Jeff Pelline

Jeff Pelline is the publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt and author of the blog Jeff Pelline's Sierra Foothills Report. His award winning 30-year journalism career includes editing and management positions at the San Francisco Chronicle, CNET (since sold to CBS for $2 billion) and The Union in Grass Valley. Jeff's work also has been published in the New York Times, Time magazine and the Chicago Tribune. When Jeff was Editor of CNET News, the publication won a prestigious National Magazine Award.

Web Site: http://jeffpelline.wordpress.com


Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. opens in August

Jul 30, 2014
Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. opens in August

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE FOOD PARADISES are in the Bay Area, such as the Ferry Building Marketplace or the Rockridge Market Hall. Now a vibrant community of farmers, artisan food sellers and artists is emerging in downtown Nevada City. Located in the heart of the historic district on Commercial Street, it is anchored by Three...

Hard-right, tea party activists are seated on our Civil Grand Jury

Jul 28, 2014
Hard-right, tea party activists are seated on our Civil Grand Jury

We are winding down our vacation in Italy, but I wanted to thank Yubanet for publishing the County Grand Jury’s response to my Freedom of Information request, mailed before we left. It is waiting in our mailbox, according to our … Continue reading

Our region’s “Beer Barons” show local craft beer boom

Jul 28, 2014
Our region’s “Beer Barons” show local craft beer boom

From the Summer issue of SierraFoodWineArt magazine: From the Gold Rush to Prohibition, our region was the West Coast beer capital. With easy access to mountain spring water, locally grown hops and barley, and refrigerated rail cars for shipping, it’s … Continue reading

When abroad, it’s hard stay informed with The Union and its curmudgeon columnist

Jul 28, 2014
When abroad, it’s hard stay informed with The Union and its curmudgeon columnist

Our towns have outgrown The Union, as I’ve written before. When out of town, it’s easier to keep up with the local news reading Facebook, SacBee, YubaNet, Moonshine Ink and others. I was astounded to read this column by George … Continue reading

Our region’s “Beer Barons” show craft brew boom

Jul 28, 2014
Our region’s “Beer Barons” show craft brew boom

FROM THE GOLD RUSH TO PROHIBITION, OUR REGION WAS THE WEST COAST BEER CAPITAL. With easy access to mountain spring water, locally grown hops and barley, and refrigerated rail cars for shipping, it’s easy to see how Sacramento once was home to the largest brewery west of the Mississippi. Now craft beer is booming in...

Rome: Selfies in the Sistine Chapel

Jul 26, 2014
Rome: Selfies in the Sistine Chapel

ROMA – We are thoroughly enjoying our Roman holiday, walking the neighborhoods, sampling the food and wine, and enjoying the arts & culture scene. Our hotel, a gem called the Majestic, is on a tree-lined street of cafes, restaurants, book … Continue reading

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing “breaks bread” with Joan Baez

Jul 26, 2014
Three Forks Bakery & Brewing “breaks bread” with Joan Baez

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: We are excited about the opening of Three Forks Bakery & Brewing in Nevada City. It is featured in our summer issue. We also write about the owners, David Cowie and Shana Maziarz, … Continue reading

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. “breaks bread” with Joan Baez

Jul 25, 2014
Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. “breaks bread” with Joan Baez

We are excited about the opening of Three Forks Bakery & Brewing in Nevada City. It is featured in our summer issue. We also write about the owners, David Cowie and Shana Maziarz, in a feature called “We’ve Got Talent.” “Dave and Shana are the co- owners and visionaries of Three Forks Bakery & Brewing...

Northstar summer wine walk on July 26

Jul 25, 2014
Northstar summer wine walk on July 26

The next Summer Wine Walk at Northstar California Resort is scheduled for Saturday, July 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in The Village at Northstar. Hosted throughout The Village’s fine shops and restaurants, the nine-stop tour is themed Sustainable Growers and Wineries and features nine wine and two sake varietals from renowned vineyards including...

Umbria: A room with a view

Jul 25, 2014
Umbria: A room with a view

PERUGIA – We ditched cars for this vacation and have been walking or riding trains. The train from Florence to Perugia, in Umbria, is about a two-hour ride through a countryside that is redolent of western Sonoma County. My grandfather … Continue reading

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