Sacramento Valley in Amador County, California, is part of the larger region known as Central Valley. This region produces nearly a quarter of the country's food, with 40% of America's fruits, nuts and other staples stemming from there. Seeing as how the Sacramento Valley was discovered by Spanish explorers back in the 1500s, it should come as no surprise that the region is known for its traditional Spanish dishes featuring rice, grapes, olives, and other crops native to the region. Pair a paella with a Bordeaux wine or enjoy a fine Italian penne pasta smothered in a basil pesto sauce paired with Chardonnay. For those whose tastes are a bit more home-style, there's also plenty of traditional American burgers topped with fresh vegetables.