Food & Wine

Turkey hunt promises a nosh on the wild side for Thanksgiving

  It’s game on in prime California turkey habitat -- like the foothills around Auburn -- as Thanksgiving approaches and hunters have the opportunity to add a wild turke ...

Penryn’s landmark Ground Cow eatery grinds to a halt

PENRYN -- It started in Penryn in 1963 as the Ground Cow, a landmark restaurant stop promising thick, creamy 40-cent milkshakes, charbroiled burgers for six bits and ice-cold 40-ce ...

Placer County restaurants and roadhouses on the lunch menu

When the publishers of Maryellen Burns’ upcoming book wanted to use the term “Sacramento Valley” in the title, she balked and insisted they use the word “re ...

MV farm shifts from pumpkins to other bounty

Nothing says fall like the sight of orange pumpkins lying in a field, or being carved up by kids for Halloween.    Now, in the afterglow of the holiday, many p ...

Placer County wine on the way to China?

A couple sharing sweet nothings and a bottle of Wise Villa Winery wine in a Beijing restaurant? A Mumbai family sitting down to dinner with a bottle of wine made in Placer County ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The rise of coffee culture

Across the nation, the “Third Wave” coffee movement keeps evolving into a quiet lifestyle revolution, offering people culinary art in a cup while fostering unique gathe ...

Zorro’s Villa Rosa opens in Rocklin

It’s been 13 years since the last time Loomis resident Zarco Rozic opened a restaurant in a new location, and this month he will return to work with a new business in Rocklin ...

Sierra Brew Fest unites beer lovers and enthusiasts

The 24th annual Sierra Brew Fest will bring beer enthusiasts together for one afternoon of beer tasting and fun. The brew festival will be held from 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 ...

Culinary cruisers to converge in Auburn for Food Truck Fiesta

Between television’s The Great Food Truck Race and the Auburn City Council’s downtown food truck erase, you’d think we’d be fed up with the fad by now. Bu ...