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Say ” Spritz ” for Summer!

How to say “Summer” in Europe By John Rittmaster, Prima Vini, Walnut Creek Perched at a ringside table in the square in front of the Santo Spirito church in Florence, you’d ask your suave mustachioed waiter for ‘Il Spritz.’ 12 Euros per favore! On an old wooden bench overlooking the...

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By Jane Bonacci Standing on the sidewalk, holding a cone with ice cream dripping down your hand and eating as fast as you can to keep up with the melting is a perfect summer evening activity. Kids of all ages love the sweet treat we call ice cream. Traditionally made...

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A Look at Food / Wine Pairing

Choosing which wines to serve with meals is always a debate, with each person bringing their own experiences and preferences to the discussion. The traditional belief that you must serve white wine with chicken and fish or big red wines with meats is now challenged by the new wines being...

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Heating up the kitchen baking pies and cobblers for dessert is best left for the cooler months. Easy to prepare delicacies that don’t need the cooktop or oven are easy. Along with the fine pastries, cakes and cookies freshly made by our local bakeries and patisserie experts, the summer’s bounty of...

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Katrina Rozelle

Katrina’s legendary wedding and celebration cakes are widely renowned for their award-winning taste and graceful beauty. Her solid reputation for unrivaled quality, commitment to from-scratch baking using the best ingredients, cutting-edge creativity, and excellent service has earned Katrina consistent and wide recognition as a top pastry chef and designer.

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Discover the Bay Area’s hidden culinary gems on a food tour                          A la Carte recently went on the Rockridge Food Tour, and spent a few hours walking the Rockridge neighborhood and learning about its history and sampling some...

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Biodynamic farming is the anti-technology of viticulture: A Visible difference in the wine experience from earth to glass       By John Rittmaster                 The Japanese have a great expression, ‘Todai Moto Kurashi’ or ‘It’s always darkest under the lighthouse.’ It describes the state...

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