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Dining News: New Chef at The Kitchen

Oct 1, 2014

Sacramento's most difficult reservation and likely most expensive restaurant has a new chef, scoops the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson. David Chavez, who has held high-level kitchen positions at several properties in the Thomas Keller Restaurant Gro...

Sac Foodies
TBD Fest Sacramento

Oct 1, 2014
TBD Fest Sacramento

This weekend, Sacramento will welcome the TBD Fest to town! Formerly known as Launch Festival, the three day event will feature art, design, music and farm-to-fork cuisine. While the festival boasts an awesome musical lineup this year (Blondie, Moby, and Justice, to name a few), we have to admit it’s the local food flavor...

Appetizers
But wait, there’s more — dump cake

But wait, there’s more — dump cake

Island Delight cake can use fresh mangoes or canned peaches.


Cathy Mitchell’s “Quick & Easy Dump Cakes and More” has sold more than 1 million copies.

Appetizers
First Impressions: Yakitori Yuchan in Davis

First Impressions: Yakitori Yuchan in Davis

First Impressions visits dining spots in the region that are new or have undergone recent transitions. Have a candidate for First Impressions? Email us at taste@sacbee.com. Yakitori Yuchan in Davis specializes in Japanese pub foods and skewered me...

Appetizers
New executive chef taking the stage at The Kitchen

New executive chef taking the stage at The Kitchen

With little fanfare or public announcement, The Kitchen Restaurant has replaced its executive chef and, for the next month or so, brought back founder and frontman Randall Selland to cook and perform at his family’s landmark eatery.


David Chavez, 31, has been hired as executive chef at The Kitchen.

Amy is the Party
A Fall Housewarming

A Fall Housewarming

Darryl and I are planning to hold a housewarming party this Fall, to celebrate our new home with our friends and family. I love to entertain and so many of...

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Crazy for Crust
Almond Crunch Soft Pretzels {photo tutorial}

Oct 1, 2014
Almond Crunch Soft Pretzels {photo tutorial}

If you find soft pretzels as irresistible as I do, then this is the post for you. Homemade soft pretzels with an almond crunch topping (just like at the mall!) are on the docket for today. (And I’ve got a photo tutorial on pretzel twisting for you!) #sorrynotsorry I have many food weaknesses, but my...

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The Sacramento Bee
‘Dump Cakes’ cookbook a best-seller for TV pitchwoman

Cathy Mitchell knows her audience. They could be her.

A working mom (and now grandmother) with 24/7 demands on her time, she likes to cook but rarely has a lot of time to devote to something fancy. Shortcuts at dinnertime are OK, if the family eats well and the meal tastes...

The Sacramento Bee
Snip a bit of tarragon

Most herbs defy easy description. Trying to discuss the flavor of thyme or oregano leads only to vague adjectives. Calling rosemary “woody” doesn’t quite cut it.

But tarragon is easy. Tarragon tastes sort of like licorice.

It does not taste entirely like licorice; if it did, people would...

The Sacramento Bee
The Mailbox: Readers requests recipes

Plum onion chutney, anyone?

Forty Mile Ranch was a true ranch outside of Placerville. It had a small lunchroom with some very good sandwiches and salads and a gift shop which sold jams, sauces and other non-edibles as well.

The one thing I loved was their plum...

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