Food & Wine

New Auburn distillery believed to be first in Placer County since pre-Prohibition

Whether it’s the only ingredient in a slow, icy sipper or the foundation for a favorite cocktail, Darjeeling Gin is creating some made in Auburn moments regionally. The gin ...

Placer County exploring new rules for ‘boutique’ wineries

New proposed rules are attempting to balance Placer County desires to help develop a viable winemaking industry and concerns of neighbors over the intrusion of noise, traffic and o ...

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 ...