A revitalized Downtown, a riverfront renaissance, chic restaurants, and wine-tasting galore - this is definately not your grandfather's Napa.
BY TORIE RITCHIE
By Kaitlyn Goalen
We're always impressed with the power of extracts.
From vanilla to peppermint, the contents of those tiny bottles deliver a wallop of flavor to our favorite sweets, such as cookie dough, ice cream bases and beyond.
Shuli Madmone’s childhood memories are infused into every ounce of cardamom, coriander and cinnamon he grinds. Growing up in Israel’s Negev, he and his family “would grind spices in little quantities so we could use them within just two days, no more,” Madmone said. “People always wondered, ‘What are you doing? Why are you always doing this?’ ”
By Renee Ghert-Zand
“When it comes to Israeli cooking today, it’s not your mom’s kitchen anymore,” according to Ronit Madmone. She and her husband Shuli should know. As owners of Whole Spice, a large spice store in Northern California, a wholesale spice business and an online spice shop, the native Israeli couple keeps up on cooking trends in their homeland and around the globe. Continue reading
Oxbow Public Market - Napa, CA
Oxbow Market was established with a mind toward providing the convenience of one stop shopping with the quality, freshness, and character of a local farmers' market. For a complete list of vendor's, visit their website at: www.oxbowmarket.com. Continue reading
In design, Oxbow Public Market is a hip, gastronomical temple for tasting. In location, it’s a recreational playground, with giant outdoor decks overlooking a bend in the Napa River. Whether you call it a shopping center, a food court or a farmers’ market, it’s 40,000 square feet of stores and restaurants devoted to all things culinary.Food and wine are both education and entertainment, where tables fill the center of the giant complex, most vendors offer tastes of their wares, and shopping feels like a treasure hunt.Steve Carlin, founder and CEO of Oxbow, sees it as “The evolution of the farmers’ market. It’s not a grocery store but it has a lot of amenities that a grocery store has. You can use credit cards. There’s adequate parking. It’s kind of a hybrid.” Continue reading