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Hummus is having a moment, inspiring chefs to give it all kinds of global twists.
Here’s how some of our readers who went through the trauma of the October wildfires have found healing through humor.
A la carte: Wine, kombucha, beer whet appetite for fun
Discounted single tickets to the 2018-2019 Santa Rosa Symphony classical music series, featuring new Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong, go on sale Monday.
Join friends, family and the community at large for harvest celebrations in Sonoma County. Get into the spirit by pressing Gravenstein apples, touring a private vineyard or catching some music in Forestville.
Peter Reinhart returns to Sonoma County to teach a class on pan pizza, a new trend sweeping the pizza world.
A grass fire on Saturday evening burned a 1/4 acre off Rincon Avenue.
Coffey Park neighbors who lost their homes gathered Sunday in Howarth Park for a Coffey Strong summer picnic.
Mark your calendar for these wine, beer and food events coming up around the North Bay.
The Santa Rosa Symphony presented a free concert Sunday evening with Mariachi Champaña Nevín, one of the leading proponents of classical mariachi music.
There’s a new noodle out there made from vegetables, legumes and grains. We gathered a tasting panel to see how they measure up.
Aja Gabel writes about the on-stage and off-stage lives of a classical quartet in her debut novel, 'The Ensemble.'
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.