Edible Monterey Bay

September 15, 2020 – Emma Magelssen has a 284-square-foot “processing plant” (that’s its technical title) where she can fill direct orders for her increasingly popular made-in-Surf-City beef jerky.  Soon she will be selling her original, hot and “sweet heat” Local Jerk at the downtown Santa Cruz farmers market near her tiny headquarters. 
September 15, 2020 – At last, the Sante Arcangeli tasting room has reopened in Aptos, after a six-month hiatus due to Covid, not to mention the hellish heat, the relentless smoke, and the continuously unfolding series of mind-bending disasters that 2020 has wreaked upon us. Just when you think….um, never mind. Winemaker
September 8, 2020 – A soufflé is a famously fickle dish. Most chefs agree achieving a perfectly puffed soufflé is an art. It’s a dish that can’t be rushed and patience turns out to be the most important ingredient. Lisa Foreman knows a thing or two about patience. For more than 20
September 8, 2020 – For over 40 years now—as bonded winery number 800 out of nearly 5,000 in the US today—Salamandre Wine Cellars in Aptos has been quietly turning out wines of character, made by a couple of true characters and their merry band of outlaws, better known as dear friends.  Winemaker
September 1, 2020 – As he was closing in on a dozen years at Carmel Valley Ranch, across an era that presented him with nine different general managers, chef Tim Wood was let go Friday, Aug. 28. It was a decision that came as a surprise to many, including Wood, and one
September 1, 2020 – Twelve Santa Cruz County craft breweries are joining together to raise money for fire relief. The new project—called Santa Cruz County Strong—was the idea of Rob and Kathleen Genco, owners of Discretion Brewing in Soquel. “We were watching the fires and just trying to figure out a way we could help,”
September 1, 2020 – A new sushi spot has splashed down in Carmel—Toro. The sushi and sake bar from owners Kristen Ridout and Fadi Alnimri replaces États-Unis French American Bistro, which closed this spring.  “We both love sushi. We feel that Carmel could use a fun, new sushi place with wonderful beverage
August 25, 2020 – As four terrifying wildfires ravaged our community over the past week, chefs, restaurants, farmers and grocery stores rushed to do what now comes naturally—feed the people in need. The outpouring of support for firefighters and all those who had to flee their homes has been phenomenal. Most restaurants
August 25, 2020 – Awe at nature’s stunning lightning show turned to terror as wildfires sparked across the Monterey County last week. It was a rollercoaster of emotions.  First, the River Fire threatened parts of the Salinas Valley, then the Carmel Fire began raging through the hills of Cachagua, tragically devouring homes
August 25, 2020 – What can you do to top a pandemic that is still killing thousands and shuttering businesses large and small, left and right? How about a few hundred fires early in the grape harvest season? Why wait until the thick of the action in September and October? No. Let’s