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The surprising history of Sacramento caviar

by ClaireBullen September - last edited September

Sacramento caviarWhen you think of caviar, what comes to mind? Probably gleaming tins of the finest Russian varieties, each brimming with their black gold, capable of selling for hundreds – or even thousands – per ounce. But for chefs and food lovers across the US, the focus is turning away from foreign and wild-fished stocks, as a blossoming domestic market sees caviar sourced more affordably and sustainably at home. And when it comes to the delicacy, few varieties are as in-demand as Sacramento caviar.

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Sacramento farm to forkSacramento began life as a (literal) goldmine. Shortly after the city’s founding, gold was discovered in the area in 1848, sparking a huge migration of prospectors in search of the precious metal. Now, more than a century and a half later, Sacramento’s status as a goldmine has been reaffirmed – but this time, the precious harvest is culinary rather than mineral. With such bounty to choose from, here’s how to make the most of Sacramento farm to fork.

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Visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea

by Janet September 2014 - last edited September by HelenElfer

Visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea

This seaside village on the Monterey Peninsula came to international attention back in the 1980s, when Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood was mayor. An art haven, as well as a renowned fine-dining destination, a great jumping-off point for golfers and hikers, and a wonderful, walkable place to hang your hat for a few days, here are a few of our favourite things to do when visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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Sacramento Wineries and Urban Tasting Rooms

by Janet January 2014 - last edited September by HelenElfer

Capital Tasting Rooms | Sacramento's Urban WineriesWith tens of thousands of acres of vineyards cloaking the hills and valleys around Sacramento, it’s no wonder urban wineries and tasting rooms are popping up like mushrooms all over town. Craft breweries flourish, too – and that’s great news for travellers, who can walk between downtown venues and sample locally sourced tasting menus en route.

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California Capital: A Beginner's Sacramento Guide

by Janet January 2014 - last edited September by HelenElfer

California Capital | Sacramento GuideCentrally located between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, California capital, Sacramento, is known for its mild climate, easy access to outdoor recreation and growing culinary scene. Take a look at our Sacramento guide for a taste of what you’ll find...

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Sacramento Rail Haven | Five Essential Train Journeys in CaliforniaEver since the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 with Sacramento at its western terminus, the California capital has been a major crossroads for rail travel. Take a look at our five favourite train journeys in California for a little locomotive-inspired holiday inspiration.

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