Catherine Enfield

Catherine Enfield Catherine Enfield writes the blog Munchie Musings.

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Mini review: Binchoyaki Izakaya

May 18, 2016
Mini review: Binchoyaki Izakaya

mushroom, potato, pork skewers
While I am sad that beloved Doughbot Donuts is no more, I can't be more thrilled with a quality restaurant that took it's place. What's more, it came highly recommended by Bill Ngo, chef extraordinaire of Kru. He was impressed just from...

Oscar de la Renta at the de Young Museum

May 5, 2016
Oscar de la Renta at the de Young Museum

courtesy of de Young MuseumYou only have til the end of May, but if you are a fashion fan, you need to get to the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. red carpet dressesThe exhibit has 130 outfits spreading over 60 years. The dresses are sectioned...

How I know sugar addiction is like cocaine addiction

Apr 24, 2016

This may be a shock to family and childhood classmates, but I took a lot of drugs in college. I want to get that out of the way because that confessional is important to this post. So we'll start with a bit of personal history.I was raised a good Catho...

Dine out on April 28 for a good cause

Apr 18, 2016
Dine out on April 28 for a good cause

If you go out to eat, why not eat for a cause?  

Dining Out for Life © Sacramento will be hosted Thursday April 28 at local restaurants who will donate a percentage of their sales to Sunburst Projects. Sunburst Projects is a nonprofit organization that helps children,...

Cochon time again!

Apr 17, 2016

Another year of pork is here. Cochon 555 lands in San Francisco on May 1st. "Cochon" is French for "pig" and the 555 means - 5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 wineries. What could be better than that? 

Cochon 555 was established as a way to support family farms that raise heritage breed pigs. Since the start...

Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2016

Apr 4, 2016

Another year and another spectacular time at Pebble Beach Food & Wine. Our chefs were there again providing some delicious bites and making Sacramento proud. This year I've decided to load the pictures to slide shows. In this first slide show ...

Baking with resistant starch

Mar 29, 2016
Baking with resistant starch

When I first started writing the post I tried to explain all about resistant starch, but I got overwhelmed and concerned that I'm not being accurate in trying to translate my understanding of it. So I decided that I'd leave that research to you because...

Product review: Man Cave Craft Meats

Mar 13, 2016
Product review: Man Cave Craft Meats

I am not a sausage loving person. I like them, but I don't love them enough to buy them regularly. Usually sausages are consumed at a friend's barbecue or something of the sort. If I do buy, it's usually kielbasa or hot links, not bratwurst.Recently I ...

Quick review: Milestone in EDH

Mar 8, 2016
Quick review: Milestone in EDH

When I heard that the owners of Aji Japanese Bistro was opening another restaurant in El Dorado Hills, I knew I had to put it on my to-do list. Especially because this concept is comfort food. Luckily I have a friend that lives up that direction and so...

Quick Review: Mario’s Early Toast (Roseville)

Mar 6, 2016
Quick Review: Mario’s Early Toast (Roseville)

If you are a brunchy type of person you might have heard of Mario's Early Toast. There is one in Roseville, another in Folsom, and another soon to open in Granite Bay. Obviously they are doing well enough for expansion.I decided to check them out this...

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