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Going To Market

Attention, shoppers: The modern grocery store is bigger and better than ever, offering a dizzying array of products and services. Want to know how...

Scallops and Prawns in Parchment

Scallops and Prawns in ParchmentServe this summery dish with a crusty loaf of bread and a bottle of white wine.2       15-inch pieces of parchment...

Essay: My Share of the Bounty

Looking to get more fresh produce into my diet, I turned to community-supported agriculture. What I got was a food adventure. Seven months...

The Dollar-Wise Gourmet: In a State-Cafeteria State of Mind

In a town full of state workers, we all know the drill: The benefits can't be beat. But there are other advantages to...

Buying at the Cellar Door

Few consumer products feature a showroom, a personal guide and a test drive. Cars come to mind, of course, as do designer fashions. But...

On Wine: The Trend Report

Can you think of a more talked-about beverage than wine? From dinner parties to online blogs, words about wine flow like Pinot Grigio from...

Getting Into Grenache

In terms of popularity, Grenache could be the next Pinot Noir. This is a guess, not a prediction: I left my crystal ball at...

Under the Tuscan Sun

Take the all-American barbecue and give it an Italian twist.It's barbecue season&emdash;time to move the party outdoors. Instead of the same old, same old...

Food for Thought

Here in the Sacramento region, socially conscious people are starting to ask pointed questions about the food they eat. Their concerns about animal welfare,...

Chefblog: Moving On

My restaurant, Mulvaney's Building and Loan, has been open six months now; our team has served many happy customers. It has been a steep...

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