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FOOD & WINE

Food-Wine thumbnailThe 805 is home to various cuisines, the futher up the central coast you go you will find some fantastic wineries. We provide the insider scoops of restaurants and food festivals here in the 805 to create a great fine dining experience.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 22:51

Tips and tricks for fuss-free holiday entertaining

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21786957The holidays are a time of celebration, not for stressing about how you’re going to feed a room full of hungry guests. Serving fanciful fare in a beautiful setting shouldn't be difficult — just use the tricks of entertaining experts. Here are five low-fuss ways to impress guests with divine dishes and tasty treats.
 
Unlock your inner chef
For a romantic date or an outing with friends, you can’t go wrong with dinner and a movie. Whether you’re headed to a theater or settling in at home, make your cooking the star of the show by taking inspiration from the new culinary movie “Burnt,” starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman and Emma Thompson.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 07:19

Forget pumpkin mania, it's time for all things eggnog!

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Step aside pumpkin spice — your 15 minutes are over (at least for another year). The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time for eggnog to have its moment.

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Sweet treats at work. Extravagant family dinners. Buffets brimming with holiday indulgences. There’s plenty to savor this time of year, and it doesn’t have to lead to a bigger waistline.
Licensed naturopathic doctor Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney believes the holidays are a time to enjoy good food and time with family and friends. With her expert insight, you can make smart eating decisions while avoiding the most notorious food traps of the holiday season.
 
Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00

Don't Be Intimidated By Cooking!

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intimdiated by cookingHaving grown up in a restaurant family, cooking meals was a significant part of our 'family-community'. We ate at home often because my Father didn't enjoy eating dinner out after a long day.
 
Thursday, 06 August 2015 00:53

Cooking Ideas for Parents and Kids

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c76dd2c1Food brings family together. And time spent in the kitchen is how cooking traditions and those secrets behind the best dishes get handed down from generation to generation.
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 21:47

Fun ideas to make your summer entertaining a hit.

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The sweet days of summer signal a long awaited transition for outdoor living. Combine food, family and friends with fresh ideas, and the possibilities for summer entertaining are endless.   “There is something so magical about taking a meal outside in the warm weather,” says designer Julie Robbins. “Sip tea from a porcelain cup in the late afternoon sun. Bring out vintage grill plates for a barbecue at the beach. Dine under the stars with lanterns and fireflies. Savor the season, because the memories will last far longer than the summer.”  

 

Using fine china makes a picnic unforgettable

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