Winter: An ideal time to sign up for a cooking class

“No one is born a great cook. One learns by doing.” — Julia Child WINTER IS AN IDEAL TIME TO SIGN UP for a cooking class in the foothills or Truckee. We’re indoors more, thanks to the wintry weather, and a cooking class helps you master new recipes, perhaps with the kitchenware you received for […]

Spring cooking classes at Newcastle Produce

Check out the list of spring cooking classes at Newcastle Produce. Also check out our cooking school directory including Newcastle Produce on our new mobile website, customized for your smartphone. Newcastle Produce’s cooking classes are taught by Chelsea Federwitz, chef, pastry artist and graduate from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena.: […]

How “New Domesticity” is revitalizing our cooking culture

“WE’RE ALL BAKING BROWNIES AGAIN.” In the popular book Homeward Bound, author Emily Matchar writes about “new domesticity”—our longing for the old-fashioned, the homemade, the authentic. Nowhere is it more prevalent than in our food culture, which often leads to more time in the kitchen (for both genders). “The motivations behind New Domesticity are varied: […]

Homesteading: “Back-to-the-Land” activities are thriving

MODERN HOMESTEADING IS BOOMING, as more people want to become self-sufficient, eat local food and, in many cases, relive happy childhood memories. The new generation of homesteaders is snapping up chicken coops, gardening tools, beehives and pickling and canning supplies. This retail segment has grown into a $200 billion business, economists estimate. “Every year we […]

Culinary Adventures – take a cooking class

“No one is born a great cook—one learns by doing.” -Julia Child,My Life in France In 1948, Julia Child found her true calling. She moved to France, developed a passion for French cooking and authored books that became essential for food lovers. In 1993, we recall attending the annual Western Cable Show and marveling at […]