Food & Wine

Eggs, cast iron and a crisp fall morning: three ingredients needed to make the perfect fall frittata

I love the crisp fall mornings. Clear skies, cool crisp air that smells of wet forest floor. Squirrels foraging and playing in the trees while I enjoy my first cup of coffee. What ...

Beware the Frankenfood

For years Carol Lee Meinhold suffered from migraines, arthritis and fatigue, but she didn’t know why until a nutritionist suggested she cut pesticides and genetically modifie ...

Fish on: October is prime time for fresh salmon

I recently went on what we (motorcycle riders) call the Fall Run, a relaxed motorcycle ride through the foothills between highways 50 and 80 to take in the beautiful fall colors of ...

Fish on: October is prime time for fresh salmon

I recently went on what we (motorcycle riders) call the Fall Run, a relaxed motorcycle ride through the foothills between highways 50 and 80 to take in the beautiful fall colors of ...

Pickle your family time for memories that last

With the bounty of produce available this time of year, the pickle producing possibilities are endless. Pickling is a positive way to spend some quality time with family. Everyone ...

It’s a New Dawn for Hilda’s

Katy Davis, co-owner of New Dawn Bakery, says she and her husband, Ben Lanzarotta-Leek, don’t get much sleep these days, so don’t tease if they get teary-eyed talking a ...

Fall colors mean harvest time is here

I had some time last weekend and made a wonderful roasted pumpkin puree for a recipe I was working on. After I was done with that on Saturday I had leftover pumpkin puree. So Sunda ...

Herzlich Willkommen Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest, Munich’s quintessentially German celebration, was first held in 1810 to commemorate Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese Saxe-Hildburghausen. ...

Fall colors mean harvest time is here

I had some time last weekend and made a wonderful roasted pumpkin puree for a recipe I was working on. After I was done with that on Saturday I had leftover pumpkin puree. So Sunda ...

Farm to Film Festival puts food in focus

When I asked Joanne Neft, author of The Art of Real Food and a panelist with the Farm to Film Festival, about why to hold a food film festival, she sent me this. To quote Universit ...

Gold Country Rotary kicks off Oktoberfest season

Auburn Gold Country Rotary has been hosting their annual Oktoberfest for a good cause for nearly the past three decades. Every year, the club gives $12,000 or more to deserving hig ...

Take a wok for health

A wok or a walk is a great way to take a step in the direction of good health. Walking just 20 minutes at three miles per hour will have you covering a distance of one mile and bur ...

Former class clown gets serious about wine

Chance Wilkins may have been voted class clown at Placer High School in 2014, but now the grandson of winemaker Gabe Mendez is trading in that red clown nose for bunches of red gra ...

How to make your belly dance: Moroccan Lamb Stew

When the weather changed from a sweltering oven to the wonderful cool, cloud-covered rain drop sky last week, it made me all warm inside. My mind turns to thoughts of crackling fir ...

Foothills' grape harvest is small but delicious

The grape harvest was very early this year, local winemakers say, and the grapes are fewer and smaller than in previous years, but they are tastier than ever. “Wow, is it ea ...