Chef Brian Jaco demonstrates his cooking at his Vacaville home. Jaco will put some of his fusion cooking on display this weekend at the 2014 Home & Garden Show, which starts Friday at 300 Chadbourne Road, next to Jelly Belly. (Ian Thompson/Daily Republic)
Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.