Pig Roast in Sacramento

Celebrating farmers and food in the Sacramento area, the Jubilee Farm Pig Roast is coming up on Saturday, May 12th at the Oak Park Farmers Market.  The market starts at 9 a.m. with the pig roast following at 1 p.m. Chef Brad Cecchi, Executive Sous Chef at The Grange in Sacramento is at the helm […]

Celebrate Pork January 29th

Anything to do with swine and consuming porcine gets two thumbs up in my house.  That’s why we’re excited about Cochon 555 in Napa on January 29. Cochon 555 is a touring culinary event to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs.  It lands in St. Helena at the Culinary Institute of America this Sunday […]

Mandarins in the Mountains

Products from Newcastle based Snow’s Citrus Court were my first foray into the world of northern California mandarins.  Raylene Snow whipped up a half dozen or so varieties of wraps then graced them with her sauces, dips and dressings.  I fell in love.  That year it was just in time for the Mountain Mandarin Festival.  […]

Hunt, Gather and Cook – First Hand with Hank

Sacramento based Hank Shaw, author of the recently released book Hunt, Gather, Cook – Finding the Forgotten Feast will share his experiences in the field, garden and kitchen Saturday June 11 at Café Bernardo.  Shaw, a journalist, former cook and man behind the award winning blog Hunter, Angler, Gardner, Cook is sure to delight his […]

International Compost Awareness Week Event

It starts today!  International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is celebrated the first full week of May each year.  This is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry.  Here in Sacramento there is a celebratory event tomorrow, May 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a compost awareness and educational event next […]

Second Annual Sacramento Beer Week

Please welcome guest writer John Schmidt, a new friend who I met at Whole Foods Market.  He is crazy about beer, an aficionado who is gearing up for the next several days of events. Many of you who know me know the passion I have for keeping it local (meaning ‘close to home,’ not ‘lo-calorie’).  […]

Keep on Truckin’

What would New York be without its hot dog carts and roasted chestnuts? What would San Francisco be without its taco trucks and escargot puff lollipops? And what kind of a food city is Sacramento without food trucks? Hopefully we won’t have to find out if the folks behind Sacto MoFo have their way. The […]

It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time

Celebrating the release of Beaujolais Nouveau is a global phenomenon and a great excuse to party the French way.  Officially released for sale the third Thursday of November each year amid fanfare and excitement, the race is on to get the first bottles of the vintage to Paris and other markets, then the party starts […]

Midtown Bazaar Sacramento Update

We recently shared one of  Sacramento’s newer additions, the Midtown Bazaar, organically developed by Sabrina Berhane.  Thirteen weeks passed since the Midtown Bazaar opened their gates at the corner of 16th and J Streets, across from the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and P.F. Chang’s Bistro. As of October, they’re moving inside to their winter location, in […]

Thursday Farmers’ Market at Capitol Mall

If you’ve visited Sacramento’s Capital, you’ll notice a long greenway driving to the entrance.  This area is called “the greens” of Capital Mall.  Don’t think downtown plaza mall but the grassy median area between buildings on either side of the street.  On the east side of the Capital, the street is named Capital Avenue.  On […]

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