Food & Wine

Wind-swept wandering in the Mediterranean

Sometime around 850 B.C., the Greek poet Homer first mused about the seduction of a “wine dark sea,” forever linking Dionysian vines to the flaming colors of a Mediterr ...

Foothill winemakers anticipate vintage haul in 2013

By all accounts, it was a pretty good year for the wine industry in the foothills. Between the relative lack of rain in the first few months of the year and the overall even temper ...

Taste of Home Cooking School comes to the Gold Country Fairgrounds

Taste of Home, publisher of four national magazines and more than 40 special interest recipe collections, is bringing its Taste of Home Cooking School show to the Gold Country Fair ...

BurgerQuest Week 4: Primo's Pizza Burger & Brew

If there was a “People's Choice” award in the hunt for Placer's Best Burger, it would go to Primo's Pizza, Burger & Brew — by a wide margin. Votes ...

Placer County agriculture basks in the spotlight

Coming on the heels of Sacramento’s “Farm to Fork Week” might seem like “PlacerGROWN Week” is riding the coattails of a larger, more established and w ...

Fold it and hold it – this food is fun

Hard or soft? Flour or corn? Chicken or beef? These are the tough choices the taco enthusiast is faced with at every turn. From the tried and true Taco Bell crunchy classic to th ...

BurgerQuest Week 3: The Boxing Donkey

Walking into the Boxing Donkey in Roseville, your first impression is not one of a place to find great food. But this Monday-night edition of the search for the best burger was ful ...

Veggie burgers let everyone in on the bun

With National Cheeseburger Day barely behind us and our own BurgerQuest kicking off this week, it’s time we gave the vegetarians among us some equal time. The “veggie ...

BurgerQuest Week Two: Auburn Alehouse

Our hunt for the perfect hamburger took us to Auburn, where we settled in at the Auburn Alehouse. The atmosphere was modern-rustic, lots of warm colors and just the right amount of ...

California Food Literacy Center launches kids’ recipe contest

Kids across the region are invited to create healthy recipes using the Veggie of the Year, the sweet potato, for California Food Literacy Center’s Kids’ Recipe Contest. ...