What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
Archive for October, 2012
Restaurants reviewed for final episode of Season 7: Roti Indian Bistro (Burlingame), Chop Bar (Oakland), Park Tavern (San Francisco). This special episode included guests: Andrea Kissack, Senior Science Editor at KQED; Raj Mathai, News Anchor; and Thuy Vu, Journalist / Program Host. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Pinot Envy.
Looking for spooky inspiration for your Halloween table? Enjoy our holiday round-up of all things pumpkin-y and Halloween-y. They’re scarily delicious!
Nothing quite embodies the spirit of Halloween like the Jack-o’-Lantern does. Creepy or funny, creative or classic, the carved gourd is more than just simple holiday decor. It’s also a symbol of fall harvest and that winter will soon be amongst us. But did you know, the pumpkin was not the original carved vegetable for this time of year–it was the turnip!
Are you feeling sad that the local pepper season is drawing to a close? Don’t be. The owners of Emmy’s Pickles and Jams, Jarred SF Brine and Paulie’s Pickling show how a little vinegar, salt and aromatics will let you enjoy those late-season jalapenos and serranos well into the winter.
The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean
Celebrate the release of The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean by Bay Area Bites contributor Maria Finn at this Sunday’s Picnic in the Presidio.
These tiny little cabbages are not only visually fun but they can be so amazingly good. If done right, they have an earthy, bright and just slightly bitter flavor to them that reminds me of some of my favorite beers.
San Francisco restaurants reviewed: Bella Trattoria (Southern Italian cuisine), Outerlands (Northern CA cuisine), Greens Restaurant (Vegetarian cuisine). Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Port.
Mary Ladd interviews Iron Chef Jose Garces, who is visiting San Francisco to promote his latest book, “Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru.” He recently won a trophy at the Arizona Taco Fest and shares where he will eat while in town, and who is his culinary mentor.
Mary Ladd interviews Chef Mourad Lahlou, who recently accepted a position as a culinary diplomat in a program pioneered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Lahlou details his favorite dining spots as well as what the local culinary “brain drain” is.
Decorate sugar skulls with icing, sequins and feathers or learn to make bone-shaped Pan de Muerto bread for the upcoming Day of the Dead festivities in the Bay Area.
The tenth episode of the season features these restaurants: Loló Restaurant (San Francisco), Salute E Vita Ristorante (Richmond) and Le Garage (Sausalito). Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Fortified Wines.