Archive for March, 2014:

Mar
31

Just in time for BBQ Season

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Local cookbook author Dina Guillen has a great new cookbook out that’s perfect for your al fresco dining plans, Plank Grilling: 75 Recipes for Infusing Food with Flavor Using Wood Planks. We interviewed Dina when her first cookbook came out, so when Plank Grilling came across my desk, I couldn’t wait to try some of […]

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Mar
29

COMPOST COOKIES

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I love to bake, so a few years back, my thoughtful husband bought me the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook which I was excited to dive into. However, I was immediately intimidated. The measurements were in grams, it included ingredients like glucose and freeze-dried corn powder, and there were multiple recipes within recipes (often a turn […]

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Mar
28

Salted Caramel Corn

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Everyone has that go-to recipe. It’s that recipe you know by heart and you always have the ingredients stocked in your pantry. It’s a sure bet, the crowd pleaser and it never goes out of style. You always get compliments on it, to which you reply casually, “What? This little thing? T’was nothing, really!” (Okay, […]

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Mar
26

Now Open: Strings Urban Kitchen

By: Jake Ferguson and Amanda Frew The Sacramento food scene is a buzz with new restaurants and we were thrilled to find out that one of the newest eateries to open in town is right in our backyard. Strings Urban Kitchen, also known as SUK, now open at Capitol Towers (O and 7th), is dishing […]

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Mar
25

Food as Art: Paris Edition

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From one of the SacFoodies’ travel files – Paris 2012 — this fruit platter in a 16th century Chateau makes us all hungry to hit the road. We’d love to know, where’s a place you’ve experienced food so gorgeous it could live on as a piece of art?

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Mar
24

Dad’s Sandwiches, Sacramento

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You all know that we SacFoodies are suckers for great sandwiches. And lucky for us, there sure are some great sandwiches in and around Sacramento. Still, it never ceases to amaze me when there is a sandwich spot that I haven’t yet tried. Enter Dad’s Sandwiches, with two Sactown locations – on J Street and […]

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Mar
21

Crawdads on the River

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With warm whispers of spring and not-so-distant summer in the air, enjoying an evening along the river with a cocktail in hand doesn’t sound too bad. Word on the street is Crawdads on the River has been newly remodeled and re-opened on March 14, promising tasty creations by executive Chef Adam Pechal of Restaurant Th13teen […]

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Mar
20

Warm Orzo Salad

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It’s officially spring which means it’s time to convert from the cozy comfort foods of winter to the bright and airy flavors of springtime! I recently came across this recipe for Warm Orzo Salad in the spring issue of Good Housekeeping and immediately knew I was going to love it. Now, don’t be fooled—pasta might […]

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Mar
19

Mother, Sacramento

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If you live in Sacramento and hearing “Mother” does not immediately make you think “Sacramento’s most buzzed about new restaurant” then I may have to politely ask if you’ve been living under a rock. The new restaurant venture from Chef Michael Thiemann who was previously with Ella Dining Room has already received rave reviews from […]

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Mar
17

A Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Spread

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Looking for a last minute recipe to get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit? Try this easy recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage from Nugget Markets. You don’t even need the luck of the Irish to make this meal, just a little time, a crock pot and an ice cold beer to pair it with. […]

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