• Fall Favorites

    Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the farm-fresh produce stops. By Thea Marie Rood PlacerGrown Auburn Farmers’ Market, Nash Rood It’s true many towns shut down their evening street…

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  • Chow? Ciao!

    Skillet Pizza, or more authentically Pizza in Padella, is Italian made easy: fresh ingredients, dough just so, cook it! By Paula Riley When it’s time to celebrate fall’s cooler evenings…

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  • Winterhill Olive Oil

    Fall is harvest season for grapes and apples, of course, but also for olives. Find fresh, locally sourced, handcrafted specialty oils—to use yourself and to give as thoughtful holiday gifts…

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  • Boy Wonder

    Meet a young Bay Area transplant and learn how his new Penn Valley restaurant is setting his entire family on a whole new course. By Thea Marie Rood Photography by…

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  • The New Sonora

    Learn how three generations—a feisty grandmother, a visionary developer, and some daring millennials—are re-creating the place they all call home. By Thea Marie Rood In every historic town that dots…

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  • Summer’s End

    The days are getting shorter, school bells are ringing, and fall is just around the corner—but seasonal farmers’ markets are still going strong. By Thea Marie Rood Photo of El…

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  • The Real Deal

    Think you have experience with farm-to-fork dining? Not like this, we’d wager: seated in the barn of a working farm, eating just-picked ingredients, expertly prepared by a celebrated local chef.…

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