Pat McConahay discovers gold in the Sierra foothills. It's the town of
Columbia, dubbed the "Gem of the Southern Mines" more than a
hundred years ago. She shows us that the town and its major hotel haven't
lost their historic flavor.
What do you get when you mix flour, sugar, butter,
and milk with fresh California fruits and nuts? The answer: a tasty treat
that's changing the way people feel about scones.
Bernardus We're coming to you from the Bernardus Lodge in Carmel
Valley one of the finest inns on the central coast, where a luxurious
spa and working vineyard combine to create a delightful destination for
body and soul. In many ways Bernardus is a microcosm of the modern day
Monterrey Peninsula where agriculture and tourism thrive in splendid harmony.
As you know we often bring you unusual stories from our generous land,
and the often unusual, extraordinary people who put food on our table.
Our menu today, not surprisingly, has some unusual features. First, Pat
McConahay is off to a coastal retreat in Monteceito with a historic celebrity
Howard Creek Ranch in Mendocino County is a working farm that doubles
as a bed and breakfast. And Pat says it's the perfect place to get lost
on a romantic weekend.
Just outside Bakersfield you'll find it, a place called Arvin Federal
Government Camp. It's this camp that became known as "Weedpatch Camp"
in John Steinbeck's famous novel the The Grapes of Wrath. Join Tim Robinson
as he takes us to the camp to meet some of the survivors of one of the
hardest times in U.S. history.
Pat traveled to San Diego County to profile a winery that, along with
its award-winning vintages, is also winning over customers with its bread
and cheese. It's the fancy version of a full meal deal.