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: […]

Fresh fruit all year, thanks to winter Mandarins

THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS HAS AN ABUNDANCE of fresh, local fruit, thanks to our region’s largely temperate climate. Farm-to-fork restaurants (from Stella in Truckee to Ike’s in Nevada City) regularly feature local in-season fruits on their menus. The list includes heirloom melons, stone fruit and tomatoes (remember, it’s a fruit, not a veggie). Pluots, the plum-apricot […]

Twin Peaks Orchards 100th anniversary celebration on July 15

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Farm tours throughout the day Sample many varieties of summer fruits, jams, jellies and honey You pick fruit Book signing by: Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny “The Art of Real Food” Cookbook Cooking demo by Laura Kenny at 11:30-12 and 1-1:30 Farmer Advocates “I Love Farmers They Feed My Soul” Face Painting “Giggles […]

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