How to choose a knife

Last week, I talked about knives and why that if I was buying one knife I would chose a French knife. Basically, I would make...

Milk Shakes

  Ah, the milk shake: perhaps the most quintessential summer drink there is. The milk shake is definitely not a thirst quencher. What it is,...

Blueberry Muffins

A good breakfast will set the tone of how the entire day might turn out. It can be the deciding factor whether the morning...

Another side of Moody’s

By Lou Phillips · Server extraordinaire Giancarlo "GC" Pelligrino · Moody’s in Truckee has always lived up to its tagline of Bistro, Bar and Beats and...

Scallops

Ah, the warmth of spring. Trees start showing buds while a few plants make their first little upward thrusts as they try to reach...

Tahoe’s foodie culture

; ; ; . The aroma of sautéing onions and garlic emanating from a kitchen, spices percolating in a pan or fresh baked sourdough bread...

Blending old, new at Cottonwood

  On a hill overlooking downtown Truckee, with panoramic views of the Sierra, sits a grand building that began life in the 1800s as a...

Potatoes O’Brian

By Chef David “Smitty” ·   A few days ago I was using, or at least trying to use, an external hard drive to back up...

Easter Ham

Incredible. I woke up this morning, turned on my computer to write this article and realized; Wow, I must need another cup of coffee....

Fabulous females of wine, Part I

By Lou Phillips ·    Men have held control of the world of wine for more than 4,000 years, and it has taken talented, creative and...