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Where the chicken and the egg came first

November 2, 2010

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PETALUMA, Calif. — This Sonoma County town has done a lot right. In its heyday, it was known for its grain mills, dairies, racehorse stables, potato farms, and fruit orchards. That commercial activity and the population both waned in the late 1800s. Then the residents decided to raise chickens. One hour north of San Francisco, [...]

Learning from locals on Vancouver Island

October 8, 2008

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VANCOUVER ISLAND, Canada – Vacation means sampling regional cuisine, stopping at farmers’ markets, maybe even getting inside someone’s kitchen to see how the locals really cook. On this large island off the coast of British Columbia, you can do all that at two inns. Sinclair and Frédérique Phillip transformed an old farmhouse into the elegant [...]

New spirit, fashionable dining lift downtown Napa’s appeal

May 14, 2008

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NAPA, Calif. – If you’re headed to Napa, you’re either going to the valley, the county, or Napa itself. The formerly neglected downtown Napa, 55 miles northeast of San Francisco, is one of those places where you wish you had purchased a craftsman or Victorian house 10 years ago when nobody went there. Visitors were [...]

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