• 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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  • Inn-credible Black Bear breakfast

    Inn-credible Black Bear breakfast

    Publisher’s note: This is reprinted with permission from the January 2006 issue of the Tahoe Mountain News. The Black Bear Inn now has a cookbook for purchase full of breakfast recipes. By Kathryn Reed Living in Tahoe provides for some spectacular weekends — like the one just before the holidays arrived. How can you beat […]

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  • Chilly weather good for some state crops

    Chilly weather good for some state crops

    Sacramento Bee Apparently all this cold weather has done more than just drive us into our kitchens to cook soup and bake bread – it’s aiding fruit and nut trees. Most fruit and nut trees need a certain amount of chill hours – recorded when the temperature drops below 45 degrees – in order to […]

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  • Food Network films in Reno

    Food Network films in Reno

    By Lenita Powers, Reno Gazette-Journal Chris Etcheverry and Jeannie Janning went to Reno’s Dish Cafe for a bite to eat today and wound up in front of a camera wielded by a crew filming a segment for Guy Fieri’s television series, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. “You take a bite of the food and they ask […]

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  • Skater-winery owner Fleming to host dinner at Squaw

    Skater-winery owner Fleming to host dinner at Squaw

    Peggy Fleming, the 1968 Olympic figure skating champion, and husband Greg Jenkins will be at the Resort at Squaw Creek on Jan. 15 to promote their Fleming Jenkins Vineyards & Winery of Los Gatos A “Skate and Taste” is from 4 to 5:15pm at the resort’s ice rink for $20. A four-course dinner at Six […]

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  • Striking foodie gold

    Striking foodie gold

    By Keven Ann Willey, Dallas Morning News MURPHYS -– It’s not as well known as Napa or Sonoma, but the Mother Lode region of Northern California along the western side of the Sierra Nevada is just as rich in scenery, food and wine. The natural beauty of this area stretching from Lake Tahoe south to […]

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  • Wines enhance nuances of PlumpJack’s cuisine

    Wines enhance nuances of PlumpJack’s cuisine

    By Kathryn Reed OLYMPIC VILLAGE — Don’t try this at home — having a different wine with each course. Do try it at PlumpJack at Squaw Valley, especially if you just have to walk down the hall to your room. With the winter winemaker series about to get under way, the North Shore restaurant previewed […]

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  • North Shore eateries — the place for apres ski fun

    North Shore eateries — the place for apres ski fun

    Apres-ski activities can be just as memorable as the time spent on the slopes and North Lake Tahoe is keeping things lively with a fresh influx of eateries and watering holes and longtime favorites, offering even more options for posh cocktails, cold brews and unforgettable flavors. The area’s most anticipated opening is Manzanita at The […]

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  • Gizzies — perfect holiday, football snack

    Gizzies — perfect holiday, football snack

    Publisher’s note: Reprinted with permission from the December 2008 Tahoe Mountain News. By Kathryn Reed I call them gizzies because my Mom does. I called her last month to ask where the name came from. “That’s what Gram Frances called them.” My grandma isn’t around anymore to be able to continue the name game. I […]

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  • Winemaker dinner at the Ketch

    Winemaker dinner at the Ketch

    Winemaker’s Dinner returns by popular demand on Dec. 9 at 6:30pm at the Fresh Ketch in South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a five-course menu permeated with signature seafood and paired with choice wines from Steele Vineyards. Tickets are $65 per person or $120 a couple. With limited space, reservations are recommended at (530)541.5683.

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