Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - Traveling Europe may seem like a distant dream; tourists inundate cities during peak season, driving prices up. But your European dreams are attainable – if you travel during winter months. Europe can be much more affordable in winter and the quiet cities offer a more intimate and authentic experience.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:56 pm
Located along state highways 49 and 20, Nevada City was developed along the banks of Deer Creek in 1849. After its establishment, it was a bustling Gold Rush town with a population of 10,000.
Friday, October 18, 2013 7:30 am
With so many Lodi residents sharing a deep German heritage, it’s no surprise this month’s calendar is dotted with Oktoberfest dinners and celebrations. Party goers quaff steins of dark German beer, wearing lederhosen and dirndl dresses. The beer might be a major focus, but at the Lodi-Tokay Rotary’s Oktoberfest, it’s really about the food.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Busy families on the go can relish simple, delicious coastal cuisine when looking for a great after-school snack or affordable dinner option. Tried-and-true family favorites such as pasta and pizza get a refreshing makeover when savory seafood like shrimp is included in semi-homemade dishes.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 2:49 pm
Lodi Grape Festival President and CEO Mark Armstrong decided that the main concession structure at the west end of the festival grounds needed some sprucing up. He also wanted to attract more people to sample the mouth-watering corn dogs, hamburgers, french fries, Mexican cuisine and other delights.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:45 pm
It is zucchini time again! One veggie, so many options! If your garden (or your neighbor's garden) is overflowing with zucchini, I have some suggestions for turning that wonderfully mild veggie into a variety of dishes.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Ramzi Zumout has been in the restaurant business since the age of 15. He began in his parents’ restaurant in Sacramento in the 1980s. After he spent time working for a corporate chain, his family convinced him to use his abilities in other ways.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:15 pm
1. ‘Julia Child says, “Bon Appetit”!’
Friday, May 3, 2013 7:19 am
Julia Child was known for saving a cooking disaster by sprinkling some powdered sugar on it, sticking it under the broiler for a few minutes and then calling it a masterpiece. Even after her death, Child’s spirit is making things better; this time, her name is helping to save Galt’s school libraries.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 12:27 pm
Cinco de Mayo, a day that celebrates Mexican culture, food and drink, is becoming quite the financial fiesta for local businesses as well.
Friday, April 6, 2012 9:17 am
In the corner of a small shopping center on Cherokee Lane, there is a family-owned restaurant that packs big flavor into its Greek and Mediterranean dishes.
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:50 am
Sidney Le and Andy Dao may be young, but they are entrepreneurs with a sharp ability to present their passion for their Asian heritage and fine food.
Monday, January 16, 2012 12:00 am
With a possibility of rain in the future forecast, soups or
stews may become a more popular dinner item.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:00 am
Nothing but the rustle of leaves and the buzz of bees working on
their hives disturbs the utter tranquility of Charity Kenyon's
farm, just west of McFarland Ranch in the outskirts of Galt.
Friday, July 29, 2011 8:27 am
My instructions for this week weren’t very specific — I was
simply assigned to write up something “food-related” to stay with
the theme of this week’s Lodi Living. And when I’m not given
ironclad instructions, I tend to take advantage of the situation
and use it as an excuse to get a little weird. So, I present to you
a painstakingly assembled hodgepodge of awesome food-related things
in movies, in no order and adhering to absolutely no rules or
guidelines. Bon appetit?
Friday, July 29, 2011 8:06 am
It’s a quiet Thursday afternoon on the Delta. Chef Ruben
Larrazolo has finished grilling carnitas and salmon for the lunch
rush and has a little time before guests start arriving for dinner
at the new Alebrijes at the Lighthouse in Isleton.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 12:00 am
From a large mural on the ceiling to a wall filled with old
black and white photos, the Brewster's Bar and Grill is a tribute
to Galt's history.
The new business opened Monday and has generated continuous buzz
as the first trendy, sit-down restaurant in town.
Co-owner Alex Origoni said he was inspired by the restaurant's
location in the historic Brewster building, which used to be city's
old Post Office and general store.
Friday, April 15, 2011 8:31 am
This weeekend, there is only one place where you can find 36,000
pounds of asparagus used to make about 9,000 tri-tip sandwiches and
40,000 orders of deep-fried spears.
Friday, April 15, 2011 7:56 am
Burgers and friends. Omelets and strips of bacon. Steak
sandwiches and chicken fried steak. Woodlon Diner is a local truck
Friday, March 25, 2011 12:00 am
Ever been tempted to compare the taste of cheddar cheeses from
Wisconsin and California, or sample some feta cheese made with
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:00 am
Holding a brown lunch bag in each hand, one of Lodi's premier
chefs said the contents of one bag represent what food is and the
other shows what is wrong with it. He opened the bags. One featured
a fresh Russet potato. The second bag contained a carton of
McDonald's french fries.
Monday, February 28, 2011 11:10 am
I have been asked about Mache so many times it's hard to count.
Mache is my favorite salad green due to its tender, beautiful and
sweet leaves. It's a lettuce that is commonly eaten raw and cooked
in European cuisine. Mache is also known as Lamb's Ear lettuce. It
can be tough to find. However, Trader Joe's in Stockton keeps it
stocked pretty regularly. Because of its delicate nature, I prefer
to prepare it simply.
Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:00 am
Jennifer “Cupcake” Page pulls a batch of made-from-scratch
carrot cupcakes out of the oven. Her kitschy kitchen, already
filled with the comforting smell of baking, fills with warmth as
she removes the pan and sets the cakes on the counter to cool. She
closes the oven door, leans against the counter and waits to swirl
cream cheese frosting on her tasty treats.
Monday, June 28, 2010 12:00 am
After eight years of creating unique meals for his catering
company, Black Tie Gourmet, chef Julio Camberos has opened a
restaurant where locals can enjoy his food without having to
atttend one of his catered events.
Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:00 am
On Friday, California will join Philadelphia, Boston and New
York City as places where restaurants can be punished for serving
dishes with more than .5 grams of trans fat per serving. Trans fats
are commonly found in spreads, stick margarine, lard and
hydrogenated oils. This is significant because California is the
first state to prohibit the use of hydrogenated oils in
restaurants. It's already illegal for public schools to serve foods
prepared with ingredients high in trans fats.