Epicure

Local Chefs: From the Kitchen

“I grew up doing this — it is a part of who I am and I love to make sure that people are satisfied. I enjoy the traditional dishes that we have been making...

From Root to Fruit: Homegrown Organic Farms

Story by NATALIE CAUDLE | PHOTOS BY KELSEY BURNETT A s providence would have it, valley farmer John France found himself at a fork in the road in the late 1980s. Having lost half...

Visalia Farmers Market: Pushing Past the Pandemic

Story by Marissa Price Photos by Trevor Rawson & Roger Gonzales T the joys of strolling through the Visalia farmers market are finally a reality again. That’s right. “It has never looked as good as it...

Wild Oak Coffee House: Flavor & Tradition Churned by Hand

Story by Sue Burns | Photos by Jonna Dodge C an something cool you off and warm you up at the same time? Let’s look for the answer to Mark Merritt’s hand-cranked ice cream,...

Epicure: A Summer Harvest

recipes by Tate Darwin, Cellar Door Photos by Ryan Mayo P lentiful summer garden harvests and an abundance of tomatoes lend themselves to this month’s feature recipes provided by Tate Darwin, chef at The Cellar Door....

Epicure: Eat Big for Dad’s Day

Recipes by Camillo Hernandez + Bryant Murphy, Bistro di Bufala photos by jonna Lemstra   D ads deserve a burger as big as their hearts. Bistro di Bufala’s Chef Bryant Murphy and Chef Camillo Hernandez have grilled...

Epicure: A Meal For Mom

Recipes by Tommy Montalvo, Monet's Wine Bistro   E veryone loves a good brunch — a perfect mealtime compromise for late risers and early lunchers. This month, Karl Merten, the Visalia Country Club’s chef, shares with us some...

Epicure: Better-For-You-Brunch

Recipes and Photos by Taylor Johnson   E veryone loves a good brunch — a perfect mealtime compromise for late risers and early lunchers. This month, Karl Merten, the Visalia Country Club’s chef, shares with us some simple...

Epicure: Take on Thai

Recipes and Photos by Taylor Johnson   T hai is one of those cuisines that warms my belly and my soul – a true comfort food. Coconut Red Thai Curry Soup is one of my absolute favorites, and...

Wine: Why Champagne Dominates

Text by Robert Whitley Given a choice between a bottle of champagne or a sparkling wine from any other corner of the world, most reasonably sane wine enthusiasts would opt for the champagne. Of course...