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Back in the Kitchen

A kumquat-sized burn blooms angrily on my forearm, stinging evidence of a careless bump against an open oven door. This is the first burn I’ve inflicted upon myself recently, though my arms are stippled...

Cibo 7

What constitutes a good restaurant meal? I’m not sure it’s possible to find solid consensus on the subject.Everyone’s criteria are different. For some, it’s all about ambience. For others, it’s sheer value: How much...

Ricks Dessert Diner

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ve probably found yourself at one time or another squeezed into a snug booth at the original Rick’s Dessert Diner on K Street. Over the past three decades,...

‘A Garden in Every School’ Symposium Offered March 14–15

Local Soil Born Farms is offering a unique symposium on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, called “A Garden in Every School.” Attendees, including “like-minded teachers, parents, garden designers, community leaders, school garden...

M. Shahrzad Serves Up Terrific Persian Cuisine

I had a knockout dinner this past weekend at M. Shahrzad Fine Persian Cuisine in Rancho Cordova. The restaurant was packed with families and large groups when we arrived, tucking happily into the restaurant’s...

Check It Out: Shine Coffee

I had a delightful experience recently at Shine Coffee, which is tucked away in the quiet and leafy Mansion Flats neighborhood. This quirky, independent establishment offers patrons a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere with well-worn couches,...

Second Annual Huntsmen's Dinner Featured This Friday

Fans of wild game meat should reserve a seat for this Friday’s Huntsmen’s Dinner, benefiting the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center. Held at the Sacramento Horsemen’s Association Historic Saddle Oaks Clubhouse in Carmichael,...

Worth Seeking Out: California-Grown Endive

I received a ravishing gift of fresh endive recently, grown at nearby California Endive Farms. The only producer of this exotic and beautiful lettuce in North America, California Endive Farms was established three decades...

Try It: Cibo 7’s Seared Diver Scallops

If you haven’t visited Roseville’s new Cibo 7, I’d encourage you to give it a try. This upscale restaurant is cranking out some really creative and beautiful food, though the (eye-poppingly) high prices may...

Culinary Adventure: Red Star International Groceries

Once in a while, we all stumble across an unusual or hard-to-find ingredient in a recipe we want to make. If your unusual ingredient happens to be stockfish, an exotic spice, jackfruit, pink taro...

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