Most popular ethnic cuisines vary across the country

Most popular ethnic cuisines vary across the country

TEMECULA – What constitutes “ethnic” food differs from person to person. Someone of Italian descent may dine regularly on garlic-infused pasta dishes, while a person from another area of the world may find such foods exotic. In the cultural melting pot of North America, various cuisines representing countries that span the globe are within arm’s […]

Farm-to-table is changing the restaurant business

Farm-to-table is changing the restaurant business

TEMECULA – Farm-to-table is a movement that promotes serving local products, preferably food and beverages acquired directly from a producer. Farm-to-table eateries source ingredients locally as much as possible, and diners are increasingly expressing a preference for these establishments. According to the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot in 2015” survey, locally sourced meats and seafood, […]

The new year at Bel Vino Winery has promise

The new year at Bel Vino Winery has promise

Bel Vino Winery, one of Temecula Valley’s premier wineries, will be ringing in the New Year with new wines, an expanded wedding venue and top-flight entertainment which sure to please visitors coming to beautiful Temecula Wine Country in 2018. Recently, the winery’s principal winemaker, George Bursick, ran hundreds of bottles of Bel Vino’s new and […]

Entertain with ease during the holidays

Entertain with ease during the holidays

Family Features Special to Valley News TEMECULA – One element that makes the holidays so special is spending quality time with loved ones. When hosting, it is your chance to put smiles on your guests’ faces with tasty foods for everyone to enjoy. Spend less time in the kitchen preparing and more time with your […]

Community Christmas dinner presented by local Rotary clubs and the city of Temecula

TEMECULA – The twenty-plus year tradition of the annual Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day will continue, as three Rotary clubs – Temecula Sunrise Rotary, Temecula (noon) Rotary and the Temecula Valley-New Generation Club, along with the city of Temecula, will serve a fully cooked meal of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and dessert. […]

Sheet cooking makes weeknight dinners a snap

Sheet cooking makes weeknight dinners a snap

Michele Howard [email protected] Sheet cooking has been a rage lately since people’s lives have gotten so busy. Food ideas for single sheet cooking are unlimited – chicken legs, thighs, bone-in breasts, pork chops and fish – can all be put on a sheet with any vegetable. Just choose a potato: russet, rose, yellow, red, sweet […]

Throw a Christmas Cookie Party

Throw a Christmas Cookie Party

Family Features Special to Valley News TEMECULA – The next best thing to baking cookies for many home chefs is baking cookies with friends. Dust off your favorite recipes, create a festive playlist and fill your home with the tantalizing aroma of baked goodies for the ultimate Christmas cookie party. Turn things up a notch […]

A great meal is about how people eat – not what they eat

Jane Bernard Special to Valley News Everyone knows it’s important to eat the right foods to live a long and healthy life, but many people fall short of that ideal. They eat on the run, pulling into a drive-thru and scarfing down a hamburger on the way to the next appointment. They grab a candy […]

Cooking for a crowd takes management skills

Cooking for a crowd takes management skills

TEMECULA – Hosting family and friends for special occasions requires a lot of hosts, who must prepare their homes for guests or find establishments capable of catering to large parties. For hosts inviting people into their homes, the task of preparing homemade meals adds to their list of responsibilities. Cooking for a crowd can be […]