Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
It’s the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that’s as good as much pricier models.
There’s been lots of debate about whether tiny amounts of the chemical have the potential to cause health problems. A new FDA study supports a previous conclusion that the chemical is safe for people.
Coming soon to a kitchen near you: appliances that talk to each other, suggest recipes based on food at hand and know when to run and when to pause to let the electric car charge up.
In NPR’s new community cooking series, share your strange and surplus foods with each other — and more importantly: Get and give advice!
Bay Area native Steve Sando will soon open a shop in the Ferry Building for Rancho Gordo, his “New World” heirloom bean company.
It’s officially the first day of spring, and for me, that means it’s time for my usual round of spring cleaning in the kitchen. I’ll usually take a weekend afternoon and spend a couple of hours digging through our drawers and cupboards to see what needs to get sold, donated to charity or given away.
At an event to mark The Year of the Dragon, Grace Young, prize winning cookbook author and wok missionary, explains why 2000 years of cooking in a real wok is the soul of Chinese cuisine.
Moving northwards to find the best farmers’ market gifts in the North Bay, at the Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center markets.
Berkeley’s Nordic House offers Danes, Swedes and Norwegians many tastes of home. Holiday foods hold a special place in Scandinavian hearts and Nordic House carries glogg, aeblskiver and rice pudding mixes plus Swedish brined hams, Norwegian pork ribs and Danish pork with crispy skin.
Who doesn’t feel the need to spruce up things at home when the new year rolls around? Naturally, post-holiday revelry, the kitchen needed some attention. But all this clearing and culling can leave some holes in your kitchen arsenal. Here are some ways to fill in the gaps.