• The future of craft beer in Northern Nevada

    The future of craft beer in Northern Nevada

    By Mike Higdon, Reno Gazette-Journal For almost a decade, beer geeks have asked, “Is Reno oversaturated with beer, yet?” and the answer has been a resounding “Maybe? Surely some breweries will close as the competition stiffens.”  Yet, no brewery has closed due to lack of business. More continue to open, expand their offerings and distribute out […]

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  • Study: 70% of produce in U.S. contain pesticide residue

    Study: 70% of produce in U.S. contain pesticide residue

    By Amel Ahmed, KQED-TV Even after being carefully washed or peeled, nearly 70 percent of fruit and vegetables sold in the U.S. contained pesticide residues, according to a review of recent tests conducted by the Department of Agriculture. “It is vitally important that everyone eats plenty of produce, but it is also wise to avoid dietary […]

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  • California winemakers have eye on China’s tariffs

    California winemakers have eye on China’s tariffs

    By Julian M. Alston, Daniel Sumner and Olena Sambucci, The Conversation California’s vintners and grape growers are among the latest potential victims in the escalating trade spat between the U.S. and China. Responding to U.S. plans to impose import duties on goods from China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce reciprocated by introducing new tariffs on […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Black Bean, Veggie, Quinoa Medley

    K’s Kitchen: Black Bean, Veggie, Quinoa Medley

    By Kathryn Reed It’s good to be flexible in the kitchen. Sometimes I just start throwing things in a pan and am pleasantly surprised. Such is the case with this recipe. One of the great things about quinoa is that it is a fabulous source for protein. It can easily be substituted for rice, which […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Mushrooms and asparagus

    K’s Kitchen: Mushrooms and asparagus

    By Kathryn Reed Mushrooms – I could eat them every day, for every meal. Asparagus – one of the best vegetables to buy right now. Combine them, and, well, it’s a party for the palate. This dish has lots of versatility. It can be served hot, at room temperature, as a salad, as a side […]

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  • Festival to feature 30 breweries in S. Lake Tahoe

    Festival to feature 30 breweries in S. Lake Tahoe

    The Tahoe Brewfest is returning June 2 with 30 breweries, ciders, craft root beer, local entertainment and more. The 2018 Tahoe Brewfest is moving up in more ways than one. More beer, more food, more bathrooms, more space, it’s even moving up in altitude. It will be at Heavenly’s Cal Lodge. All proceeds go to […]

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  • Humanity’s food security at risk

    Humanity’s food security at risk

    By Jonas O. Bergman, Bloomberg On this winter day, the world was upside down: it was raining in the Arctic Circle and snowing in Rome. The contradiction was not lost on those gathered at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located near the top of the world. The scientists, activists, executives and government officials were in Longyearbyen, […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Hot veggie sandwich

    K’s Kitchen: Hot veggie sandwich

    By Kathryn Reed It always amazes me – in a bad way – how few restaurants have a vegetarian sandwich. Even more rare is a hot veggie sandwich. Usually I think of sandwiches more as summer food. But every now and then I have a hankering for one. A food processor would work best to […]

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  • Tahoe doc: Diet plays major role in people’s health

    Tahoe doc: Diet plays major role in people’s health

    By Kathryn Reed It was a new take on “you are what you eat.” Eat healthy food and you will be healthy, don’t do that and you are bound to suffer from myriad maladies. This was the message Greg Bergner delivered March 8 to an overflowing crowd at Lake Tahoe Community College. Bergner is the […]

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  • High cuisine may become an après ski tradition

    High cuisine may become an après ski tradition

    By AC Shilton, Outside Chefs are infusing more than just sweets into cannabis. High-end cannabis dining is coming to a ski town near you. Your cannabis-related food associations probably aren’t great. There were the terrible weed brownies you made in college, with bits of plant fiber in every bite. Then there’s all the garbage food […]

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