Fresh, local feasts

“COOKING IS AN ART. CAREFUL SHOPPING, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need,” summed up the late British celebrity cook Keith Floyd. “There is one more thing — love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things, you can be an […]

Paleo menu at JAX in Truckee: “Tahoe’s most paleo-friendly restaurant”

The Paleo Diet — also known as the Caveman or Stone-Age diet — was the most searched-for diet of the year on Google, thanks to its growing popularity among both mainstream eaters and bodybuilders and CrossFitters alike. Centered on commonly available modern foods, the contemporary “Paleolithic diet” consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, […]

NEW: A picnic with Jim Gates of Nevada County Free Range Beef

Jim Gates, owner of Nevada County Free Range Beef, invited us to his annual picnic and barbeque — a family gathering that has grown to friends and family. Jim is a longtime rancher here, whose grass-fed beef business has grown to 120 Shorthorn, Red Angus and other cows grazing on separate parcels comprising 2,240 acres […]

Nevada County Free Range Beef for fresh, local flavor

THE GRASS-FED BEEF MARKET IS BOOMiING, thanks to studies that show it is better for consumers and the environment than its grain-fed counterpart. Though it still amounts to about 1 percent of the nation’s annual supply—or about $1 billion—grass-fed beef has grown to 1,200 U.S. ranchers from less than 50 originally, according to grazing experts. […]