate Restaurant Association, November, 2016

Kitchen Gypsy recipe feature: Easy Arroz con Pollo, January, 2016

Cauliflower makes the New York TImes!
New York TImes, January, 2016

Kitchen Gypsy recipe feature: Citrus Salad, January, 2016

Q & A:  A Lifetime of Sustainable, Seasonal Eating
Boston Globe, September, 2016

7 Things I learned as a beginner cook with Joanne Weir
Sunset Blog, December 2015

"A Kitchen Gypsy's Journey to Find Her Home", December, 2015

Kitchen Gypsy recipe feature
PureWow, October, 2015

"Best Fall Cookbooks Recipe:  Joanne Weir's Kitchen Gypsy"
The Mercury News, October, 2015

"Kitchen Gypsy:  Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food" (Oxmoor, 2015) release
Time Inc. Books, September, 2015

"The 10 Hottest Mexican Restaurants"
Zagat, April 2015
Joanne's restaurant, Copita, named hottest Mexican restaurant in Bay Area.

"KQED Presents Joanne Weir Gets Fresh- A New Culinary Journey for Viewers"
KQED, September, 2014
Joanne's brand new TV series is announced.

"Tequila Lovers Move Up in Class to Extra Anejo"
Go Erie, May 2014
Joanne's shares her tips for choosing and tasting tequila

"Drink Here Now:  Cinco de Mayo"
7 x 7 SF, April 2014
Countdown to Cinco de Mayo at Copita Tequileria y Comida

"Modern Mexican Restaurants"
San Francisco Magazine, February 2014
Joanne's restaurant, Copita, featured on the cover

"Best Mexican Restaurant, Bay Area"
7x7 Magazine, February 2014
Eat + Drink Reader's Choice Award given to Joanne's restaurant, Copita

"The Agave GIrls Are Back In Town"
Mill Valley Patch, February 2014
Joanne reunites Bay Area ladies who love tequila at her restaurant, Copita.

"Author Joanne Weir Shares Her Favorite Recipes Involving Tomatoes"
WGN Radio, August 2013
Interview with Joanne about one of her favorite ingredients:  Tomatoes.

"Behind the Kitchen Door: The Cooking Teacher's Kitchen"
FIne Cooking Magazine, July 2013
Fine Cooking Magazine takes you behind the scenes and into Joanne's kitchen

"Joanne Weir Provides the Home Cook with the Missing Ingredient...Confidence"
Marin Independent Journal, January 2013
Interview about Joanne's new TV series, "Cooking Confidence".

"Q & A with Joanne Weir:  Building Kitchen Confidence, One dish at a time"
Oldways Table, December 4, 2012
Behind the scene's of Joanne's TV series, "Cooking Confidence".

"Review:  Cooking Confidence, Made Simple"
Lola's Diner Blog, December, 2012

"Chef Joanne Weir Pens a New Cookbook"
Contra Costa Times, November 19, 2012
Joanne's new book, Cooking Confidence: Dinner Made Simple, illustrates that there's more to cooking than  good recipes and great ingredients.  It's a matter of confidence, too.  

"Lemon Turkey Cutlets"
Chicago Tribune, November 14, 2012
Recipe from Joanne's TV series, "Cooking Confidence".

"Joanne Weir is One Confident Cook"
Journal Sentinal, November 19, 2012
Interview with Joanne about her new TV series and companion cookbook, Cooking Confidence: Dinner Made Simple.

"Copita Lands in Sausalito"
Grubstreet SF, April 2012
Grubstreet SF is gearing up for carnitas at Joanne's new restaurant!

"Spring Recipe"
KCET Public Kitchen, March 2012
Olive oil and orange cake on KCET.

"Great New App!"
Good Housekeeping, February, 2012
Joanne's new appetizer app is a hit with Good Housekeeping!

SF Eater,  February 2012
Construction underway and plenty of tequila ordered for Joanne's new restaurant!

"Web Extra: Small Plate Dinner Recipes"
More Magazine, February 2012
Tapas-style recipes for More Magazine

"Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence Debuts"
KQED Pressroom, December, 2011
KQED Presents Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence, taking students and viewers into the popular Chef’s own kitchen.

"TASTE AWARDS To Honor Food and Fashion TV & Film Stars on Jan. 12th in Hollywood"
PR Newswire, December 7, 2011
Presenter at the Hollywood TASTE AWARDS.

"Margarita leads to Copita, first restaurant for Weir"
Marin Independent Journal, November 2, 2011
Inspiration for Copita and the collaboration with renowned restaurateur, Larry Mindel.

"Joanne Weir and Larry Mindel team up to bring Copita to Sausalito"
Inside Scoop SF, September 29, 2011
More about Copita, Joanne's Mexican restaurant and Tequila bar.

"Taste for Tequila fuels Copita, to open in spring"
San Francisco Chronicle, September 29, 2011
Breaking news about opening Copita, Joanne's first restaurant.

"Market Watch: Biting Into Tomato Season with Chef Joanne Weir"
7X7 SF, July 14, 2011
BLT Salad demo was a hit at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market!

"Trendspotters Pick Top Five Food Trends at Winter Fancy Food Show"
PR NEWSWIRE, January 18, 2011
Food trends identified at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show.

"A Culinary Trip Around the Mediterranean with Joanne Weir"
San Francisco Book Review, August 5, 2010
Writer Kaye Cloutman and photographer Michael Kagan attend Joanne's "Trip Around the Mediterranean" cooking course. 

"Cherry Tomatoes"
Bon Appetit, July 2010
A collection of recipes featuring height-of-summer cherry tomatoes.

"My Mother's Chocolate Cake"
AARP - The Magazine, December 2009
A tribute to Joanne's mom and her recipe for a delicious chocolate cake!

"2010 TASTY Awards: Honoring the Best in Food & Fashion Programming"
TASTY Awards, December 2009
Winner of the Outstanding Passion, Special Achievment Award

"The Art of Holiday Living: Secrets for Throwing a Budget-Friendly Bash"
AARP - The Magazine, October 2009
An interactive feature with tips and recipes for budget-friendly holiday entertaining.

"Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Oh My!"
O - The Oprah Magazine, September 2009
Joanne's TEQUILA book is mentioned in Oprah Magazine!

"Meeting Julia"
Project Foodie, August 11, 2009
In celebration of all things Julia Child, guest blog post.

"SFChefs.Food.Wine. offer a taste of Bay Area"
San Francisco Chronicle, July 30, 2009
Bay Area chefs participate in the first annual SF Chefs Food and Wine event.

"Pick a Bouquet of Basil"
Cooking Light, July 2009
A fabulous collection of recipes featuring basil.

"Tequila's artisan revolution"
San Jose Mercury News, May 26, 2009
Tequila has everyone talking.

"Tequila enjoys revival"
Erie Times News, May 8, 2009
A whirlwind of new tequilas have hit the market, and Joanne's new TEQUILA book is a channel for exploring the world of tequila.

"Tequila renaissance"
Boston Herald, May 4, 2009
Everyone's talking about tequila!  Joanne's TEQUILA book is mentioned. 

San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2009
Review of Joanne's TEQUILA book from Lynne Char Bennett.

"Tequila makers taking a shot at boutique brands"
Houston Chronicle, April 29, 2009
Rview of Joanne's new TEQUILA book including the Tea-Quila Highball cocktail recipe.

"A tequila renaissance"
Contra Costa Times, April 29, 2009
DIspells misconceptions about tequila, and highlights how far this spirit has come. Several references Joanne's book, TEQUILA and her Cooking Classes in San Francisco.

"Go Ahead, Bend the Rules"
The Washington Post, March 2009
A thoughtful review of Joanne's book, TEQUILA:  A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails and Bites.

"Review: Tequila"
Revolution Magazine
The first review of Joanne's TEQUILA book which includes the recipe for a Surly Temple cocktail.

"Cooking Club: A Modern Comfort Menu"
Bon Appétit Magazine, March 2009
A fantastic menu for 6 people.

Fine Cooking Magazine, March 2009
A delicious feature on one of my favorite winter citrus fruits - oranges! Download a PDF with all the recipes.

"Quick Mediterranean Recipes from Joanne Weir"
Food & Wine
Features 15 fast Mediterranean recipes.

"In a Chef's Home Kitchen"
NBC's In Wine Country
The In Wine Country team shot a "foraging" segment with me and in this video I show host Mary Babbitt how to prepare my "pollo forte" recipe.

"Cooking School: Travels with Joanne"
Traditional Home, November 2008
The story features Joanne's cooking classes around the world with photos.

"Everyone Needs Cookbooks"
Metro Magazine
Wine Country Cooking is a collector's must-have!

"The mavens of fine food release their first major cookbook"
East Valley Tribune
A wonderful review of the Cooking with Les Dames d'Escoffier cookbook

"My Favorite Cookbook"
Christian Science Monitor
A roundup of readers' favorite cookbooks including From Tapas to Meze.

"A meal to channel Napa into NYC"
New York Daily News
Delicious recipes from Joanne's book, Wine Country Cooking are featured.

"From Tapas to Meze"
Chef Talk
Review by Brook Elliott of Joanne's first book

"Cooking Classes"
San Jose Mercury News, June 20, 2007
Joanne's new Cooking School debuts in San Francisco 

"Lots Cooking in Amherst"
The Republican, June 12, 2007
University of Massachusetts-Amherst "Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference".

"From sea to sea"
Columbus Dispatch, April 25, 2007
Interview prior to the WOSU Public Media live auction event, guest chef with Lidia Bastianich.

Contra Costa Times, April 18, 2007
The first press mention about Joanne's Agave Girls club!

Taste of the Nation - "Look for layers of flavor from local and celebrity chefs"
Toledo Blade, March 20, 2007
Guest chef participation at the Taste of the Nation Toledo event in spring 2007.

"New television cooking shows debut"
Staten Island Advance, December 27, 2006
"Joanne Weir's Cooking Class" TV series launches in the New York area.

"The Well-Lived Life: A Culinary Journey"
La Vie Claire, Fall 2005
Featuring Joanne's Culinary Journeys to Provence.

"Thomas Jefferson's Garden"
Cooking Light Magazine, July 2005
A great story on Thomas Jefferson's love of food and recipes using ingredients planted in his garden at Monticello.

"Cooking Class: Tour de Cuisine"
Cooking Light Magazine, June 2005
Feature on Joanne's Culinary Journey in Provence, France.

Food & Wine Fast Book 2004
Cover page and several other recipes featured in this special publication.

"Picnic by the Bay"
Coastal Living Magazine, October 2004
A feature on a Farmer's Market picnic feast I prepared for friends and family.

"The Urban Oven"
New York Daily News, March 17, 2004
A review of Weir Cooking in the City.

"Melting-Pot Chic"
Othe Oprah Magazine, March 2004
A review of Weir Cooking in the City: "...brims with dishes that are sexy and sophisticated yet simple..." Don't you love Oprah!

"Recipe for a Cook's Kitchen"
Inspired House Magazine, March/April 2004
An inside look at Joanne's kitchen. 

"Fresh Figs"
Cooking Light Magazine, August 2004
Sweet and savory dishes like the "Chicken Braised with Leeks and Figs".

"Spring Showers: Make-Ahead Recipes for a Spring Party"
Cooking Light Magazine, April 2004
Joanne's recipes featured.

"Tomato Salad"
Fine Cooking Magazine, August/September 2003
Recipes for one of Joanne's favorite fruits.

"All About Tomatoes" & "Dinner at Dusk"
Cooking Light Magazine, July 2003
Everything you always wanted to know about tomatoes plus recipes for a late summer meal! Both articles are available in PDF.

"Weir Cooking"
Delicious Magazine, July 2003
Cooking in the land down under, Australia.

"Summer Savory: Recipes for a Mediterranean al Fresco Lunch"
Cooking Light Magazine, June 2003
Love eating outdoors; love Mediterranean food! 

"Wine Country Home"
Food & Wine Magazine, October 2002
Feature on Joanne's kitchen and all of the appliances and professional kitchen features were used in the design.