food

Half million Placer residents rely on food bank

Placer Food Bank reached a record in 2010 — but not in a good way. More than 500,000 people used services from the food shelter, a 168 percent increase since 2007. The final ...

County restaurant inspection reports will soon be online

How clean is your favorite Roseville restaurant? Currently, if you want to know, you’ll have to ask to see a copy of the inspection report. According to Jill Pahl, Placer Cou ...

Consider slimming down those Super Bowl Sunday snacks

Forget the football and the commercials — Super Bowl Sunday is all about the snacks.Whether you’re rooting for the Steelers or the Cardinals, or neither team for that matter, a ...

Personal chef gives the gift of thyme

Personal chefs aren’t just for the rich and famous these days. They’re becoming more common in many middle class homes because of affordability, convenience, a slightly glamoro ...

Al fresco a fantastic way to dine during warmer weather

Sometimes the smell of fresh air trumps even the most fabulously fragrant of dining rooms. As the weather warms up, area eateries are welcoming patrons to take their pick between ...

North India cuisine pleasing to the eye and the palate

From the lush valleys of Kashmere down to the fertile plains of Punjab, the cuisine of North India uses dried fruits and nuts to add nutrition, texture and visual appeal. Slow-coo ...