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About jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

Our Spring issue is now circulating

Our Spring issue is now circulating. The link to our enhanced digital version, which includes a scrollable format for smartphones, is HERE.

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Culinary pioneer Alice Waters to speak in Grass Valley: Her local connections

From the spring issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: ALICE WATERS HAS BEEN A CHAMPION of the farm-to-table movement for over four decades. She is a national treasure, as is her Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley. We’ve admired Waters since our … Continue reading

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George can’t seem to wash Hilary out of his hair

Here’s an excerpt from hard-right blogger George Rebane’s latest post, again targeting local progressive Hilary Hodge, who has become a real “doer” in our community. George’s “analysis” only shows his own ignorance, narrow mindedness and nastiness on multiple levels: “Revolving … Continue reading

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Polly’s Paladar: A supper club in Nevada City

From the Spring issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL CULINARY EXPERIENCES in the foothills isn’t listed in a Zagat dining guide, bookable on OpenTable.com, or even marked by a sign on the door. It is found … Continue reading

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The Bottrells’ grocery stores: “Local food from local people”

From the Spring issue of SierraFoodWineArt magazine: “LOCAL FOOD FROM LOCAL PEOPLE, since 1881” is the motto of the iconic Oakville Grocery in Napa Valley, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the oldest continually operating grocery store … Continue reading

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France’s uncertain path could decide the future of the EU

“In France’s most consequential election in recent history, voters on Sunday chose Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to go to a runoff to determine the next president, official returns showed. One is a political novice, the other a far-right … Continue reading

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The Union owes Nevada County Peeps a clarification

The errors of omission are endless! The Union couldn’t ignore Nevada County Peeps (it’s become a de facto community gathering place), so it wrote about the Facebook group with a real bias. The Union also posts “fake news.” But it … Continue reading

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