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News of the Food

In Praise of Verjus
When a deep winter freeze gives you a ruined lemon crop, make something else.

News of the Food: the Western Regional Barista Competition
Baristas vie to brew the perfect cup.

Flying Spaghetti Monster
Pastafarianism is here to stay.

'Wine X' Magazine Folds
Bye-bye brats: After 10 years, the mag never got support from the wineries.

Food news for Sonoma, Marin and Napa
KRSH 95.9-FM launches mini Slow Food series.

Events: Fat Tuesday in Sonoma, Marin and Napa
A few choice ways to break Lent.

Aphrodisiacs
Five yummy things to put directly in your mouth.

ZAP! You're It!
Live from the purpled halls of the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers' recent confab.

Essay: Mellow Yellow
When life gives you lemons, pick 'em!

Martini Madness
The Sonoma Valley Olive Festival takes it shaken and stirred.

John Ash goes wild
Premiere Sonoma County chef serves up a slate of wild game and other comestibles in annual classes.

New Year Traditions
Why eating black-eyed peas and 12 single grapes will ensure good luck in the year to come.

Elegant holiday dining in Sonoma, Marin and Napa
The Farm House Inn, Left Bank Larkspur and the Martini House are great bets for NYE.

Food news for Sonoma, Marin and Napa
Cookies for Rookies and Marin French Cheese helps to save the seals.

Food news: Howard's Cafe in Occidental
Talor Maid Coffee owner and daughter revamp venerable west county eatery.

Holiday food and wine events
All the many ways to extend the Turkey Day binge.

Preview: Troma Films' 'Poultrygeist!'
Schlock scaremeisters create new fast food flick to frighten fat kids thin.

Slow Food's Terra Madre convivium
Sheryl Cahill of Pt. Reyes' Station House Cafe reflects.

Food news for Sonoma, Marin and Napa
Wild game dinners at John Ash and Outstanding in the Field dinner at Petaluma's Canvas Ranch.

Food news: Pinot on the River
Russian River Valley hosts Pinot extravaganza. Also, stuffing contest with Steve Garner.

Food essay: Ernest Hemingway One True Water
Hemingway urged his readers to develop a bullshit detector. About this eponymous branding? We say bullshit.

Food essay: Ernest Hemingway One True Water
Hemingway urged his readers to develop a bullshit detector. About this eponymous branding? We say bullshit.

Food news for Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties
Taste of Petaluma planned for Oct. 21 and Stomp Out Breast Cancer for Oct. 15.

Food news for Marin County
'Marin Farm Families: Stories and Recipes' just released.

Santa Rosa Restaurants: Farewell to Heavenly Hamburgers
Requiem for a hamburger heavyweight.

Event preview: Russian River Food & Winefest
Food writers and thinkers turn out for a panel on the natural state of the table.

Food news: Chef Thomas Keller opens Ad Hoc in Yountville
Greetings from Kellerville! How one chef feeds a town.

Recipe: Chef Matt Talavera's Heirloom Tomato Prawn Salad
Whole Foods jumps into the antics of the strangely crazed Heirloom Tomato Festival.

Preview: 14th annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction
Sonoma Valley vintners go wild to raise millions for charity.

Zinfandel as California's state wine?
A sobering look at legislator's as they stumble through an afternoon with the state's 'historic wine.'

Edible Gardens at COPIA in Napa
Look for Insecto Man to make some buzz at this annual outdoor fest.

Food Event: Sonoma County Showcase of Wine and Food
Luncheons, cook-offs, dinners and winetasting abound at annual event.

Food Column: American Farmland Trust and Agenda 2007
No blood for food is the new rallying cry.

Food Event: Sonoma County Bites
Screamin' Mimi's owner Mariline Olson organizes an unusual school fundraiser.

Food Essay: Vegetarian Entertaining
One-on-one dinners are easy for the meatless, but what about those big family events?

Restaurant Watch: Cyrus at the Les Mars Hotel in Healdsburg
How many times can one newspaper write about just one excellent new restaurant? More than you might image.

Food Essay: Poor nutrition in California school lunches
Tater Tots and soda do not a meal make.

Locavores in Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties
Locavores dare you to eat only that food raised within a 100-mile radius of your home. Is it possible?

Wine: Sonoma State University students learn the fine art of wine
SSU's wine club is the university's most popular must-do event.

Restaurant News: Earth Day dinners in Marin and Sonoma
North Bay restaurants that celebrate the earth at the table.

Food News: James Beard Foundation nominees from Sonoma and Napa
Cowgirl Creamery, the French Laundry, Leslie Sbrocco and many others vie for prestigious awards.

Sustainable Eating: Sebastopol Farmer's Market Opens
Choosing foods grown within a 1500-mile radius might help save the planet.

Food Event: Sonoma Women in Wine
Seafood Brasserie in Santa Rosa hosts programs in honor of Women's History Month.

Coffee Event: Western Regional Barista Competition
The annual event moves to the Petaluma Sheraton.

News of the Food
Nibble, savor, sip at Artisan Market.

Morsels
Follini & Eichenbaum Cafe in Sonoma.

News of the Food
Yeasty Chili?--Whey!

News of the Food
I'd Like to Buy the World a Coca.

News of the Food
Making Merry.

News of the Food
A select guide to North Bay restaurants that stay open for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Morsels
Surviving the Holidays.

News of the Food
Fall Fruiting.

News of the Food
Chef Hopping.

News of the Food
Unnatural Bedfellows.

News of the Food
Food Fight.

News of the Food
Preparing to Prepare.

News of the Food
Desk-Cleaning.

News of the Food
Zucch Allures!

News of the Food
Short Stack.

News of the Food
Mexico Without Mexican Food.

News of the Food
Little Sprinklings.

News of the Food
What's for Dinner?

News of the Food
Hungry and Hungrier.

News of the Food
Food for Man and Beast.

News of the Food
Bitter and Sweet.

News of the Food
Getting Real.

News of the Food
Memorial Day Mentionables.

News of the Food
Bounty of the Counties.

News of the Food
Liquid Power.

News of the Food
Pyramid Schemes.

News of the Food
All in the Pot.

News of the Food
Pesach.

News of the Food
Curd Crazy!

News of the Food
Water Fight.

News of the Food
Quest for Perfection.

News of the Food
Not So Sweet.

News of the Food
Secret Burgers.

News of the Food
Bowl of Disaster.

News of the Food
Ch-Ch-Changes.

News of the Food
Oh! The Olio!

News of the Food
Feeling Crabby.

Food for Thought
Old World, New World.

News of the Food
Oh, Just Everything.

Hail to the Food
Bite-Size Elegance.


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