California winemakers have eye on China’s tariffs

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By Julian M. Alston, Daniel Sumner and Olena Sambucci, The Conversation California’s vintners and grape growers are among the latest potential victims in the escalating trade spat between the U.S. and China. Responding to U.S. plans to impose import duties on goods from China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce reciprocated by introducing new tariffs on […]

K’s Kitchen: Black Bean, Veggie, Quinoa Medley

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By Kathryn Reed It’s good to be flexible in the kitchen. Sometimes I just start throwing things in a pan and am pleasantly surprised. Such is the case with this recipe. One of the great things about quinoa is that it is a fabulous source for protein. It can easily be substituted for rice, which […]

K’s Kitchen: Mushrooms and asparagus

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By Kathryn Reed Mushrooms – I could eat them every day, for every meal. Asparagus – one of the best vegetables to buy right now. Combine them, and, well, it’s a party for the palate. This dish has lots of versatility. It can be served hot, at room temperature, as a salad, as a side […]

Festival to feature 30 breweries in S. Lake Tahoe

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The Tahoe Brewfest is returning June 2 with 30 breweries, ciders, craft root beer, local entertainment and more. The 2018 Tahoe Brewfest is moving up in more ways than one. More beer, more food, more bathrooms, more space, it’s even moving up in altitude. It will be at Heavenly’s Cal Lodge. All proceeds go to […]

Humanity’s food security at risk

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By Jonas O. Bergman, Bloomberg On this winter day, the world was upside down: it was raining in the Arctic Circle and snowing in Rome. The contradiction was not lost on those gathered at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located near the top of the world. The scientists, activists, executives and government officials were in Longyearbyen, […]

K’s Kitchen: Hot veggie sandwich

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By Kathryn Reed It always amazes me – in a bad way – how few restaurants have a vegetarian sandwich. Even more rare is a hot veggie sandwich. Usually I think of sandwiches more as summer food. But every now and then I have a hankering for one. A food processor would work best to […]

High cuisine may become an après ski tradition

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By AC Shilton, Outside Chefs are infusing more than just sweets into cannabis. High-end cannabis dining is coming to a ski town near you. Your cannabis-related food associations probably aren’t great. There were the terrible weed brownies you made in college, with bits of plant fiber in every bite. Then there’s all the garbage food […]

Boeger Winery founder receives prestigious award

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Greg Boeger has received the 2018 wine lifetime achievement award from the California State Fair. He and his wife, Sue, started Boeger Winery in 1972. It is the oldest winery in El Dorado County. Greg Boeger grew up on his grandfather’s Nichelini Winery in Napa. This is where he developed his knowledge of grape growing […]