• Food Network omelet ‘throwdown’ in Truckee

    Food Network omelet ‘throwdown’ in Truckee

    Who has the best omelets? Bobby Flay of Food Network fame is challenging the chefs of Squeeze In. Squeeze In, which started in Truckee more than 20 years ago, recently opened a location in Reno. More than 60 omelets are on the menu. The winner will be announced March 3 at 9:30pm on the Food […]

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  • Tahoe residents clamor for food straight from the farm

    Tahoe residents clamor for food straight from the farm

    By Kathryn Reed In today’s world of instant gratification, global trade and I’ll eat what I want no matter the season attitude, some folks in Lake Tahoe and beyond are putting an end to all of that. Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement. Small farms in California and Nevada are growing produce for […]

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  • Zinfandel event mixes serious tasting with party atmosphere

    Zinfandel event mixes serious tasting with party atmosphere

    By Rick Kushman, Sacramento Bee SAN FRANCISCO – It’s 2:30 p.m. on a crazed Saturday. The folks from Lava Cap Winery are smiling and pouring wine and trying to be friendly and a little informative over the crowd noise that seems just short of that from a jet engine. In front of Lava Cap’s table […]

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  • Small plates pack big flavor at Elements in Whistler

    Small plates pack big flavor at Elements in Whistler

    By Kathryn Reed WHISTLER, British Columbia — Small plates with big flavor are what Elements restaurant is all about. Even though Elements and the Summit Lodge & Spa at Whistler are not owned by the same people, the two are definitely connected. The restaurant has entrances from the street as well as inside the boutique […]

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  • Skier drink special at Lakeside Inn

    Skier drink special at Lakeside Inn

    Lakeside Inn and Casino in Stateline is offering a free drink to skiers between 4-7pm every day. Flash a season pass, lift ticket, or mountain employee ID from any resort to get a drink toke.

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  • Local ingredients inspire Fairmont Whistler chef

    Local ingredients inspire Fairmont Whistler chef

    By Kathryn Reed WHISTLER, British Columbia — “Bring on the Games” is Vincent Stufano’s approach to the Olympics, which begin this week in his native country. Stufano, who hails from Montreal, is the executive chef at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Fortunate for him, his favorite Olympic sport, the luge, can almost be seen from where […]

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  • Last Tracks wine-ski event returns to Diamond Peak

    Last Tracks wine-ski event returns to Diamond Peak

    Diamond Peak ski resort in Incline Village is bringing back its Last Tracks wine event starting Feb. 6 For $29 participants can the last chairlift to the mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge and enjoy wine tasting and appetizers before skiing down a freshly groomed run at sunset. Last Tracks Schedule Feb. 6 – Sebastiani Feb. 13 – […]

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  • Barrel of fun at El Dorado County wineries

    Barrel of fun at El Dorado County wineries

    By Kathryn Reed PLEASANT VALLEY — Who needs a bottle when you have the whole barrel? It was more like who needs today’s wine when you can have tomorrow’s during the annual Bring Out the Barrel wine tasting event at 22 El Dorado County wineries last weekend. Tasting rooms were full of people out for […]

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  • Teter-ing on a slope of syrup

    Teter-ing on a slope of syrup

    Publisher’s note: This first appeared in the December 2006 issue of the Tahoe Mountain News and is reprinted with permission. Hannah Teter hopes to repeat her 2006 performance in Vancouver next month. By Kathryn Reed Kobe beef, Mouton Rothschild Cabernet, Swiss chocolate — certain foods and beverages stand above the rest. For those who know […]

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  • Farmers market cookbook to be published

    Farmers market cookbook to be published

    Two women who love fresh food and cooking spent 2009 cooking up a fresh idea. Joanne Neft and Laura Caballero cooked weekly dinners using fresh Placer County produce and meat for eight guests for 52 weeks. The fruit of their labor? A 300-page cookbook called “Placer County Real Food” will be coming out in April. […]

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