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A Lesson on Terroir: Tasting Handley Cellars Pinots

 • By Laura Ness • How do you like your dirt? That is the question when it comes to terroir. Do you like salty sand? Chalky limestone? Wet granite river rocks? Root crops? Warm sunlit scrub and meadow grasses? High mountain fir-filled forest? Rushing Sierra stream with snowmelt? Earthy mushroomy […]


Porterhouse and mushroom medley recipe

Grilled Porterhouse with a Medley of Sautéed Mushrooms

A Porterhouse steak is my favorite cut, you get the best of both worlds – a N.Y. strip and a filet that is large enough to share. Top it off with a medley of fruity chanterelles, peppery oysters, a meaty portobello, and a handful of smoky shiitakes to finish off […]



Book Review: The Foodie’s Beer Book

The Art of Pairing and Cooking with Beer for Any Occasion * By Sage Priolo * Over the past decades the popularity of craft brewing has grown tremendously.   With all of the flavorful beers now available, it only makes sense that it would open up a whole new world of […]

Craft Beer


Firestone Walker Brewery

Old World Beers Reinvented on the Central Coast By Hudson Lindenberger • When David Walker and Adam Firestone decided to open a brewery 18-years ago they wanted to create something unique. The two brothers-in-law wanted to try their hand at brewing using vintage British methods to create the type of […]