Genius in a Bottle: Get to know Spain through its wine

BY CARLOS CARDENASImagine sitting at your desk at work, eyelids heavy, the 2 o’clock hour approaching. Your mind wanders. Another coffee? Energy drink? Lament...

Long live the queen: A look at chardonnay

BY CARLOS CARDENASIf cabernet is king of all grapes, then chardonnay is without question the queen. The result of a crossbreeding between pinot noir,...

Genius in a Bottle: California, Australia, Chile producing some of the best cabernets

BY CARLOS CARDENASCabernet has long been king in the wine community. One grape to rule them all, Cabernet Sauvignon holds its dominion over wine...

Canned food myths debunked

METRO The affordability of canned foods entices many people to stock up on the essentials. However, there are some people who still harbor concerns about...

Genius in a Bottle: Decanting a bottle of house wine serves no purpose and...

BY CARLOS CARDENASThe restaurant industry isn’t easy work. But ask anyone who has worked in a restaurant for years and many of them will...

Slow cookin’ with Pete: Pizza dip for your Super Bowl party

I recently discovered the world of slow cooking. While I’ve always known slow cookers existed, I just never paid much attention to them. Slow cookers...

Bodega’s Service Industry Night a chance to feature local culinary talent

Sundays are similar to Fridays in the food service industry after crews survived the rushes of the weekend, said owner and chef of Bodega...

Genius in a Bottle: Don’t let wine selection add to Valentine’s Day stress

BY CARLOS CARDENASThere’s something peaceful about January. The weather is cooler, we don’t see the sun as much and the hustle and bustle of...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: Garlic mashed potatoes for Easter dinner

Owning a slow cooker has allowed me to try new things. Before my slow cooker, I would have never attempted to make mashed potatoes....

Local high school athlete enjoying benefits of meal prepping

BY HENRY MILLERDONNA — When Miranda Sandoval approached her mom Monica Galvan about healthy eating, she knew her commitment level in athletics had reached...