Food & Wine

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss for one can mean loss for others

When I really knuckled down and got serious about losing weight in October 2011 (after having only lost 20 pounds the previous 10 months), something shifted in the household. I ha ...

Winemakers face off in Barbera Throwdown

Only one winemaker will emerge from the ring Saturday night with the right to call himself “Barbera King.” Winemakers Mike Duarte of Popie Wines, David Brockman of Cris ...

Neft, Kenny still keeping it ‘Real’

Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny love the farmers market. The weekly markets, in Auburn and throughout Placer County, have become community gathering places where families and farmers m ...

Local vintners open shared wine tasting room

The High Hand fruit shed loading dock is seeing fruit movement again, but now it’s grapes turned into wine. In October, three local vintners – Ciotti Cellars, Cristaldi Vineya ...

Holiday wine gala set for Flower Farm Inn

The Placer County Wine & Grape Holiday Gala will be held Friday, Dec. 2, with social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at Flower Farm Inn, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road, Auburn. There ...

Make cookies like a pro

Who doesn’t love cookies at Christmas? Like Donner and Dixon, trees and tinsel, Christmas and cookies just go together to make the holidays happier and our tummies fuller. It ...

Set sail to Southeast Asia with Green Elephant restaurant

Locals can take a taste tour of Southeast Asia at a new Loomis restaurant. The Green Elephant, on King Road, celebrates the foods of Burma, Thailand, India, Singapore and Malaysia ...

County vintners and food featured at Taste of Placer County

Local vintners will share the fruits of their labor at the upcoming Taste of Placer County Wine and Food Festival to be held in Loomis next weekend. Thirteen county wineries will ...

Homegrown wine, food, music in Placer this weekend

Fans of locally-produced food and wine may find something to tempt their palate along the Placer County Wine Trail this weekend. The Placer County Vintners Association will celebr ...

Pick ripe peaches while they last

Granite Bay bothers Connor Stanford, 11, left, and Casey, 9, show off their fresh-picked peaches at Nitta Ranch, in Loomis. The boys’ parents, Suzanne and Scott Stanford, said th ...