Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.
Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook author, editor, food writer, producer, project manager, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has over 16 years of experience in book and online publishing, and a lifetime of experience in the kitchen.
Her first cookbook, Home Baked Comfort, was published in 2011; her second cookbook, Baby & Toddler On the Go, was published in April 2013; and her third cookbook, Williams-Sonoma Dessert of the Day, was published in October 2013.
She was the first blogger on KQED’s Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005, and previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their toddler, whom she cooks for everyday. Find out more at http://www.kimlaidlaw.com.
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Looking for amazing snacks for the Super Bowl? Rock your party with these indulgent classics (which all go really well with beer!). From smoky-spicy chicken wings and slow-cooker BBQ pulled pork tacos to Tex-Mex chile con queso and over-the-top steak fajita nachos, you can’t lose with these recipes.
Crisp-skinned chicken wings are bathed in a vibrant, spicy sauce that’s been highlighted by smoky chipotle chiles. The perfect pair to your ice-cold beer during The Big Game!
Piled high with tender marinated steak, black beans, and lashings of gooey chile con queso, these nachos will be the star of your Super Bowl party.
Rich and gooey, this molten cheese dip is studded with tomatoes, chiles, and onions and just waiting for you to plunge your tortilla chip into it.
Here’s a mash-up you won’t want to pass up: Meltingly tender pulled pork with BBQ sauce, stuffed into a warm tortilla, and topped with pickled onions and jalapenos and cooling queso fresco.
Throwing a New Year’s Eve cocktail party takes gumption, and a slew of terrific appetizers (and cocktail recipes). But don’t let the idea of throwing a NYE party intimidate you! Use this collection of tasty, fully-tested recipes and make all other parties pale in comparison.
Just imagine biting into a mini chocolate cream puff oozing with deep, dark chocolate pudding and then run, don’t walk, to your kitchen to make these decadent treats.
Salty, tangy, sweet, vinegary, crunchy, and juicy: these chicken wings are the bomb!
It’s Dungeness crab season and this is one crave-worthy way to make a little bit of sweet crabmeat feed a crowd.
Pressed for time and need a quick and easy appetizer for a bunch of last-minute guests? This simple recipe will save you!
Sweet, lemony pea-flecked pancakes are the perfect foundation for salty smoked salmon and tangy crème fraiche. Serve these at your next party and everyone will thank you.
Serve these savory little nuggets of mac and cheese—embellished with earthy mushrooms and nutty gruyere—at your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed (except by how quickly they disappear).
Who doesn’t love a bit of decadence for the holidays? And this feast brings it. Inspired by a steakhouse, this menu takes it a notch above that will leave your friends and family in awe.
These light-as-a-feather chocolate soufflés contain a hidden secret at the bottom: tart, fresh raspberries. And you can make them in advance!