We hope you have an appetite when you begin to read this, our Food & Wine issue! After all, food is not only nourishing and delicious, but it also brings people together—whether for a special anniversary dinner, a much-needed lunch break with coworkers, a friend’s birthday party or even a casual weeknight meal with family.

While the fall weather still allows, you’ll really score some points with the kids with our “S’more to Love” recipes!  Then read on for fun ideas to host a dinner-and-a-movie night, and get inspired to create your own menus based on a favorite film. Check out the Panna Cotta recipe from an Oregon author who uses ingredients to promote health and wellness.

And if you feel like getting out of town, take the short drive to Maragas Winery for not only their fine wine, but fun events for the entire family including next month’s Barrel-Tasting Weekend.

Whether your tastes run sweet or spicy, enjoy the beautiful fall in Central Oregon and the bounty of experiences our community has to offer!

Visit us online at BendLifestylePubs.com and Facebook.com/Bend-Lifestyle.



Jane Rial, Publisher