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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Tie the knot at a California State Park

Tie the knot at a California State Park

From the famous Wedding Rock at Patrick’s Point State Park to the historic gardens at Empire Mine State Historic Park to the bluffs at Crystal Cove State Park, many couples choose state parks to be the place where they say “I do.” That’s why CSPF thinks that California’s state parks are great places to …...

“Only The Essential”: A 5-month, 2,668-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail

“Only The Essential”: A 5-month, 2,668-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail

In the summer of 2013 Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with cameras in hand. “Only The Essential” is the story of their 5-month, 2668-mile journey on foot from Mexico to Canada across the wilderness of California, Oregon and Washington. The full length film will be available to stream for free...

Video: Watch Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong win gold at Winter Paralympics

Video: Watch Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong win gold at Winter Paralympics

Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong’s gold-medal performance at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has now been recorded in a YouTube video. Evan’s family owns The Fix for Foodies restaurant in Nevada City: (Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America)

New poster for the 2014 Mountain Mandarin Festival

New poster for the 2014 Mountain Mandarin Festival

The new gold in Placer County is growing on trees as the County has become known for their intensely flavored, sweet, Mandarins. The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, November 21-23, 2014, will celebrate the new crop. Placer County growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarins and gift baskets, accompanied by all the free samples...

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, lakes...

Narsai’s marinade with fresh, local lamb from the Sierra Foothills

Narsai’s marinade with fresh, local lamb from the Sierra Foothills

Editor’s note: Easter is a time to enjoy fresh, local lamb. Ours is from Sinclair Family Farms in Penryn or the James Ranch in Penn Valley. One of our favorite marinades comes from Narsai David, who ran a restaurant in in the small Easy Bay Area of Kensington when I was in college at...

Popular singer-songwriter Jewel performing in Grass Valley on July 17

Popular singer-songwriter Jewel performing in Grass Valley on July 17

Jewel, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actress, is going to perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on July 17, the Center for the Arts announced on Tuesday. Jewel has has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide. Here’s the rundown from the Center’s website: From the remote ranch...

Tahoe Trips and Trails offers summer adventures

Tahoe Trips and Trails offers summer adventures

Panoramic vistas and the opportunity to climb 1,500 feet in elevation over a short distance are the biggest draws for adventure seekers from as close by as the San Francisco Bay Area and as far away as New York and Europe. Active adults who have a zest for adventure are looking for outdoor adventure...

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains. Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli...

Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

“Green’s the color of Spring and green can be cool and friendly-like.” We recently brought our 6th-grade son with us to hear jazz legend Wynton Marsalis perform in Grass Valley for a music appreciation experience. When Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra played the popular Kermit the Frog sing-along “It’s not easy being green,”...