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.
Ruth Reichl, best-selling memoirist and longtime food writer, pens her first novel, loosely based on her time as the editor in chief at the now-defunct Gourmet. Is it this summer’s perfect foodie beach read, or too fluffy even for cupcake lovers? Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen tastes-tests the treat.
Can we expect more coverage of holes-in-the-wall, now that Jonathan Kauffman has joined the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food Section? Read Sarah Henry’s Q&A to find out.
Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there’s a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.
Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that’s an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.
America’s Test Kitchen knows how to make gluten-free food taste just as good as the regular stuff. They tell Fresh Air about the best packaged pasta, and the secrets of gluten-free baking.
Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthy produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for other struggling moms.
Fried Chicken from the Chef Behind the First Michelin-Starred Indian Restaurant: Suvir Saran Makes West Coast Debut
Mary Ladd talks with Chef Suvir Saran, who moved here from New York late last year and is finally preparing for his long-rumored West Coast debut. Expect on the menu: Rose Levy Beranbaum’s favorite biscuits, fried chicken, and spicy slaw.
Abraham Lincoln is known as one of America’s greatest presidents. Turns out, he was also a cook who used to join his wife in the kitchen after work. In her new culinary biography of Lincoln, a food historian walks us through his life with stories — and recipes — of what he ate, cooked and served.
Time to relax from the holiday frenzy with the perfect drink. We’ve got your post-holiday cocktail recipes covered, with a review of the new Winter Cocktails, plus great recipes from our archives and offbeat, mostly local sparklers to put the fizz in your new year.
How to match this season’s best cookbooks with the special friends and family on your gift list? Our holiday cookbook guide offers the most mouthwatering books from the Bay Area’s favorite food and wine writers. Includes recipes for Parmesan Fricos and Warm Mocha Tart.
Historian Maureen Ogle’s new book examines the rise of our modern industrial meat system by examining its roots — all the way back to Colonial America. There’s a fundamental disconnect, she argues, in our demands for both cheap, plentiful meat and an end to factory farms. Something, she says, has to give.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Bay Area Bites talks turkey with Local Butcher Shop’s Monica Rocchino, collects some tips from favorite cookbooks, and finds a great recipe for Smoked Turkey on the Grill from the newest cookbook from the wine country’s John Ash.