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Long live the queen: A look at chardonnay

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

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: A vegan-friendly alternative to a favorite comfort food

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Slow Cookin' w/ Pete: Vegan ChiliOne reason I started slow cooking meals was to keep track of my diet.Two years ago, my doctor told...

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

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

Slow cookin’ with Pete: Fast and easy slow cooker meatloaf

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If I had to name my top five entrees, meatloaf would be on that list. Maybe not No. 1, but it is definitely among...

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

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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...

Namaste and suds: Annual Brew-seum to include yoga and beer event for first time

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Yoga paired with beer may seem like a stretch, but local instructor Jackelin Treviño promises it can be fun.“It is going to be a...

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

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

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

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

Genius in a Bottle: What’s your favorite wine? It depends on the season

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BY CARLOS CARDENASWorking as a wine professional, I’ve been asked many interesting questions, but by far the most difficult is, “What is YOUR favorite...

Surgery has surprisingly been a treatment for Type 2 diabetes

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BY Dr. Mario del Pino and Diana F. Ramirez | Special to The MonitorDoctors were not expecting that gastric bypass could eliminate diabetes. In...
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