Pala to host Starlight Food &Wine Festival

PALA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort will sponsor the second annual Starlight Food & Wine Festival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, on the lawn of its Starlight Theater and in the underground wine cave. The event will feature 50 fine wine selections from the leading wineries in Napa, Sonoma and Paso […]

Lefse making is an art worth eating

Lefse making is an art worth eating

Lefse is the Norwegian version of the tortilla. Made with potatoes, it is most commonly spread with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar to be eaten as a snack or dessert. In America, lefse making is a Christmas holiday custom for many families. Norwegians also use lefse to wrap around hotdogs, especially on their […]

Holy Guaca-Moly, the best way to eat avocado

Holy Guaca-Moly, the best way to eat avocado

Perhaps the most popular way to eat avocados is in guacamole, a dish first created by the Aztecs in the area now known as Mexico. Guacamole is featured on the menu for many events, especially Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo. To make this dish, avocados are peeled, cut in half, pitted and chopped, then mashed […]

Avocados fit in, from smoothies to cake pops

Avocados fit in, from smoothies to cake pops

FALLBROOK – Avocados can be used in a wide variety of dishes from breakfast to snack time, all the way through dessert. Now that the Avocado Festival is over and you might have a bag full of avocados getting ripe and ready to eat, here are some recipes from the Hass Avocado Board to try […]

Avocado Wine and a Bite Art Walk a success!

Avocado Wine and a Bite Art Walk a success!

On the evening of April 7 the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce hosted the Avocado Wine & a Bite Art Walk in downtown Fallbrook. Eight businesses along Main Avenue were host to artists, wineries and restaurants. Guests were given artistic glasses inscribed with “Find Fallbrook,” and they strolled along Main sampling wine from local wineries. Visitors […]

Faro Trupiano places third in International Pizza Challenge

Faro Trupiano places third in International Pizza Challenge

Faro Trupiano has been a mainstay in the greater Fallbrook community for years with his restaurants, but now he has garnered international attention after ranking third in the Traditional Division at the International Pizza Challenge – Southwest Division, which was held in Las Vegas March 27 to 30. Over 400 international pizza makers gathered to […]

Michele’s crab cakes and shrimp skewers

Michele’s crab cakes and shrimp skewers

Michele Howard Special to The Village News This recipe is inspired from a Williams-Sonoma the Best of Taste recipes, but with my twist. Do not substitute any ingredient. This is the best recipe ever as it is all crab and no filler. My company and family loved them! In addition to my own changes, I […]

Make a household favorite more healthy

Make a household favorite more healthy

FALLBROOK – Many beloved dishes might be enjoyed more often if they were only a little healthier. Author and former personal chef Michelle Dudash was once asked by a client if the she could make a healthier version of chicken parmesan. The result of that request is the following recipe for Skinny Chicken Parmesan with […]

Enjoy a pub fare favorite at home

Enjoy a pub fare favorite at home

FALLBROOK – Certain foods are more popular than others, and chicken tenders certainly fall into the “more popular” category. Few can resist chicken tenders, which make for popular pub fare and great additions to any buffet table at informal gatherings of friends and family. While many people only indulge in chicken tenders when they’re out […]