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5/21/2012

Japanese Geisha float ($5.75) Regular J-Town mall visitors know to head straight to this classic... More»

5/8/2012

Boxes of perfectly good truffles collect dust in one corner of my desk, while several single-origin chocolate bars grow stale in my drawer. I’ve been... More»

4/27/2012

This spicy, smoky drink created by Mike Pierce uses a base of juice and spices that can be made well ahead of time and refrigerated for several weeks.... More»

4/27/2012

Like a bit actor in a long-running show waiting to deliver her one line—a whisper to the gin in a martini, a quick shout at the whiskey in a Manhattan... More»

4/16/2012

Scott Brennan first started making charcuterie when he was working in the kitchen of a private country club outside of St. Louis. Members would bring in... More»

3/22/2012

IN STARTER BAKERY'S COMMERCIAL KITCHEN ON THE OAKLAND-EMERYVILLE BORDER, A BAKER'S ASSISTANT sends a 6-foot length of dough through... More»

3/14/2012

In a world where life is so busy that there isn't a minute to shop for food or cook a meal, let alone learn to cook—if this describes your reality,... More»

3/5/2012

1. Hog Island Oyster Bar More than a pound of clams in their shells dog-pile on top of skin-on potatoes, with color pops of carrots... More»

3/5/2012

Order a Dark ’n Stormy at your favorite bar, and you’ll soon be sipping a blend of Gosling’s dark rum and a fizzy hit of ginger beer (the... More»

1/18/2012

Cooking fats, like kitten heels and neon patent leather, fall in and out of fashion. Back in the 1980s, olive oil came on big and kicked butter to the side... More»

1/18/2012

But oddly enough, I find myself drinking light-bodied aperitifs at many of the city’s best restaurants.    I’ve enjoyed these... More»