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Morgan reviews, gives history on Pilsner style beer

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By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Scrimshaw Pilsner Style Beer, 4.7 percent ABV, North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, California. Since 1988 (Carpe Diem, Vita Brevis) Modus Operandi. This California treasure has been voted one of the 10 best breweries in the world by the Beverage Testing Institute of ...

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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Maui Waui & Cocoa Nut Stout

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By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Maui Waui IPA, 6.5 percent ABV, Altamont Brewing Company, Livermore, California The pour isn’t very impressive, but that is OK because my interest quickly gets intercepted by the nose scent of tropical and rare Citrus flavors. The body is thin so it goes ...

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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Blue Heron Pale Ale

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By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Mendocino Brewing Company, Ukiah, California (formerly located in Hopland, California, since 1983) Blue Heron Pale Ale, 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume). This beer is truly an original West Coast style Pale Ale. Long before the acronym “IPA” was a household name, there ...

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Hop Talk: Dec. 23, 2016

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By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles The Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout is exceptionally good this year. It is a seasonal offering that is ultra complex, yet extremely sessionable at 5.5 percent ABV (Alcohol By Volume). It starts with the pour and the toffee-colored ...

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California Pure Honey

Pure California honey. (PCFMA / Courtesy)

By DEBRA J. MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association California honey is a wonderful source of quick energy and is also valued for its antioxidant properties. It is composed primarily of carbohydrates and water, and also contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, ...

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Classic Cabbage

Classic cabbage. (PCFMA / Courtesy)

By DEBRA J. MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association Cabbage is one of the stars of the winter vegetable assortment at your farmers’ market. An underutilized vegetable, it is very sturdy and comes in a variety of colors and shapes. There are over four hundred different varieties of cabbage to ...

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Persimmon!

Persimmons from the farmers market. (PCFMA / Courtesy)

By DEBRA MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association Known as the divine food in Japan because it’s so sweet, the persimmon is an orange to orange-red fruit about the size of an apple, with four prominent, large, papery leaves at the crown. It has a very thin, smooth, delicate skin ...

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Juicy citrus is now at your Farmers Market

Fresh farmers market citrus. (PCFMA / Courtesy)

By DEBRA J. MORRIS Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association From little kumquats to large pomelos, citrus fruits will add flavor, color, and zest to your holiday meals. You all know that citrus is vitamin C in a tasty little package, but did you know that citrus also has antioxidants, potassium, ...

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Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen: An easy, elegant summertime dessert

World-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck (pictured) now shares his passion for great food in the column, "Wolfgang Puck's Kitchen." Puck makes cooking easier than you ever imagined, revealing how to turn common ingredients into uncommon masterpieces. Enjoy expert tips and easy recipes – exactly what you need to transform your home cooking from acceptable to delectable. (LISA ROMEREIN)

By WOLFGANG PUCK, Tribune Content Agency Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen Mention summertime desserts, and the first thing people usually think of is ice cream. You’d have to travel far and wide to find anyone who doesn’t love a scoop or two of their favorite vanilla, chocolate, mint chip or cookies-and-cream, sitting ...

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