A New Generation of Sandwiches

AMERICANS EAT AN ESTIMATED 300 million sandwiches every day—on average, about one a day for every person. The Quintessential Grilled Cheese sandwich at Serendipity 3 in New York goes for—get this—$214. It starts off with bread buttered with a white truffle spread. Inside are layers of rare Caciocavallo Podolico cheese with lobster. In Alaska, Zagat [...]

Marshmology: the art of making s’mores over an open fire

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF marshmology? It is a term used at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe and refers to the art of making s’mores over an open fire, a longtime tradition. The first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts of 1927.
In the [...]

A Baker’s Dozen

CELEBRATED FRENCH CHEF Alain Ducasse helped put San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery on the map when he wrote about it in Harvesting Excellence. It helped set off a decade-long artisan baking craze in Northern California, with bakeries such as Della Fattoria Café in Petaluma or Thomas Keller’s Buchon Bakery in Yountville.
Now the bakery boom is being [...]

Nevada County natives return home to start new businesses

THE LURE OF THE BIG CITY IS costly to communities in the foothills. The talented young people often move away. “Bring them home” campaigns seek to persuade natives to come home for local careers—no easy task given the lack of jobs, relatively low pay and high cost of living (also known as the foothills’ “pine [...]

Fable Coffee coming to Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley

Fable Coffee is coming to Mill Street in Grass Valley, at the corner of Mill Street and Neal Street, next to the historic Del Oro Theatre.
“I just secured the spot with a sweet little deposit,” Fable’s owner Amanda Daley wrote on Facebook — increasingly the source of breaking community news.
Fable has built a local “cult-like” [...]

Colfax Avenue: Grass Valley’s up and coming neighborhood

IN THE FOOTHILLS, MOST VISITORS ARE drawn to the historic downtowns—in Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee.
But off the beaten path, Grass Valley has an up-and-coming neighborhood called “The Avenue.” Located a few blocks east of downtown Grass Valley, the Colfax Avenue corridor is walkable, architecturally intriguing and dog friendly.
It has plenty of parking [...]

What’s new in dining: Fresh fish in Truckee, BBQ, craft beer and more

Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong, who recently won a gold medal at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, became the first elite para-athlete to appear on an iconic Wheaties box.
“Despite my injury, I never stopped challenging myself to grow and reach new milestones,” says Evan. “I hope my story will serve [...]

Emily’s Catering and Cakes open for dinner on Sept. 6-8 in Nevada City

Emily’s Catering & Cakes will be open restaurant-style serving its tapas menu on Sept 6 from 5;30pm-11pm, Sept 7 from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sept 8 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
“If you are in town for First Friday Art Walk-Nevada City, CA or the Nevada City Film Festival or the Rotary Duck Race, or the Saturday [...]

Summer Catering: fresh & local, small plates

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR GET-TOGETHERS, weddings, family reunions and anniversaries. It also is ideal for caterers thanks to the bounty of available fresh, local food.
Local menus remain one of the hottest trends in catering, along with small plates. Our foothills include some top-notch caterers who capitalize on the trend.
At In The Kitchen [...]

SYRCL’s Spring fundraiser is April 20: food, wine & beer

Join us and get Wild for the Yuba at SYRCL’s spring fundraiser on April 20, a wine and beer tasting event to be held at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall.
Enjoy an evening of wine and beer, tastings from two dozen wineries and breweries, fine food, live music and mingle with your friends while supporting SYRCL’s [...]

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