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food and wineIssue 27

By Noel Daniel Native to South and Southeast Asia, the Jackfruit is a bouquet of a flavors ranging from apple, pineapple, mango and banana and has been used to prepare both savory and dessert dishes. The flesh of the fruit is starchy and a great source of fiber and has

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 27

Spring is here! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and it’s the perfect time to welcome the season by enjoying a tasty weekend brunch with friends. Check out the following local hotspots for a special brunch this weekend. SURLA’S RESTAURANT 431 12th St., Modesto 209-550-5555 www.surlasrestaurant.com  “Springtime diners can enjoy

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 26

By Noel Daniel While there’s still some chill in the air, we’d recommend enjoying a few last delicious bowls of soup. But where can you find some of the county’s best?  We’ve put together a list of five  stops where you can get a steamy  bowl of goodness. Phoenix Noodle

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By Noel Daniel “World-class dining” evokes images of prime steak, decadent wine, and gleaming crystal stemware holding rich and precious liquors. Fortunately for those in the Central Valley with a taste for the exquisite, Ernie’s Food & Spirits has all of this and more. Ernie’s offers the class of a

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food and wineIssue 26

By Noel Daniel The parsnip, a relative of the carrot, is a long, sweet root vegetable with a lengthy history. Cultivated since the days of Ancient Rome, parsnips have served as food as well as being utilized as a sweetener in Europe. Aside from being tasty, parsnips can be a healthy addition

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 25

  By Noel Daniel As winter settles in, it seems like most of the years’ fruits go out, except for the sweet, tangy, and festively bright pomegranate. In Ancient Egypt, the pomegranate was a symbol of prosperity. In Ancient Greece, the pomegranate symbolized the lean winter months when Demeter, the

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food and wineIssue 25

By Noel Daniel The chef behind one of Modesto’s favorite Asian/Fusion restaurants is expanding his horizons yet again. Chef John Surla aims to open an upscale Italian eatery and steakhouse in Ripon in order to sample other culinary experiences. “I have a bistro,” said Surla. “I needed a different concept

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 25

By Noel Daniel The holidays are filled with wonderful things, food being one of them. We don’t believe that you should deprive yourself of enjoying one of the wonderful things that the holidays have to offer. But you should be intentional. We’ve collected the opinions of some of the healthiest

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 25

By Noel Daniel Whether you’re hosting a soiree or  just enjoying a night in to put your feet up, these  bundt cakes and holiday cocktails will warm you up on a chilly winter’s night. Write up the perfect crowd-pleasing menu with these wintery drinks and delights. Pomegranate Sangria Sangria is a crowd-pleaser. Normally made with lemonade,

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food and wineIssue 24

By Noel Daniel Next time you get a craving for some creamy, spicy deviled eggs, you might want to consider stopping in at Concetta— but they won’t be your grandma’s deviled eggs. Served with shrimp or else a tangy Sriracha kick, Concetta’s food is the most gourmet comfort food you’ll

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