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Food & Wine

  • Community Soup Night warms the soul

    By Priya Hutner on March 22, 2017
    Who doesn’t love soup and spending time with the people in the community? Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub in collaboration with local restaurants have brought back Community Soup Night. Soup night promotes the use of seasonal and locally grown food grown within 100 miles of the Tahoe-Truckee region and benefits the two nonprofits, according to Slow Food […]
  • Willamette Valley: The New Burgundy

    By Lou Phillips on March 22, 2017
    Our worldwide wine tour’s next stop is Oregon’s Willamette Valley, aka “The New Burgundy.” The Willamette Valley is becoming a great wine region because it has the magic combination of exceptional soils, climate and wine producers who blend talent, dedication and resources to get the most out of the grapes. Along with the quality of the wines, another reason for […]
  • Cream Soups

    By Mark McLaughlin on March 22, 2017
    The method and even the first ingredients are normally the same and only the main vegetable is substituted when making cream soup. For example, mushroom soup is made with onions, garlic, butter, salt and pepper, chicken or vegetable stock, potatoes, whatever herbs you want if any and of course, mushrooms. Broccoli soup is made the same way but substituting the […]
  • Hopping with hops

    By The Weekly on March 22, 2017
    BrewSKI, a local craft brew fest, is on March 25 at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Twelve breweries will showcase their most glorious hops on an outside deck at the Winters Creek Lodge. The party will stop when the beer runs out. | skirose.com Courtesy Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Soup’s on Truckee Tahoe Food Hub […]
  • Japanese Noodle Party

    By Priya Hutner on March 7, 2017
    Whether long and thin, round and curly or shaped like a bow tie, stuffed or covered with sauce, noodles are one the best foods on the planet. Make them into a comforting meal or as a vehicle for different toppings and sauce — there are thousands of ways to prepare the noodle. It may have originated in China. However, the […]
  • Soba Sauce for Japanese Noodle Party

    By Priya Hutner on March 7, 2017
    From the kitchen of Priya Hutner – Serves 4-6   Soba 2 packages of organic soba noodles 2 bunches scallions sliced ½ C daikon radishes Boil large pot of water for soba noodles. Slice scallions and shred daikon radish. Soba Broth 5 C water 1½ C soy sauce 1½ C mirin 1 C sake ¼ C rice wine vinegar Wasabi, fresh […]
  • Meet the new port

    By Lou Phillips on March 7, 2017
    What do you think of when you hear the word port? I bet you picture the complex, rich and earthy, fortified sweet wine to be enjoyed as an after-dinner treat. That is correct because that is the only type legally allowed to be labeled as Port and, until recently, that is all that Portugal was known for in the world […]
  • St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on March 7, 2017
    I read that corned beef and cabbage was the traditional dinner served in Ireland on Easter Sunday long ago. It was the first meat that the Irish would eat after fasting for Lent. I also read that corned beef was more of a delicacy served to kings and was not really available to the commoners and that the traditional Irish […]
  • A great way to end the day

    By The Weekly on March 7, 2017
    Diamond Peak’s Last Tracks Wine/Beer Tasting events will be held every Saturday afternoon through April 15. Take advantage of a late-day lift ticket, valid from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a final chair ride up to Snowflake Lodge to experience breathtaking views, wine or craft beer tastings paired with appetizers. When the event is over, participants can take a […]
  • Sweet or savory · Pancakes a treat anytime

    By Priya Hutner on February 21, 2017
    Diving into a stack of fluffy, hot, golden-brown pancakes with butter melting into the warm layers and pure maple syrup dripping down the sides, is a delicious comfort food on a cold winter morning. Pancakes come in all shapes and sizes and are called by many names, whether they are sweet or savory. Sweet versions for breakfast Buckwheat, wholegrain, flour […]