• Boeger Winery founder receives prestigious award

    Boeger Winery founder receives prestigious award

    Greg Boeger has received the 2018 wine lifetime achievement award from the California State Fair. He and his wife, Sue, started Boeger Winery in 1972. It is the oldest winery in El Dorado County. Greg Boeger grew up on his grandfather’s Nichelini Winery in Napa. This is where he developed his knowledge of grape growing […]

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  • Debate continues about what is ‘natural’ in food

    Debate continues about what is ‘natural’ in food

    By Julie Creswell, New York Times In recent years, one bright spot in an otherwise lackluster market for packaged foods, beverages and consumer products has been merchandise promoted as “natural.” Consumers, increasingly wary of products that are overly processed or full of manufactured chemicals, are paying premium prices for natural goods, from fruit juices and […]

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  • Sensational soups at Tahoe restaurants

    Sensational soups at Tahoe restaurants

    By Kathryn Reed With the temperatures about to plummet in the Lake Tahoe Basin, it means soup is a good option for staying warm. There are wonderful  choices in the area. Here is a sampling: It’s a rarity to find chili on a menu – especially without meat. At Freshies in South Lake vegan tofu […]

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  • Plastic wine bottles an option for the outdoors

    Plastic wine bottles an option for the outdoors

    By Mike Pomranz, Food & Wine We can be honest with ourselves: The glass wine bottle is more about tradition than logic. Glass is heavy. It’s breakable. And though it’s recyclable, the bottle’s weight and shape come with its own carbon footprint issues. Glass wine bottles clearly have a few problems—but is one of them that […]

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  • When Kansas was America’s Napa Valley

    When Kansas was America’s Napa Valley

    By Pete Dulin Located in the northeastern corner of Kansas, Doniphan County’s eastern edge is shaped like a jigsaw puzzle piece, carved away by the flowing waters of the Missouri River. The soil is composed of deep, mineral-rich silty loess and limestone, making it ideal for farming—and, it turns out, for growing grapes and making […]

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  • Craft beer — a happy economic story in the U.S.

    Craft beer — a happy economic story in the U.S.

    By Derek Thompson, The Atlantic The monopolies are coming. In almost every economic sector, including television, books, music, groceries, pharmacies, and advertising, a handful of companies control a prodigious share of the market. The beer industry has been one of the worst offenders. The refreshing simplicity of Blue Moon, the vanilla smoothness of Boddingtons, the […]

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  • Breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

    Breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

    By Heather Ohly and Nicola Lowe An incredible 155 million children around the world are chronically undernourished, despite dramatic improvements in recent decades. In view of this, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals include Zero Hunger. But what do we understand by the word hunger? It may refer to lack of food or widespread food shortages […]

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  • S’mores becoming a regular event in Kings Beach

    S’mores becoming a regular event in Kings Beach

    North Tahoe Business Association and 12 Kings Beach shops are creating Get S’more Saturdays. On select winter Saturdays from 3-6pm, attendees may head to participating eateries and shops for something extra and unexpected, track their visits on a play card, then stroll to the outdoor gathering area to redeem play cards for free S’mores and […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Redefining spaghetti dinner

    K’s Kitchen: Redefining spaghetti dinner

    By Kathryn Reed This is an incredibly unique way to serve pasta. With the whole milk and all the cheese, it is definitely not light on the calories. And, well, so what? Sometimes it’s good have some fat in your diet. This just isn’t something to have every night or every week. The flavor is […]

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  • About 90% in U.S. don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables

    About 90% in U.S. don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables

    By Jamie Ducharme, Time The vast majority of Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to a report from the CDC. The most recent edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults consume 1.5 to two cups of fruit per day, and two to three cups of vegetables per day. According […]

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