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Diane Peterson - Features Staff Reporter

Features writer at The Press Democrat

diane.peterson@pressdemocrat.com
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The Latest Stories By Diane Peterson

The month of July marks the downbeat of the summer music festival season, with more choices than ever for fans of classical music.
A roundup of cooking classes, dinners and other special events in July.
A Kenwood couple puts Sonoma on the map with their unique clay cookware store on the Plaza.
There’s plenty of summer fun for food and wine lovers this month.
Lucia Micarelli, who played the Cajun fiddler/singer/songwriter in the popular HBO series, will perform at the Mendocino Music Festival.
New, more sophisticated veggie burgers help vegans and vegetarians celebrate the holiday in style.
A roundup of parties, dinners and other food and wine fun in Wine Country.
Matt Spector of Zoftig in Santa Rosa shares his secret to healthy salads: whole grains.
A round-up of food and wine activities to indulge in this summer.
Santa Rosa chef/instructor Mei Ibach, a native of Malaysia, shares recipes for flavorful curries like seafood laksa noodle soup, garam masala and more.
A round-up of summertime activities in Wine Country.
The Santa Rosa Sympony Youth Orchestra will perform June 16 at the Green Music Center before launching its European tour.
With big music festivals lining up and warmer days ahead, fashion leans back to the ’90s. Some of Sonoma County’s fashionistas weigh in on this year’s go-to looks.
Mark your calendar for these food and wine events around Wine Country this month.
Dan Berger looks at wine packaging through the decades.
Nothing says summer like food, beer and wine events, many in winery settings.
Celebrate summer at garden parties, pizza parties and the ballpark
Healdsburg SHED's Perry Hoffman and other chefs have a growing interest in serving edible flowers for extra flavor, color and texture.
A round-up of local food and wine festivals, pairings and more.
For your Memorial Day barbecue, we got some food advice from Rocker Oysterfeller’s chef/owner Brandon Guenther, the man responsible for the upcoming Oysterpalooza festival.
We talk to a few of the 25 chefs bringing their tasty bites to the June 9 wine pairing party.
Jacob Yarrow, the new executive director of the Green Music Center, is asking a lot of questions about what matters to people here.
A round-up of food and wine happenings this month.
Just in time for picnic season, we chat with two female chefs who are opening a picnic and provisions store soon near Sonoma Plaza.
The Green Music Center at Sonoma State University has announced its 2018-2019 Mastercard Performance Series.