Food & Wine

Media Life: Auburn syrah in wine mag winner’s circle

Forgive Wine Spectator magazine for pouring on some poetic license to top off its enthusiastic review of an Auburn wine. But when it’s from racecar driver Scott Pruett&rsquo ...

Take me to the river and fire up the grill

With the weather warming up, the question of what to do for the weekend was a no-brainer. Call the friends and meet at the river for a long-overdue barbecue. We used to do this n ...

Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County

There will be plenty of time and opportunities for vintners and grassroots groups to weigh in on winery rule changes that could be coming to Placer County this year. And the Place ...

Snow survey shows fourth year of Placer, state drought conditions likely

California’s latest snow survey found on Tuesday that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and could end up being the lowest on record in nearly 25 years. Snow sup ...

Usher in March with a lamb recipe sure to satisfy

Most of us have only enjoyed a nice lamb dish at an upscale restaurant. Why not make this easy-to-prepare dish at home? The secret – and I know this sounds rather simplifie ...

Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale

Closed since December, a modern-day pioneering vintner in rural Auburn is to be sold at a trustee’s sale. According to a legal notice, the Pine Ridge Lane Green Family Winer ...

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 ...