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

Courtland’s favorite fruit takes center stage Sunday.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

A festival in Sacramento’s Land Park will share information about solar cookers.

If you’re into home brewing or love someone who is, you should know about a product that can give your small-batch bottling effort the style points you might be looking for.

The tomatoes are starting to come in.

I was hoping for recipes using fresh produce when it is available at its peak; when it is plentiful and ripe. This would be helpful through the summer months and even into autumn. Any and all recipes are appreciated. Thanks.

Famed creamery celebrates milestone with party in Vacaville.

A frittata is similar to a quiche without a crust. It's cooked slightly differently, started on the stove top over low heat.

One of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most buzzed about coffee roasters and cafes is set for a midtown Sacramento presence.

If you’re a wine fan and a party animal, you probably stayed up until 12:01 a.m. last Nov. 21 and drove to your favorite wine shop to buy a bottle of the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau on its official release date.

Sacramento’s first Sacratomato Week kicks off in Midtown.

Cooking may not be a gender-specific activity, but there are some characteristics that follow stereotypes more often than not (read on before you start to object). At least that’s what Steven Raichlen says – and we tend to agree. He’s the guy who has brought us more grilling books than one would think possible (most of the 30 books he’s written, including “Planet Barbecue!” and “Barbecue! Bible”).

India is a country with 1 billion people and very little wine. A Geyserville man and his partner aim to change that ration.

Here are excerpts from a live chat hosted by Mike Dunne focusing on the state of wine and this year’s State Fair wine competition, along with other food- and beverage-related issues.

Use this database to see all the 2014 California State Fair beer winners. Sort by type, brewery or city to see how your favorites scored or find a new beer to try.

It’s no secret that Sacramento has experienced a major craft-beer boom the past couple of years. With every new brewery that opens or expands, the question seems to come up: Which of them will survive and which will fade away?

California agricultural catastrophe could start with a single handkerchief.

The singer will appear at the July 18 event hours before her State Fair concert.

Hundreds of people took to the streets outside the midtown restaurant district Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the French Revolution, celebrate French culture and sample food and drink in the fifth annual Sacramento Bastille Day.

A tasty new topper, Slawsa is a combination of several veggies and mustard.

Just about every month on Sacramento’s calendar features some kind of food week.

Marysville expects 30,000 people to come into town Friday and Saturday for its 15th annual Peach Festival.

Visitors to the 2014 California State Fair, which runs Friday through July 27, will likely come out to Cal Expo for the same reasons that people always have: interesting exhibits, cool rides and fried food.

A burger chain with outposts in Sacramento, Davis, Elk Grove and Granite Bay was just named best in America by Consumer Reports, beating out better-known burger vendors In-N-Out and Five Guys.

A German ale takes top honors in a student competition.

Authors says it’s time to rethink what you eat around the campfire.

Sugar and safety: Those are the two big concerns of home cooks when it comes to canning.

Two ingredients – that’s all you need to make these cookie cups.

See what Mike Dunne, one of the most knowledgeable wine experts in the country and former Bee food critic,had to say about wine and the 2014 State Fair wine competition.

Track 7 Brewing Co., a Sacramento-based craft beer brewer, has signed a 10-year lease for a 35,000-square-foot facility to increase production and house its marketing and accounting offices. The facility is at 826 Professor Lane off Del Paso Road, just east of Sleep Train Arena. A tasting room also is planned for the site.

Cake highlights fundraiser for Sacramento Self-Help Housing.

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