• Feasting on potatoes while in Idaho

    Feasting on potatoes while in Idaho

    By Kathryn Reed KETCHUM, Idaho – I can’t move to Idaho. It’s all because of the potatoes. I have a problem with French fries. I think they are food group. I think they can be eaten at any time of day. I think they can be a meal unto themselves. Not that potatoes can’t be […]

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  • Calif. may extend last call by 2 hours

    Calif. may extend last call by 2 hours

    By Associated Press Closing times at bars in California could go later if proposed legislation  gets passed. The bill proposed Tuesday by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents San Francisco, would let municipalities set their own last call times. The Los Angeles Times reports communities could decide to go as late as 4am.  Currently, […]

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  • Big winners among NorCal wines

    Big winners among NorCal wines

    By Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee At the start of a new year, I customarily find myself seated with two to four other judges in a curtained cubicle of a barny building on the Citrus Fairgrounds in Cloverdale in Sonoma County. We usually constitute one of about 20 panels at the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Mushroom Bolognese to die for

    K’s Kitchen: Mushroom Bolognese to die for

    By Kathryn Reed Without a doubt, this was one of the best dishes I have made in a long time. It is such a perfect winter meal because it is so hearty. I’m such a fan of mushrooms I know I’ll be making this year-round. The rich, earthy flavors of the mushrooms demand a bold […]

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  • UC Davis may start selling student made wine

    UC Davis may start selling student made wine

    By Loretta Kalb, Sacramento Bee UC Davis no longer needs to dispose of thousands of gallons of wine that students produce each year, thanks to a state law clearing the way for nonprofit wine sales. A new California law, Senate Bill 683 by former Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, authorizes the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage […]

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  • U.S. wine shipments, sales increase in 2016

    U.S. wine shipments, sales increase in 2016

    By Bill Swindell, Santa Rosa Press Democrat Continuing an expansion that has lasted more than 20 years, U.S. wine shipments grew 2.8 percent in volume last year even as competition increased from cheaper-priced imports, according to industry figures released last week. Revenue from domestic wine sales jumped 4 percent last year as Americans continued to […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Sweet potato crust quiche

    K’s Kitchen: Sweet potato crust quiche

    By Kathryn Reed Crusts are one of those things that often keeps people from making pies or quiches. This recipe will make you rethink that dreaded crust. Not only is this easy, but it’s healthier than most crusts. The best thing for cutting the sweet potatoes would be a mandolin. I’m still struggling to figure […]

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  • Truckee couple creates dining app

    Truckee couple creates dining app

    By Alexandra Spychalsky, Moonshine Ink A craving for crab cakes is to thank for the creation of a new dining app that stands to revolutionize the restaurant industry. Truckee residents Thao Doan and John Doolan were in San Francisco with their family, when their daughter, a notoriously picky eater, decided she wanted to try crab […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Toasted quinoa soup

    K’s Kitchen: Toasted quinoa soup

    By Kathryn Reed One of the nice things about living where there is a long winter is the opportunity to have soup over and over again. While I have my go-to recipes, there are times when I want something new. Being a vegetarian I often don’t have protein in my soup except for beans. This […]

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  • 7 food trends for 2017

    7 food trends for 2017

    By Katy Steinmetz, Time Pristine produce will have less photogenic–and also less costly–cousins in the fresh-food aisles. That’s thanks to a growing effort to reduce waste by farmers and grocers, particularly the waste of wholesome, if somewhat unsightly, fruits and vegetables. In the U.S., up to 40 percent of food goes to waste–that amounts to […]

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