Food & Wine

With spring rolls and hummus, food equals fun

Food should be fun and nothing could be more fun than making great food with friends and family. The recipes I have for you this week are great for sharing in the creation of as we ...

Heart Healthy Turkey Pumpkin Chili

February 26 is National Chili Day and it's still Heart Health month. By  Dan Zahra   Chili is one of those recipes that has so many variations and combinations it ...

Chicken, lemon and a trip to the jewelry store

February is National Heart Month and I wanted to create a heart-healthy meal that would also be a great dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. Chicken, kale, potatoes – yes ...

Auburn chamber toasts vintner stance on Placer County rule revamp

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce is backing vintners in proposed rule changes attempting to balance a Placer County quest for a flourishing winemaking industry with ongoing concerns ...

Dogs who dine are legally welcome at Auburn eateries

Dogs are having their day in 2015 with a new California law that OKs them to legally accompany people to restaurants. With a few important caveats, canines are allowed to be broug ...

Crowd pleasers for ‘The Big Game’

Yes indeed it’s time again for the Tremendous Basin game. What? Well I would call it what it is but trademark law says I can’t say Super Bowl or Super Sunday in print w ...

Slow cooked or braised? That is the question

Slow Cooked or Braised? That is the question. By: Dan Zahra Preparing food in a slow cooker is a form of braising. The major difference between braising in the tradi ...

CAST IRON: Still the king for good reason

Cast iron cookware dates back to around 206 BC – 220 AD and was used in China during the Han Dynasty. Cast iron cooking pots were highly valued as kitchen tools for their dur ...

Morning brunch in a flash

Family is coming for brunch and there will be 15 to feed, but how do I handle the crowd and still have time to enjoy their company? I got this. The next time you are in a pinch ...

Infected caramel apple concerns strike Placer County

A nationwide outbreak of a potentially fatal infection linked to caramel apples is believed by health officials to have touched down in Placer County. While naming neither the ret ...