• Should we eat snow? Probably not

    Should we eat snow? Probably not

    By Matt Blitz, Food & Wine With winter upon us and snow coming down in delicious flakes (in some parts of the country), it’s hard to fault the hungry people who are racing outside to scoop up the fluffy white stuff by the spoonful. OK, maybe you haven’t filled up a natural snow cone yet […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Hash that makes you sweat

    K’s Kitchen: Hash that makes you sweat

    By Kathryn Reed If you don’t like spicy, stop reading. This is so good I just wanted to keep eating, albeit with a sip of wine and water in between bites. I couldn’t find adobo sauce on its own in a local grocery store, but I didn’t try any of the Hispanic stores. I used […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Mushrooms too good to share

    K’s Kitchen: Mushrooms too good to share

    By Kathryn Reed Sometimes I don’t want to share the food I make. I really do have a mushroom problem; I could have eaten all of them on my own. The problem, so to speak, is I cooked them for a wine tasting I was hosting, so I had to share. They were paired with […]

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  • Sierra: Come for the skiing, stay for the food

    Sierra: Come for the skiing, stay for the food

    By Susan Wood TWIN BRIDGES – Sierra-at-Tahoe has lunged to the top of its game as being a foodie destination this winter. Four years on the job as food and beverage director, Scott Justice has upped his game at the ski resort’s restaurants, small eateries and satellite food stations. He’s essentially traded the team sports […]

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  • Beer release to benefit fire academy scholarship fund

    Beer release to benefit fire academy scholarship fund

    South Lake Brewing Company is hosting a release party for Fog-Nozzle IPA on Jan. 5. This is an opportunity to honor the firefighters who protect the area. The goal is to bring attention to wildfire protection basinwide and raise money for the Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy scholarship fund. The night starts out with music […]

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  • LTCC receives grant for culinary apprentice programs

    LTCC receives grant for culinary apprentice programs

    Lake Tahoe Community College is one of a handful of educational providers in the state to win a $500,000 grant from the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) to help build and launch culinary pre-apprenticeship programs in South Lake Tahoe. The money will be used to help better prepare South Lake Tahoe’s workforce and to improve local […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Hummus that isn’t ordinary

    K’s Kitchen: Hummus that isn’t ordinary

    By Kathryn Reed Hummus always seems like a safe bet as an appetizer. The problem I have, though, is that so many store bought ones taste bland. This one is not bland. In fact, it has a bit of a kick. That can be adjusted by altering the seasoning, the cayenne in particular. The amounts […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Polenta with mushroom ragout

    K’s Kitchen: Polenta with mushroom ragout

    By Kathryn Reed I could have this dish every week. It satisfied my need for comfort food on a cold night and as well as what seems to be a never-ending mushroom craving. The trick to polenta is you can’t leave the kitchen. It takes constant stirring. The rest of the dish is pretty straight […]

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  • Ways to make healthy eating less of a chore

    Ways to make healthy eating less of a chore

    By Jessica Keys The conversations and attitudes we have with children about food can be linked to their eating habits. Use these new sayings developed by childhood obesity researchers to help guide children in a healthier direction during the holidays and beyond: Old: Clean your plate. New: Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. […]

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  • Squaw Valley creating on-mountain dining experience to match its legendary terrain

    Squaw Valley creating on-mountain dining experience to match its legendary terrain

    By Kathryn Reed OLYMPIC VALLEY – November skiing is always something to be thankful for in the Sierra because Mother Nature seems to be so fickle in the fall. Out of the last five years, this is the most terrain Squaw Valley has had open this time of year. It’s obvious there has been a […]

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