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.
For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just a crumbly delight. They’re taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.
Nothing’s better than homemade treats for the holidays. This Saturday, Dec 14, from 2-4pm, stop by the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons for fun and sweets for the whole family–all in support of pediatric cancer research.
A cookie in the oven almost looks like a monster coming alive. It bulges out, triples in size and then stiffens into a crisp biscuit. So how does an oven turn raw dough into a delight? A new animation explains the chemistry behind great baking so you, too, can unleash your inner mad scientist in the kitchen.
Megan Gordon is no stranger to cookies. But lately she’s been experimenting in the kitchen to come up with the perfect breakfast cookie and she may have found it: a wholesome blend of oats, bran, coconut oil, and nuts and fruits. It’s an excuse to eat a cookie in the morning, and that’s always a good thing.
Megan Gordon shares her family’s old recipe for a soft, spicy chocolate cookie you’ll never forget.
Milk-Bone dog biscuits were the only read-to-eat snack food within my reach when I was too small to reach the higher shelves. They were right there under the sink with the dishwasher detergent, ant poison, and the Drano. Given my choices, I think I made the right decision, snackwise. Don’t you?
Please don’t answer that last question.
Leslie Sbrocco is back with Bay Area Bites blogger, Stephanie Rosenbaum and Jeannie Choe, creator of the San Francisco Food Wars — a local competition where seasoned chefs and home cooks alike compete for prizes and the title of SF Food Wars champion. In the latest round…Who can make the ultimate chocolate chip cookie?