Food & Wine

Taste of Malta

After I made timpana, I was asked to please do some more Maltese recipes. The timpana is pasta mixed with a tomato meat sauce then covered with flaky pastry dough and baked until ...

New in Old Town Auburn: Sierra Grill Old Town opens to much fanfare

On Monday, after several months of preparation – and anticipation – the stove was lit and the staff was fired up and ready for business at Sierra Grill Old Town. The ...

Big game appetizers that will keep the huddle near the table

Time for the gridiron gladiators to face off in the championship game once again, and while some of us are excited about the game, many are excited about the ads and, in my case, t ...

Crab feed roundup

The aroma of crab will soon be in the air as the local crab feeds get to crackin’. Here is a round-up: Who: Newcastle Elementary School When: 6-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 ...

There is no longer a need to be crabby

When crab season was called off on the California coastline, it made me a little crabby, to say the least. Crab is one of my favorite ingredients. Having no crab season is like s ...

A delicious hearty meal in about 30 minutes

This time of year we are all rushing around busy with our daily activities. Our lives seem to be packed with one chore after another. Families are trying to get ready for the d ...

Warm up your winter with this Maltese classic

Over the weekend I was considering what dish I would like to share with you. Because it’s been the “rainy season,” and I mean a real rainy season, I was thinkin ...

Create a four-star meal with four-minute scallops

I watch a lot of food programming because I truly enjoy everything food — from the way it’s grown, to the time it is ready for consumption. Along the way, I find favo ...

The right stuff — hamming it up with leftovers

After the gathering of family and friends over the holiday, I found myself with an excess of prosciutto di Parma. Oh poor me, of all the things to have an overabundance of. I kne ...

Ho ho holiday eggnog pancakes pack a spice-filled punch

Let me start by saying Happy holidays to you all and may the New Year bring you prosperity and happiness. As for the food ... “Tis the season” of spices and sweets. ...

Support, concern over possible hotel for Old Town

Old Town business owners are excited about the possibility of a new hotel in the historic district but also have concerns about the noise and loss of parking during construction an ...

Auburn kid chef has Food Network recipe for success

Take Mason Partak out of the kitchen and he becomes just a regular Auburn kid. The E.V. Cain sixth grade student is apt to be talking about movies, immersing himself in Minecraft ...

Beet terrine gives health boost that’s hard to beat

It‘s hard to beat beets for their bountiful benefits. Beets are not only delicious, they are packed  with vital nutrients to nourish your body. They can help lower blood ...

Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

Auburnites not alone in Joe's woes

Love Trader Joe’s? If so, you’re not alone. Like many Auburnites, residents from small towns and cities all over the country are clamoring for the laid back and quirky ...