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Wine tasting of the week: Pink Party at Enotria

Wine tasting of the week: Pink Party at Enotria

Let’s raise a glass and think pink. The sweltering days of summer have arrived, but it’s the opportune time to sample rosé. While these colorful wines may have once been sniffed at by certain circles of wine snobs, rosé had enjoyed a renaissance due to their food friendliness and refreshing character, especially when sipping...

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Feast and play at 29th annual Festa Italiana

Feast and play at 29th annual Festa Italiana

Sure, there’s plenty of good pizza in restaurants around town, but lovers of Italian cuisine can go beyond that staple and into more interesting fare at Festa Italiana. Heap your plates with Italian sausage and meatballs, pasta, chicken Parmesan, calamari, cannoli, gelato and much more.


One of the featured dance...

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Limited-edition muffins and bagels are full of apple and cinnamon

Limited-edition muffins and bagels are full of apple and cinnamon

Last April, Thomas’ bakery introduced limited-edition offerings of maple french toast-flavored bagels and cinnamon-vanilla English muffins, which were available until earlier this month. They were especially tasty when toasted, of course, filling the kitchen with the scents of maple and vanilla.


Thomas’ bakery offers another limited-edition line of bagels and...

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Pear Fair celebrates crop with fun

Pear Fair celebrates crop with fun

Courtland’s favorite fruit takes center stage Sunday.


A patron sorts through a bin of pears at the annual Courtland Pear Fair in Courtland. The celebration of locally grown Bartletts and other pears will be held July 27.

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More tips on preserving tomatoes

More tips on preserving tomatoes

Check your recipes and your timer; more pointers from master food preservers. Before and after the hot-water bath: The jar on the left contains raw, peeled tomatoes before going into the hot-water bath for processing. The jar on the right has been...

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Preservation & Co. retail shop opens officially on Thursday

Preservation & Co. retail shop opens officially on Thursday

Sunday’s dispatch of “The Nosh Pit” detailed the struggles of Jason Poole to open his Preservation & Co. at 1717 19th St. He envisions Preservation & Co. as a home for his specialty foods business, which includes an award winning bloody mary mix, along with running a commercial kitchen that would cater to Sacramento’s...

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Farm to Fork’s $175-Tower-Bridge-dinner tickets sell out in five minutes

Farm to Fork’s $175-Tower-Bridge-dinner tickets sell out in five minutes

Anyone who procrastinated more than a few minutes to buy tickets for the Sept. 28 gala dinner on the Tower Bridge is out of luck. All tickets for the $175-per-head dinner were gobbled up once they went on sale at 10 a.m. today.

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Tasting notes from Thursday’s Sacratomato Week preview event

Tasting notes from Thursday’s Sacratomato Week preview event

The tomato – much-loved but often relegated to bit parts like sauce or garnish – is finally about to take center stage.


Centro Cocina Mexicana lets heirloom tomatoes shine in this salad dressed with creamy avocado and garnished with cilantro and queso fresco.

The fried green...

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Tower Bridge Dinner and Mulvaney’s pig roast at Raley Field set for 2014 Farm-to-Fork Week

Tower Bridge Dinner and Mulvaney’s pig roast at Raley Field set for 2014 Farm-to-Fork Week

The Tower Bridge will once again serve as the setting for a $175 dinner to cap Sacramento’s 2014 Farm-to-Fork celebration (Sept. 13-28), an event designed to showcase the region’s restaurants and agricultural heritage.



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Could these be the best burritos in the nation?

Could these be the best burritos in the nation?

Which Mexican restaurants serve the best burritos in the land? According to the foodies in the field who report to the editors at the Daily Meal — the website that covers all things food and drink — 35 places go beyond the so-so and into the wow!


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