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It’s about cheeses on a rainy day

It’s been raining here in Northern California for the past several days. The skies have been dark, the breezes chilly, and the rain keeps coming and going as the storms roll by overhead. Perfect weather for enjoying some wine and cheese for a weekend lunchtime feast. We hopped in the car and went to our local Nugget Grocery…

Cheese Puffs

They look funky and taste like they are made from Styrofoam that’s been painted orange. Cheese puff factoids from Wikipedia: Cheese puffs, cheese curls, cheese balls, cheesy puffs, corn curls, corn cheese are a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese-flavored powders. Common brands include Cheetos (U.S.), Cheez Doodles(Northeastern U.S., Sweden), Chee-Wees (New Orleans, South Central U.S.), Chizitos (Perú), Boliquesos (Perú),Cheezies (Canada), Twisties (Australia), Kurkure (India and Pakistan), Utz (U.S.) Wotsits (U.K.),[1] Curl (Japan) andChee.Toz (Iran). They are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that…

FLB Entertainment Center and FLB Sports Bar & Casino

Folsom is fortunate to have a long time family owned and operated bowling alley that has been around for many years and over the past several, has evolved into a state of the art family entertainment bowling center. Come check out the new FLB Entertainment Center, with comfy couches, and a remodeled bowling center & party…

Most Interesting Tasting Beer

I happened to be sitting in the Whole Foods Beir Garden enjoying a Lockdown Brewing Company beer when I spied a strange looking pink beer bottle.  Upon closer look I found it to be a beer by Rogue Ales called Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.   I had to try it.  Bought it and later…

Best Burgers in the U.S.

According to Fine & Wine magazine these are the best burger places in the USA.  I am not at all surprised to see the first place on the list…. California’s own In-N-Out! Congrats! The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at…

Filleting Salmon

While at Costco yesterday we were looking to buy some salmon.  They have farm fillets, wild fillets and to our surprise they had whole salmon for $4.99 a pound.  We decided to get the whole salmon and I would fillet it myself. This is about the biggest fish I’ve purchased and I figured I would…

The Art of Culinary Presentation – Food as Art

The Art of Culinary Presentation – Food as Art Over the years food presentation at restaurants has become a form of art that just keeps getting better and better as new chef’s emerge on the scene with their creativity.  No longer are the protein, and sides just thrown on a plate to be eaten, now…

August Food Holidays to Celebrate!

August Food Holidays It’s amazing how many wild, crazy and cool food holidays there are.  Did you know  there is a National Ice Cream Day? (BTW, it’s today!) Did you know there was a National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day? And with dozens of other national food holidays in the month of August, you can literally celebrate a different dish…

World’s Best Pizza

What is it about pizza that makes us love it so much? Is it the savory cheeses, the pliable crust or the aromatic sauce? Perhaps it’s the customizable nature of the treat. Each pizza is different; across the country — the world, even — foodies get to compliment their pies with the toppings they most…