Food & Wine

Auburn chefs weigh in on barehanded or glove contact regulation changes

A new state law that brings California into alignment with most other states will see a new look for food preparers from the humblest fast-food establishment to the highest end eat ...

Placer County wineries represent region well at 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Placer County wineries clean up at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. If it sounds familiar, it’s only because th ...

Foodies preach benefits of eating Placer County grown

Way before the general public gave deeper thought to the source of their food and began modifying their consumer habits accordingly, Joanne Neft was touting the benefits of local f ...

Hoppy days are here again for Auburn beer enthusiasts

Northern California’s annual Beer Week kicked off Thursday, and several local breweries and pubs are offering events, food pairings and special releases to celebrate the seas ...

Romancing the menu for a Valentine treat

Are you amongst those silly people who didn’t make a dinner reservation, buy some sort of jewelry, flowers or over the top chocolates ahead of Valentine’s Day? Proble ...

Local chefs passionate about senior nutrition

It’s no secret that Auburn has a burgeoning senior population, and three local chefs have made a career out of keeping their elderly clients happy by serving them an endless ...

Newcastle Produce rides the farm-to-fork wave

As customers walk through the front doors of the bustling Newcastle Produce on a cold winter day, strong aromas hit them with welcomed warmth, and their exclamation is always the s ...

Sweetheart Sock Hop offers variety of ’50s fun

The Auburn Recreation District will be hosting its first-ever Sweetheart Sock Hop on Feb. 15, complete with 24-hour “weddings” officiated by Placer County Supervisor Je ...

Auburn brewery rolls out first batch of bottled beer

Knee Deep Brewing Co. produced the first batch of its award-winning Hoptologist Double IPA blend Wednesday at its production center and tasting room in Auburn. All 450 cases, comp ...

Come out a winner in the hunger games

We’re a week into the new year. How many of you are still eating healthy? For many who resolve to better their diet, it’s one thing to come up with — and stick ...