Forget whole grain, naturally sweetened cookies. For holiday gift-giving, nothing beats old-fashioned, sugar-filled treats, like this trio of Southern-style confections from Kate Williams.
This crostini topped with jammy mashed up figs, salty prosciutto, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze — inspired by Locanda — is simple, sublime, and perfect party food.
The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?
This baked French toast is stuffed with summer peaches and generously finished with a streusel crumb topping. You’ll be the hero of any brunch gathering with this make-ahead, decadent, peachy keen dish.
In The New Persian Kitchen Louisa Shafia draws on her Iranian heritage to create modern flavors with Old World charm. Shafia talks dried limes and sumac with BAB’s Sarah Henry.
Just in time for peach season, farmer-memoirist David Mas Masumoto and family come out with The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm, with a recipe for chilled Peach Gazpacho.
Lamb is fantastic on the grill, so this Fourth of July, try some lamb burgers jazzed up with cilantro, scallions, and an unexpected hit of fresh ginger, dolloped with cool herbed yogurt. For vegetarians, there’s a smoky spread of grilled eggplant and tahini, scooped into grilled pita and topped with crunchy carrot-mint salad.
Not sure what to serve this Fourth of July? Think oysters. We talked to resident oyster expert Kevin Sancimino from Swan Oyster Depot. He gave us his picks on the best oysters to barbecue this holiday weekend.
It’s not easy to set up a tandoor oven in the backyard. But chef and writer Madhur Jaffrey says cooking at high heat does something magical to meat, which makes it worthwhile to adapt her tandoor recipes for gas or charcoal grills.
The Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, but there’s an art to grilling these tentacled sea creatures. An octopus has to be dried in the sun for at least a day first. Otherwise, the flesh just steams and turns into “a rubbery mass.”
Wild salmon season’s in full swing. Through CUESA and Urban Kitchen SF, Stephanie Rosenbaum learns from chef Neil Davidson and fishing expert Maria Finn how to fillet, cure, can, and smoke whole salmon and black cod.
Apricots are the finest of summer’s fruits, with dense, juicy flesh and delicate, velvety skins. That’s why it is so disheartening when you bite into one, only to find it is mealy and flavorless. To find the best ones, head to your local farmers market.
Too many zucchini? Get the jump on summer’s abundance with this recipe for tasty Herbed Zucchini Fritters with Stone Fruit Salsa.