Food & Wine

Enjoy easy everyday elegance

Several years ago I happened upon a little Irish pub that looked very inviting, so I wandered in to take a look at the menu. It looked like it required further investigation so I s ...

Warm the soul with Manja Manja Mushroom Risotto

The epitome of Italian cooking, nothing warms the soul better than creamy risotto, especially during the cold winter months. Rather than use the traditional Arborio rice, this re ...

Timing is everything with this tri-tip meal

Saturday mornings are the perfect time to wakeup, step into your slippers and head for the coffee maker. I get the coffee brewing, take my raging ready-to-play puppy out to the bac ...

Bon Appetite collection for sale at Lincoln Library

A collection of 28 years of Bon Appetite magazines that feature events of the day and entertaining ideas and recipes is available and on display at the Twelve Bridges Library. Eac ...

Bravo to biscotti

Biscotti is the plural form of biscotto. The word originates from the Medieval Latin word biscoctus, meaning “twice-cooked.” It defined oven baked goods that were baked ...

Taste of Malta

After I made timpana, I was asked to please do some more Maltese recipes. The timpana is pasta mixed with a tomato meat sauce then covered with flaky pastry dough and baked until ...

New in Old Town Auburn: Sierra Grill Old Town opens to much fanfare

On Monday, after several months of preparation – and anticipation – the stove was lit and the staff was fired up and ready for business at Sierra Grill Old Town. The ...

Big game appetizers that will keep the huddle near the table

Time for the gridiron gladiators to face off in the championship game once again, and while some of us are excited about the game, many are excited about the ads and, in my case, t ...

Crab feed roundup

The aroma of crab will soon be in the air as the local crab feeds get to crackin’. Here is a round-up: Who: Newcastle Elementary School When: 6-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 ...

There is no longer a need to be crabby

When crab season was called off on the California coastline, it made me a little crabby, to say the least. Crab is one of my favorite ingredients. Having no crab season is like s ...

A delicious hearty meal in about 30 minutes

This time of year we are all rushing around busy with our daily activities. Our lives seem to be packed with one chore after another. Families are trying to get ready for the d ...

Warm up your winter with this Maltese classic

Over the weekend I was considering what dish I would like to share with you. Because it’s been the “rainy season,” and I mean a real rainy season, I was thinkin ...

Lincoln Showcase features local food and wine

The 15th annual Lincoln Showcase attracted 842 downtown-Lincoln visitors to sample food, wine and beer from around the region, according to Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Jul ...

The Pam Am Experience: A blast from the past

It’s not often that one gets to relive incredible experiences but sometimes it happens. Those who remember airline travel when you could walk right up to the airplane, when ...

Grape Days of Summer offer taste of Placer wineries

Wine lovers have an easy way this weekend to sample offerings from 19 area wineries, while enjoying vineyard tours, live music, PlacerGROWN food,  appetizer pairings and barre ...