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Beyond the burrito: Cilantro opens a world of flavor possibilities

Discover cilantro’s diversity. Now at its peak season, cilantro is known for its many uses in Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. But this popular herb is a mainstay in other global cuisines.

Food & Drink

In winter, the onion has its moment

Winter is not my time of year. As seasons go, I rank it last, in the kitchen and everywhere else. I’m cold, there’s nothing fresh to cook, and it makes a curmudgeon out of me. But increasingly, I’m realizing that winter cooking has an upside.

Recipes

This easy sauce makes everything taste better

Here’s a plan of action that works for dinner any night of the week: Melt some butter; add in some minced garlic, herbs, spices and a squirt of lemon; then pour it over whatever you have your heart set on eating. With almost no effort, you'll have a sauce that makes anything taste better.

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Rueda Spanish white wine a mouthful of summer in depths of winter

And now for some affordable, refreshing white wines from Spain. That's a pleasant group of words, isn't it? I'm thinking of the wines from the Rueda region in this case - wines based on the verdejo grape variety that can ably offer an alternative to those looking for a break from their default order of pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc. To qualify "affordable," consider that it is pretty easy to find a good Rueda verdejo that doesn't even venture into the teens, pricewise. In other words, there is really no reason not to try this wine.

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Get ready for the return of Pliny the Younger

Pliny the Younger, the famed India pale ale, is only available at the Santa Rosa brewery Russian River for two weeks every February. Limited Sacramento area bars and pubs will be serving it later this month.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
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Get ready for the return of Pliny the Younger

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