Jul
16

A Foodie’s Perspective

By Tricia Juanitas

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With a little change in perspective, it’s easy to see that food is a world of wonder.

Inspired by: Christopher Boffoli

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Jul
12

I’m All About Ghee

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By Tricia Juanitas

The day I learned about Ghee was the day I turned my back on butter and never looked back. Not to say that butter is bad for you, but I always felt slightly guilty, and maybe even a little judged, when I would use butter in heaping amounts…that is until I found Ghee. It was a way to give in to the seductions of buttery flavor without the guilt and I would be remiss if I didn’t share this secret with you all.

What is Ghee?
Ghee (pronounced “gee”) is clarified butter, the most concentrated form of milk. It’s completely lactose-free and considered non-dairy by the USDA. What starts as cultured butter, which is then boiled down removing any lactose, protein solids and water, results in a product we call Ghee. It’s a food that has been around for thousands of years and has been used in South Asian countries, such as India and Tibet, for cooking as well as healing and medicinal properties.
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Jul
11

Capay Tomato Festival

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Summertime produces the best tomatoes and there is no better place to enjoy them than at the Capay Tomato Festival in the beautiful Capay Valley. Farm Fresh to You, the home delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to consumers’ doorsteps invites you to join in this 7th annual event on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Event-goers will enjoy organic, heirloom and cherry tomato tasting, live music and dancing, delicious food, local wine and beer, tractor tram rides, kids’ activities, camping on the farm and more. Pack a blanket, pull up a hay bale and watch the sunset – all the while supporting a good cause with event proceeds benefiting the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture.
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Jul
09

Sacramento BLT Week

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You know you’re a bacon-lover if….

1. You have a side of eggs with your bacon for breakfast

2. You buy Costco packs and stock up your freezer… the thick-cut hickory style stuff, of course!

3. You’re more afraid of bacon shortages than power outages

4. Your childhood nickname was “Porky”

5. You already own this t-shirt or deeply wish you did:

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Jul
07

LowBrau Sausage Platter

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Danke!

LowBrau

1050 20th Sacramento, CA

916-706-2636

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Jul
01

Dawson’s

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 I had the opportunity to hang out with Jason Poole, the executive chef of Dawson’s last week, and learned that his restaurant is anything but an industry cliché. Located at 1209 L Street, Dawson’s is the Hyatt Regency’s in-house steakhouse. But don’t call it a “hotel restaurant.” Dawson’s stands on its own.
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Jun
30

Tater Throw Down

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We celebrated Father’s Day this year with a Tater Throw Down!  That’s right, we were invited to a friend’s house and each family was asked to bring their best potato dish.  Lucky for me, I’ve worked with the U.S. Potato Board (client) for the past decade so I’ve tasted and tested many tuber-ific dishes over the years.  I decided on Frances Largeman Roth’s Twice Baked Blues featured in her cookbook “Eating in Color” and they were a hit!  You can find the recipe here. The best part though?  Seeing what all my creative friends came up with.  Check out this spectacular spud spread!
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Jun
20

The Cellar in Historic Folsom

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There are some restaurants that are just a pleasure, and The Cellar on Sutter Street in Historic Folsom is one such place. I’ve been to The Cellar a number of times, but when I learned of their expanded menu, I couldn’t wait to try it. Executive Chef Joe Cuka has created a little something for everyone with a whole lot of deliciousness going on.

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Jun
19

Kale Yeah! “The Market” Pizza

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When it comes to dining out, I can be incredibly indecisive. Like, the kind of indecisive that really annoys your friends and family as you endlessly debate going here or there and eating this or that. But, when it comes to lunch on Thursdays, I know exactly where I want to go and exactly what I want to eat: 

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That would be “The Market” pizza from The Pizza Company at the Capitol Mall Farmers Market. Every creation that emerges from their Italian wood fired oven is delicious, but The Market is irrefutably the true star. Featuring farm fresh produce, The Market’s pizza toppings change weekly and the SacFoodies are always excited to see what unique offering is on deck.

To our delight, today’s menu featured Aidells Sun-dried Tomato & Kale Chicken Sausage, shaved red onions, mascarpone cheese and mushrooms. And was the pizza as delicious as it looks? Kale yeah!

A special thanks to my fellow SacFoodies for making this post happen—the witty Kari Clark for coining the phrase “kale yeah” when I asked if she was getting The Market today, and the kind  Sara Ortega for resisting the first bite of her piping hot pizza so that she could help me snap photos of the beauty above.

Jun
13

Sacramento Zoo’s “King of Feasts” Ticket Giveaway

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “The zoo would be more fun if there were great food and drinks included?” If so, the Sacramento Zoo’s annual King of Feasts event is for you. Coming up on Saturday, June 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., King of Feasts includes cuisine from Sacramento area restaurants, wineries and breweries as well as a silent auction and live entertainment. 

Imagine strolling around the zoo on a cool, (okay, or maybe very hot), summer evening, cold beer from Track 7 in one hand, a taste of the latest offering from Mulvaney’s B&L in the other, and exotic animals to your right and left.

Sound like fun? You could win a pair of tickets right here on SacFoodies. Simply leave us a comment here on the blog and tell us which winery, brewery or restaurant you are most excited to try at King of Feasts.  Leave your comment by noon on Wednesday, June 18th for a chance to win! Winner must be at least 21 years of age. ID will be verified at the door.

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