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.
Thy Tran’s classes in Asian cooking focus on techniques to empower her students. Besides imparting the secrets to making tasty dishes from a range of Asian cuisines, the knowledgeable chef and author includes history, culture and science.
Kyoto is known for its refined cuisine. Besides dining out, I want to take a hands-on approach to sampling its delicacies.With the help of Kyoto Free Guides to translate, I take classes in pickle, soba and sweet making and finally a five course cooking class in a home kitchen.
What are your kids doing this summer? Cooking, gardening, and farming camps for children and teens are more popular than ever. Check out our handy summer guide to where to gather eggs, pet a goat, learn from a llama, whip up a risotto, or write your own restaurant review.
Iso Rabins of forageSF is the mind behind an underground food market, wild foraging walks and scavenger hunts, plus several series of underground dinners. We dig into what’s next on his plate: a cooperative Forage Kitchen.
Raw sheep’s milk cheese made in the traditional Basque style is a rarity in Northern California. We took a tour of Barinaga Ranch to learn about the ancient process directly from the source.
Chloe Coscarelli has taken the culinary world by storm since her victory on Cupcake Wars with her vegan confections. On March 6 Chloe’s first cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen, launches with recipes ranging from sweet to savory, simple to complex, and, of course, featuring her award-winning baked goods.
Cowgirl Creamery, a forerunner of the artisanal foods movement in the Bay Area, has been producing organic cheese in West Marin for 15 years. Here is a recap of a tasting tour, some history of the creamery and information about many of the Cowgirl cheeses.
Sarah Henry has the arduous task of reporting from the field following a week’s stay at the much-loved Ranch La Puerta fitness resort and spa, which also features an organic garden and culinary school.
Eating with the hands is more than just a way to maneuver food to the mouth. It embodies cultural values including, a sensuous connection to the food, the feeling of sharing and community, practicality avoiding waste, even prolonging a delicious meal by enjoying the lingering aroma of it on the fingers. Many cultures, such as Indian, Arab and African have dined this way for thousands of years. In a video-clip, the writer receives a hands-on lesson in eating with the hands — Moroccan style.
Since the KQED Interactive team is behind a computer for most of the day tinkering in the virtual realm, it’s nice to take a break and interact with our colleagues in the real world — and there’s no better way to do that than with a gathering that’s centered around food.
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.