Food & Wine

The rise of coffee culture

Across the nation, the “Third Wave” coffee movement keeps evolving into a quiet lifestyle revolution, offering people culinary art in a cup while fostering unique gathe ...

What’s new at Wise Villa Winery?

Tucked away in the Sierra foothills, not far from the busy thoroughfares of Interstate 80 and Highway 65, sits a small winery that is looking to make a big impact on the local wine ...

The Saturday Skinny: Forget the weight loss ads and focus on yourself to make positive lifestyle changes

I’m sure you’ve received an e-mail or seen an advertisement claiming you can lose inches and pounds with little or no effort. The old saying, “If it sounds too go ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss isn't easy, but small changes can make a big difference

This online column started as a way for me to share my story and hope it would inspire others. It has not only done that, but it’s taught me a valuable lesson: Practice what ...

Dominick’s Italian Trattoria offers easy holiday dining

From southern Italy to steamy kitchens in New Jersey, the holidays are a time for gathering around massive plates of food — and one Granite Bay family with strong ties to the ...

The Saturday Skinny: Being prepared is a good motto for losing weight

In this week's installment we're going to look at a word many fear: preparation. Having a healthy eating plan is great in theory, but if there isn't a way to stick to ...

If you believe in yourself, weight loss will follow

Sometimes the simplest changes can have the biggest impact on your waistline. In our culture of instant gratification, it’s no wonder the weight loss industry is a multi-b ...

The Saturday Skinny: If you believe in yourself, weight loss will follow

Sometimes the simplest changes can have the biggest impact on your waistline. In our culture of instant gratification, it’s no wonder the weight loss industry is a multi-billion ...

The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan

There are a few tools I have found extremely helpful in my quest to lose weight and many of them are free. When I started this journey back in December 2010, I weighed in at 303 po ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss for one can mean loss for others

When I really knuckled down and got serious about losing weight in October 2011 (after having only lost 20 pounds the previous 10 months), something shifted in the household. I ha ...

Chew on This: The best sandwiches in Roseville and Granite Bay

Is there anything more perfect than a well-made sandwich? With unlimited combinations of meat, cheese and fixings between two slices of bread, this lunchtime staple still manages t ...

Local sushi outfit celebrates silver anniversary

A local sushi empire commemorates its 25th anniversary this month. To help Mikuni celebrate the milestone, a friend and I decided to drop by for a weekday lunchtime visit to Mikun ...

Chef's corner: Bake-off finalist’s recipe inspired by family meal

It was a family dinner in Granite Bay that inspired the recipe for Loaded Nacho Burgers, one of 100 finalists in this year’s Pillsbury Bake-Off.Pam Wilkinson, of Tracy, was o ...