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Hot pepper lovers crave the burn

New varieties push the limits that our taste buds can take. Here’s how to harness that heat and enjoy the flavor of fresh peppers.

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How caramel corn spiced up her life

A friend told me that she made caramel popcorn with M&Ms and Oreos in it, but that she hadn’t saved any for me because she was sure it was not the kind of thing I’d go for. She got me almost right. I like my M&Ms solo and my Oreos with milk. But I love caramel popcorn. You might even say that I owe my life to Cracker Jack, the most famous kind of caramel corn.

Food & Drink

In the kitchen, flowers aren’t just tabletop decor

All summer I bring in flowers from the garden and wild ones from the fields. Sometimes they’re in a bouquet, whose bright colors bring the outdoors in. But often they’re just some odd treasure that appeals to me – a handful of daisies picked by a grandchild or one neon-violet artichoke blossom. I’ll stick it in a glass on the windowsill above the sink, along with glasses of herbs such as parsley and mint. Some, like those herbs, are there for the eating, too.

Food & Drink

How Anthony Bourdain became CNN’s most unexpected star

“This is going to be the worst day of Anderson’s life,” Anthony Bourdain announces gleefully as he settles behind a table at Takashi, a Japanese-Korean fusion restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village. Before Bourdain’s CNN docu- series “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” premieres each season, he and Anderson (Cooper, obviously) sit down for a meal and film a special preview. Cooper hates trying new food, and Bourdain – the TV host and chef who eats everything – takes great joy in watching the cable news anchor squirm.

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Farm-to-Fork Festival draws crowds to Capitol Mall

Crowds quickly filled up on six blocks of the mall to enjoy a variety of food, beer and wine and watch cooking demonstrations and live music.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
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Farm-to-Fork Festival draws crowds to Capitol Mall

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How to taste honey with UC Davis' Amina Harris

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Davis High students get meals from a food truck

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Pickle peppers this fast and easy way