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Say hello to BelloCello

The HelloCello elves who launched the luscious Limoncello di Sonoma have been busy in their experimental lab,  dreaming up a new Wine Country spirit  to perk up the holidays. This weekend,  you can say hello to BelloCello, an orange-flavored, artisanal brandy infused with Damiana flowers. Of course, all the ingredients are certified organic, including the grapes, sweet oranges and agave sweetener. This afternoon, Dec. 17,  you can meet the makers – Fred and Amy Groth – at Sonoma Market from… Read More »

Italian cookbook author at Bram

Berkeley chef and author Jessica Theroux spent a year in Italy, cooking and talking with a dozen Italian grandmothers and taking photographs of the countryside, the food and the people. The author will sign copies of her memoir/cookbook, “Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12,  at Bram in Sonoma. The cookware store, which carries handmade clay pots from around the world, is located on the west side of… Read More »