Food & Wine

Bumper grape harvest celebrated during PlacerGrown week

It was great to be a grapevine in Placer County in 2014. Placer County’s grape harvest and growing wine industry has been one of the few agricultural entities apparently ben ...

Well-known Auburn dining spots reemerging as new eateries

Some well-known restaurant locations are springing to life in the fall as new eateries. The Burney’s hot dog space on Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn is undergoing a transfor ...

Cooperative Extension aims to teach beginning farmers the ropes

Whether driven by an idyllic view of working with the land or a commitment to the local food movement, farming in the Sierra foothills is attracting smart and passionate adherents. ...

Auburn chefs weigh in on barehanded or glove contact regulation changes

A new state law that brings California into alignment with most other states will see a new look for food preparers from the humblest fast-food establishment to the highest end eat ...

Foodies preach benefits of eating Placer County grown

Way before the general public gave deeper thought to the source of their food and began modifying their consumer habits accordingly, Joanne Neft was touting the benefits of local f ...

Dining View: Source Global Tapas is social dining at its best

I’m not high-maintenance. But if you are anything like me and you enjoy dining out, you might enjoy what I call the “social dining experience.” What I mean is, ...

Newcastle Produce rides the farm-to-fork wave

As customers walk through the front doors of the bustling Newcastle Produce on a cold winter day, strong aromas hit them with welcomed warmth, and their exclamation is always the s ...

Burns brings local ingredients, hard work together at Café Zorro

When Scott Burns attended Placer High School in Auburn, and even at Sierra College, he didn’t have any plans on being a chef.    “I was sort of dec ...

Sweet memories: Owners say Icing on the Cupcake will close Jan. 19

After seven years of business in and around Rocklin, custom confection-maker Icing on the Cupcake is expected to close its doors for good on Sunday. The company announced it would ...