Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine The publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt is Jeff Pelline, whose 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.

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Holiday concert shows Music in the Mountains’ renaissance

We’ve been enjoying the renaissance of Music in the Mountains under artistic advisor Pete Nowlen, resident conductor and chorus director Ryan Murray, executive director Cristine Kelly, the board and its staff. I must admit I enjoy Pete because he’s a fellow Northwestern University grad (in music, in his case), but the main reason is the...

Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will offer two shows for 2015

Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will offer two shows for 2015

Entertainment, food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) – a premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region – launches an expanded season in 2015 that features two mainstage productions. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 10...

Surf’s up at Lake Tahoe, thanks to big storm

Surf’s up at Lake Tahoe, thanks to big storm

The snow ski season is supposed to be underway, but surfers paddled out on Lake Tahoe, taking advantage of the high winds and big waves brought by the big storm that began pummeling the northern part of the state on Thursday. Some waves were as high as 7 feet, according to the National Weather Service....

Strawberry Festival: No “circumstances presented” to return to Mather, at least for now

Strawberry Festival: No “circumstances presented” to return to Mather, at least for now

“With the announcement of the Spring 2015 Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, many of you are wondering if and when we will return to Camp Mather,” the Strawberry Music Festival organizers said on Thursday. “At this point, we cannot say if this exodus, from our festival home of over 30 years, is temporary or...

Daniel Tosh, Andy Samberg, Bobby Flay, Jerry Brown and other notables enjoy dining in our region

Daniel Tosh, Andy Samberg, Bobby Flay, Jerry Brown and other notables enjoy dining in our region

When he was governor the first time around, Jerry Brown and singer Linda Ronstadt would eat at the Willo Steakhouse, a Nevada County institution on State Highway 49. The Willo has served more than 1 million choice New York Steaks, carefully aged and cut daily. Comedian Andy Samberg also is a regular visitor to our...

Music in the Mountains energizing holiday concerts on December 13-14

Music in the Mountains energizing holiday concerts on December 13-14

DECK THE HALLS, TURN ON THE TWINKLING LIGHTS and let the music take control. Music in the Mountains presents energized annual holiday concerts on Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, at the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This year’s concert is titled “Music in the Mountains Holiday Pops— Celebrate the Magic.” It...

The Center for the Arts purchases California WorldFest

The Center for the Arts purchases California WorldFest

The Center for the Arts has purchased the iconic California WorldFest from its founders, Sierra FoodWineArt has learned. It has been held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds since its founding in July some 18 years ago. The magazine called the founders, Dan DeWayne and Christine Myers in Chico, after a report appeared — apparently prematurely...

These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS GIFT BASKETS We drink Carolines Coffee each morning: It is fresh roasted, in-house. But we also adore their gift baskets—filled with coffee, chocolate-covered espresso beans, waffle mix, real maple syrup, local jams, shortbread, English breakfast teas and more. The gourmet items are wrapped in baskets or wooden gift crates, with a festive...

A walking Christmas tree in Nevada City that rivals Stanford’s

A walking Christmas tree in Nevada City that rivals Stanford’s

The Stanford Tree is the Stanford Band’s mascot and the unofficial mascot of Stanford University. The Tree’s costume, newly created each year, is a prominent target for pranksters from rival schools, in particular Cal Berkeley. Nestled in the Sierra foothills, Nevada City has its own tradition of a walking tree. In this case, the Walking Christmas...

Smoked pork crown roast for the holidays

Smoked pork crown roast for the holidays

We love “low and slow” barbecue and were intrigued by this: A smoked pork crown roast with sausage stuffing and peach habanero from Bad Bones BBQ in Happy Valley, Oregon.

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