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A Big Year for Small Breweries It’s been a big year for small breweries in the Sacramento region. Nine microbreweries opened in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties in 2013, bringing the total number to 31. And another four

Posted in About Ed Murrieta

How the Pros Eat Chocolate

BY ED MURRIETA “Tasting like chocolate isn’t quite good enough,” Pierson Clair declared. Clair, the CEO of Tacoma confectioner Brown & Haley, and his wife, Sara, a food technologist, gave me a lesson in the true flavors of chocolate. Twelve

Posted in Artisan Food, Food Business People

Scent of a Brewer

What do women craft brewers want? Flavor, variety, class and less skin. BY ED MURRIETA AUSTIN, Texas — Never mind Miller, Bud and Coors’ foam-soaked fantasies. Jenny Talley is a craft brewer who doesn’t squirm when sex sells suds. “We

Posted in Food and Beer, Industry Issues

I began writing about food and restaurants as a student journalist at Sacramento City College in 1984. My work has been published in the Sacramento Business Journal, the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, the Seattle Times Magazine,  the Tacoma News Tribune, the Contra Costa Times, Wired News, and Sacramento Magazine. My work also has been broadcast on The Splendid Table radio program. I have created multimedia content for the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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