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Covenant Winery owners dish on Passover dishes

03/27/2015 10:32 AM EDT
There's kosher cooking -- and then there's Napa wine country-style kosher cooking. Covenant Winery owners Jeff and Jodie Morgan's new cookbook gives classic Passover fare a contemporary twist. 
Pacific Grove's Happy Girl Kitchen is neighborhood gem
03/20/2015 11:14 AM EDT - Find seasonal cuisine, pickled veggies and tomatoes from the local farm on your table at Monterey's Happy Girl Kitchen. 

Santa Cruz: Three great bites
03/13/2015 11:13 AM EDT - From Soquel's new Kitchen at Discretion to Santa Cruz's West End Tap and Kitchen and Capitola's Avenue Cafe, we've got you covered from breakfast to late-night supper. 

Grilled cheese heaven
03/06/2015 09:30 AM EST - The ultimate comfort food? Grilled cheese and its favorite sidekick, a nice creamy soup that's a perfect complement to that oozy, melty sandwich. We're talking Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Fig Preserves, Pepper Jack with Mango-Tomato Chutney, Gouda with Fresh Herbs -- and tips from Cowgirl Creamery. 

Cocktail class at Oakland's Flora teaches the fine art of bitters
02/27/2015 11:35 PM EST - The secret to modern craft cocktails lies in the handmade bitters. Now this Uptown hotspot is teaching cocktail enthusiasts how to make their own. Hello, new-wave Old-Fashioned. 

Sebastopol's Barlow: Five ways to eat, drink, play
02/20/2015 11:45 AM EST - Nosh at Zazu, sip at Woodfour and SpiritWorks distillery and shop your way around the Barlow in Sonoma County.  

Cider goes trendy
02/11/2015 06:18 PM EST - From Sebastopol to Santa Cruz, the cider scene is abuzz. Production has tripled in a scant two years, and new cider works are popping up across Northern California. 

Valentine 101: An easy, romantic dinner for two -- or eight
02/06/2015 06:03 PM EST - Valentine's Day is a love-hate holiday. But whether you're hosting a romantic dinner for two or a party for eight, this easy menu will dazzle. 

10 best new Bay Area restaurants
01/27/2015 07:15 PM EST - Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 

Snowy winter fare from the Ahwahnee and Erna's
01/23/2015 04:07 PM EST - What do the chefs at Yosemite's Ahwahnee and Oakhurst's Erna's Elderberry House serve when winter brings those frosty nights? Hearty soups and sumptuous fare. 

Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral. Full Story
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Taraji P. Henson apologizes for racial profiling allegation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son. Full Story
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.