Get your hands dirty at Soil Born Farm.

What color is your chicken salad? The option-happy dish enjoys year-round rotation but seems to come into its own in warm weather. With the right combination of ingredients – starting, say, with a rotisserie bird – you can skip cooking altogether.

Bulls rides into the sunset, closing its doors after four-year ride.

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you’re staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat?

National conference of cheesemakers gets together in Sacramento.

They may be unfamiliar to American palates, but Greek vintages are the rising alpha in the wine constellation.

Food and beverage options in Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal A will be shuffled Friday (Aug. 1), with temporary vendors moving in while the terminal’s food court is remodeled for six new, permanent restaurant sites arriving in 2015.

To a Spanish-born chef, America’s diverse food culture is invigorating.

Little Saigon is so replete with restaurants that it’s not uncommon to find three, four or even five eateries in a single strip mall, with each having a specific appeal and distinctive style.

When California’s minimum wage jumped from $8 to $9 on July 1, owners of restaurants, coffee shops and bars braced for the fallout.

Try lavash or cookie bars, turkey slices or albariño – and don’t forget the salt.

Our region certainly grows some of the best bounty anywhere, but there’s no reason to get pretentious about a peach.

More than a healthy way of eating, a decolonized diet allows people with native ancestry to reclaim their food .

Shipping containers, embraced as restaurants and shops in other cities, are gaining acceptance in Sacramento with the planned opening of the Federalist bar and restaurant in midtown.

Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill, which announced in January that it had signed an agreement to bring more than a dozen new restaurants to the Sacramento area over the next seven years, will open its first local restaurant Thursday in Auburn.

Last April, Thomas’ bakery introduced limited-edition offerings of maple french toast-flavored bagels and cinnamon-vanilla English muffins, which were available until earlier this month. They were especially tasty when toasted, of course, filling the kitchen with the scents of maple and vanilla.

Sure, there’s plenty of good pizza in restaurants around town, but lovers of Italian cuisine can go beyond that staple and into more interesting fare at Festa Italiana. Heap your plates with Italian sausage and meatballs, pasta, chicken Parmesan, calamari, cannoli, gelato and much more.

The midtown Saturday farmer’s market is shifting a half block to take advantage of the shade.

Turkish cuisine isn’t that unfamiliar after all.

Let’s raise a glass and think pink. The sweltering days of summer have arrived, but it’s the opportune time to sample rosé. While these colorful wines may have once been sniffed at by certain circles of wine snobs, rosé has enjoyed a renaissance due to their food friendliness and refreshing character, especially when sipping on a warm day.

What to do with all those tomatoes? Can, freeze, roast, pickle, dry – and enjoy.

The first time I tasted South African chenin blancs I was unimpressed. “A spotty lot,” my tasting notes from 1994 called them.

Does anyone have the recipe for the reddish-brown enchilada sauce served at Theresa’s Mexican Restaurant? It was delicious. Her family-run restaurant was very popular with the media and the old Kings players. Her restaurant was first located on Northgate Boulevard in Natomas. She then moved to an old Chinese restaurant in North Sacramento on El Camino.

The agreement brings together UC Davis and China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University. The schools will work together to propose solutions for current problems in food safety in China at every point along its food chain, and will seek to improve tracing of food products.

In terms of flavor and texture, it’s hard to beat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, reportedly one of the nation’s most popular sandwiches. Trouble is, it’s not exactly filling.

There are basics to remember about processing tomatoes

It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam.

Check your recipes and your timer; more pointers from master food preservers.

Learn how to make Thai food at Food Co-op.

It was just so goofy, I had to try it.

Courtland’s favorite fruit takes center stage Sunday.

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region.

Jason Poole received the go-ahead to open Preservation & Co.’s retail shop starting Thursday.

Pinot grigio, also known as pinot gris, is rare among wines in that it can draw upon the traditions and romance of two wine countries to sell itself – Italy and France.

Anyone who procrastinated more than a few minutes to buy tickets for the Sept. 28 gala dinner on the Tower Bridge is out of luck. All tickets for the $175-per-head dinner were gobbled up once they went on sale at 10 a.m. today.

Tickets for the $175-per-head, farm-to-fork gala dinner Sept. 28 on the Tower Bridge were gobbled in five minutes after going on sale at 10 a.m. today.

Hundreds of people Saturday cooked using only the power of the sun – a practice little used in the United States, but considered a liberating tool for women in developing countries that also helps curb greenhouse gas emissions.

On most mornings, Katie Fyhrie, 25 and Emma Torbert, 35 meet at dawn at their Davis fruit farm.

Little family-owned artisan creamery near Tomales is making a big name for itself with hand-crafted Fat Bottom Girl.

About one in four restaurants go out of business within a year of opening. This happens for all kinds of reasons. The concept is wrong. The food or service is substandard. The location is bad. The inexperienced owners thought it would be a fun way to get rich and didn’t realize all the hard work involved.

Jason Poole awaits the kitchen where he’ll make his award-winning Bloody Mary mix.

No ordinary loaf of bread, injera is a larger-than-life pancake made from a batter fermented like sourdough that serves many roles in Ethiopian cuisine.

Burgers, dippers and wild boar salami

In a town full of burgeoning breweries, Sacramento’s Hoppy Brewing Co. is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

The Tower Bridge will once again serve as the setting for a $175 dinner to cap Sacramento’s 2014 farm-to-fork celebration, an event designed to showcase the region’s restaurants and agricultural heritage.

The tomato – much-loved but often relegated to bit parts like sauce or garnish – is finally about to take center stage.

Which Mexican restaurants serve the best burritos in the land? According to the foodies in the field who report to the editors at the Daily Meal — the website that covers all things food and drink — 35 places go beyond the so-so and into the wow!

Local foodies take note: in September, the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC Davis will open its doors to the public for the first time ever as it launches its Great Chefs Program.

Large exhibit tells the farm-to-mouth stories of our favorite treats.

New hybrids extend California’s traditional plum season from May through October. Despite drought, 2014 will be a good year for plum growers and consumers.

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