Food & Wine

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 ...

Turkey hunt promises a nosh on the wild side for Thanksgiving

  It’s game on in prime California turkey habitat -- like the foothills around Auburn -- as Thanksgiving approaches and hunters have the opportunity to add a wild turke ...

Penryn’s landmark Ground Cow eatery grinds to a halt

PENRYN -- It started in Penryn in 1963 as the Ground Cow, a landmark restaurant stop promising thick, creamy 40-cent milkshakes, charbroiled burgers for six bits and ice-cold 40-ce ...

Placer County wine on the way to China?

A couple sharing sweet nothings and a bottle of Wise Villa Winery wine in a Beijing restaurant? A Mumbai family sitting down to dinner with a bottle of wine made in Placer County ...

Wind-swept wandering in the Mediterranean

Sometime around 850 B.C., the Greek poet Homer first mused about the seduction of a “wine dark sea,” forever linking Dionysian vines to the flaming colors of a Mediterr ...

The rise of coffee culture

Across the nation, the “Third Wave” coffee movement keeps evolving into a quiet lifestyle revolution, offering people culinary art in a cup while fostering unique gathe ...

Zorro’s Villa Rosa opens in Rocklin

It’s been 13 years since the last time Loomis resident Zarco Rozic opened a restaurant in a new location, and this month he will return to work with a new business in Rocklin ...

Just peachy at Loomis orchard

If you’ve ever tasted a perfectly ripe, organically grown peach just off the tree, then you know how delightful that first bite — not too crisp, not too soft — ca ...

Just peachy

If you’ve ever tasted a perfectly ripe, organically grown peach just off the tree, then you know how delightful that first bite — not too crisp, not too soft — ca ...

‘Grape Days of Summer’ a great way to explore region

Everyone’s talking about “farm to table” these days, but it’s nothing new to wineries. Most of their tasting rooms are but a walk from where the grapes are ...

Placer supes OK rural Lincoln-area winery “community center” growth plans

  Growth plans by a rural Lincoln winery survived a challenge Tuesday in front of the Placer County Board of Supervisors by opponents and are now set to move forward. Debate ...

Rocklin/Loomis Basin Rotary gets crabby at annual feed

On Feb. 23, the Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin held its 20th annual Feast for Rotary Crab Feed. The event was a near sellout again this year; and the participants left happy ...

Sierra College hosts annual Crab and Shrimp Feed

The Sierra College Patrons and Sierra College Aquatics Program are once again teaming up to host an evening of great food, a silent auction and an exciting raffle. The "Feed& ...