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Chili Bowl Express: Made from scratch

Posted on February 20, 2019
Chili Bowl Express: Made from scratch

For the Sonoma Community Center’s annual Chili Bowl Express event, everything is handmade, from the array of delicious and different... Continue

The wines we were – a 1970s flashback

Posted on February 15, 2019
The wines we were – a 1970s flashback

By Windee Smith | From The Sun archives When regular people look at a picture from the past, the 1970s to be more specific, they blurt... Continue

Pairing wine with… Girl Scout cookies

Posted on February 8, 2019
Pairing wine with... Girl Scout cookies

Pairing wine with food, even dessert — sure. But have you ever considered matching different wine varietals with Girl Scout... Continue

Our favorite cookbook of 2018

Posted on January 10, 2019
Our favorite cookbook of 2018

In which the secret of Mary’s meatballs and Italian salad dressing are revealed, along with the charming backstories of a Sonoma... Continue

Can you stomach the worst food trends of 2018?

Posted on January 7, 2019
Can you stomach the worst food trends of 2018?

The pizza wedding bouquet, ham-flavored ice cream, broccoli coffee and other things nobody asked for. More…  Read More →

Austin and Missy Lely go back to the land, into the future

Posted on December 6, 2018
Austin and Missy Lely go back to the land, into the future

By Jonah Raskin At Bee-Well Farms on Highway 12, between Trinity and Nun’s Canyon, Austin and Melinda (Missy) Lely are taking stock... Continue

Sun taste test: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Posted on November 28, 2018
Sun taste test: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Lots of coffee joints make a version of the PSL, but our panel of experts (as in, regular people who like coffee) made it a two-cup... Continue

Two Sonoma area wines make Wine Spectator’s Top 10 list

Posted on November 25, 2018
Two Sonoma area wines make Wine Spectator's Top 10 list

Only two California labels ranked on the Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines of the Year, and both come from the immediate Sonoma... Continue

What, no pretzel salad? The very first Thanksgiving menu

Posted on November 18, 2018
What, no pretzel salad? The very first Thanksgiving menu

Today, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes any number of dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry... Continue

Sonoma’s newest restaurant: Mint and Liberty

Posted on November 15, 2018
Sonoma's newest restaurant: Mint and Liberty

Sonoma Valley also has its share of upscale restaurants, writes Jonah Raskin. What’s been missing from the area since the closing... Continue