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.
A roasted beef tenderloin with velvety, savory-sweet sauce is a thing of beauty. Find out how to cook it to perfection for your next gathering.
Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they’re basically just savory cookies — something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.
Forget about the canned-shaped cranberry gel that graced your childhood table, this tart-sweet compote is not only amazingly delicious, it’s amazingly simple to throw together at the last minute.
Making homemade Thai curry paste is simple once you’ve sourced your ingredients, and it adds great depth to quick weeknight dinners. Kate Williams will show you how to find the right ingredients and then make the most of them.
The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn’t you pack your burgers too tight? Two America’s Test Kitchen editors explain.
Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”
In Search of a Perfect Loaf is not a cookbook, although it does contain a handful of recipes. It’s first and foremost a tale of one man’s journey, both personal and investigative, into figuring out what goes into creating a really good loaf of bread. Lucky for us, he happily shares his discoveries and tells a good tale along the way.
Homemade ice cream cones and sprinkles are fun enough to transport even Outer Sunset dwellers to a place with fog-free summers. Kate Williams will show you how.
The often-frustrating search for drips-down-your-chin stone fruit need go no further than Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill. The proprietor explains why so much fruit today is disappointing and how to identify the tastiest stone fruit.
Honeybees play a critical role in our food system, pollinating a third of the crops we eat, including tree nuts, stone fruit, and many other fruits and vegetables. By harvesting their honey, we also get to enjoy the sweet products of their nectar-gathering labor. CUESA has collected some delicious tidbits to help you sweet talk like a honey connoisseur.
Making your own burger buns is much easier than you might think, just start the dough in the morning and by midday your whole house will smell like fresh, buttery bread.