Food & Wine

Taste of Malta

After I made timpana, I was asked to please do some more Maltese recipes. The timpana is pasta mixed with a tomato meat sauce then covered with flaky pastry dough and baked until ...

Big game appetizers that will keep the huddle near the table

Time for the gridiron gladiators to face off in the championship game once again, and while some of us are excited about the game, many are excited about the ads and, in my case, t ...

There is no longer a need to be crabby

When crab season was called off on the California coastline, it made me a little crabby, to say the least. Crab is one of my favorite ingredients. Having no crab season is like s ...

A delicious hearty meal in about 30 minutes

This time of year we are all rushing around busy with our daily activities. Our lives seem to be packed with one chore after another. Families are trying to get ready for the d ...

Warm up your winter with this Maltese classic

Over the weekend I was considering what dish I would like to share with you. Because it’s been the “rainy season,” and I mean a real rainy season, I was thinkin ...

Cafe C chef Yvan Chalaye shares time-tested recipe

Yvan Chalaye is a formally trained French chef. He came to America in 1972 and continued his training working in some of the finest restaurants in the greater San Francisco area. H ...

Farmers - from market to restaurant

Where else in El Dorado County can you capture the smells and tastes of fresh European cooking and baking than in — Cameron Park? For the past seven months, hungry patrons ...

Apple Hill farms open for annual autumn fun

As the air gets cooler and the leaves begin to fall, Apple Hill farms and ranches start preparing for their most popular time of year: apple season. Located in El Dorado County, A ...

Rita’s of Folsom a family destination

After making Rita’s Italian Ice a family destination for their household, Holly and Michael Kane decided to open a Rita’s in Folsom to share their family favorite with ...

Craft beers celebrated at Tap Folsom

After a successful first year, the craft beer event Tap Folsom will return to a new venue located in the center of Historic Folsom at the outdoor plaza Friday. “The venue ch ...

Holman Ranch a place of weddings, retreats and its own wines

It’s tucked away but not off-grid. Fairly dripping with the nostalgia of Old California but embracing all that’s good about the new. The place is Holman Ranch. Growing ...

Big Apple Bagels comes to El Dorado Hills

The smell of freshly baked bagels and muffins wafted through the air June 10 when Big Apple Bagels in El Dorado Hills opened its doors for business.   “It’s a ver ...