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.
Chef Jacques Pépin demonstrates how to make haddock steaks in rice paper with a shallot and soy sauce. This video clip is a web-exclusive that was taped during the filming of Jacques’ series Essential Pépin.
Want to learn to whip up a fiery Ethiopian stew, sublime Italian greens, lively Russian piroshki or zesty Malaysian noodles? A cornucopia of ethnic cooking classes are waiting for you in kitchens sprinkled all over the Bay Area. Here’s a round-up of ten local ethnic cooking classes rich with flavor and tradition.
New UC Berkeley class explores food politics with some of the food movement’s biggest names. The popular class is open to the general public.
Paris-based Theresa Murphy of La Cucina Di Terresa brings her cooking from the soil culinary class series–a celebration of seasonal vegetables–back to the Bay Area.
Secrets of a cooking demonstrator revealed! Cookbook author Stephanie Rosenbaum discusses tips and tricks for cooking in public, with a recipe for Apricot-Lemon Scones.
Megan Gordon reviews Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary Kings of Pastry.
The Good Food Awards honor food artisans who demonstrate high standards in taste and sustainability and kicks off a month-long series of events showcasing sustainable food producers.
Get inspired to eat well, cook better, and give back to your communities with our New Year’s guide to foodie resolutions.
Food, glorious, food. It’s that time of year people: Bay Area Bites brings you the best in food news for 2010.
In this two-part package, we look at the national trends and topics that sizzled over the past 12 months and serve up some local flavor on the side.
Feel free to weigh in with your own edible highlights from the year that was.