Food & Wine Weekly Picks

Update every Tuesday by end of day for inclusion in the Sacbee Food & Wine newsletter, which pulls at roughly 4am on Wednesday. The newsletter pulls up to 8 posts each week. Please remove the previous week’s posts.

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: The Complicated Birth of Fahrenheit 250

Aug 18, 2014

Like many restaurants, going from inception to launch is never easy. But from the sounds of this long-ish profile of the restaurant in Comstocks Mag (that I've had open for weeks on my computer, but not read until now), the...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Wine grape harvest is underway: earliest in years

Wine grape harvest is underway: earliest in years

This year’s grape harvest, one of the earliest in years, is now underway — in the foothills and throughout Northern California. It will continue into October, when the last cabernet sauvignon grape is picked. The warm weather resulted in an earlier bud break, with a warm summer, leading to an earlier harvest. Smaller berries with intense...

Undercover Caterer
Got Tomatoes? Easy Tomato Sauce for Freezing

Aug 18, 2014

So.  I went on vacation.  It was quite lovely actually–we went to Washington D.C, then I went on to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob houses, then spent a few days in Pittsburgh.  I’ve gotten to see quite a few American cities that I’d never been to this summer and I’ve loved...

Finding Our Way Now
How to make the most of your wine festival experience

Regardless of whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just entering the scene, a wine festival is a great way to expand your knowledge of wines. OK, who are we kidding?  It’s a great way to TASTE a wide variety of wines without driving all over the place.

This simple guide covers everything from how to...

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Crazy for Crust
Over 80 Apple Recipes

Aug 16, 2014
Over 80 Apple Recipes

I know it’s still August, but like I said before, I’m in the mood for fall baking. Pumpkin, caramel, pie, cheesecake…and apple! If you love apples and apple desserts as much as I do, you need this list of recipes. From cakes to pie to cookies and candy to bars, this collection has an...

Sac Foodies
Whisky Wednesday

Aug 13, 2014
Whisky Wednesday

When the folks from Cutty Sark Whisky contacted the SacFoodies to ask if we’d like to sample their Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky, we simply could not say no. They suggested we use our sample to create a Presbyterian Cocktail which mixes Cutty Sark, ginger beer and soda water for a refreshing summery beverage...

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Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Local Chef Not Headed to ABC’s The Taste

Aug 13, 2014

After much thought and discussion with my smart half, I will not be appearing on The Taste. The commitment will not work with my schedule. — Chef Keith (@CulinerdyK) August 11, 2014 Despite publicly musing that competing on ABC's The...


Sweet Baked Life
Pink Lemonade Margarita

Aug 13, 2014
Pink Lemonade Margarita

Think pink! If you’re looking for a great summertime cocktail to help you cool off from the heat of the day…look no further. This pretty Pink Lemonade Margarita will have you puckering up for more! Whether you are having a get-together with … Continue reading

Crazy for Crust
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Aug 13, 2014
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

If you like your oatmeal cookies soft, chewy, and absolutely full of oats, you’ve come to the right place today. These oatmeal cookies are all of those things – making them my perfect oatmeal cookies! A few weeks ago, a friend of mine texted me in dire need of an oatmeal cookie recipe. Happy...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Northstar Autumn Food & Wine Festival schedule of events

Northstar Autumn Food & Wine Festival schedule of events

The 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival at Northstar California Resort will pair epicurean adventures with Northern California’s finest in regional food and wine delicacies. Master chefs and winemakers invite foodies to enjoy three full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings and food-themed experiences Friday, Sept. 5 through...

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