Rich and decadent doesn’t have to mean hours sweating over the stove, or a huge dent in your wallet. Make these succulent braised short ribs the centerpiece of your Christmas dinner, and you won’t be disappointed.
Whether you want fancy or no-frills, the East Bay’s got a doughnut for you. Here’s five of my favorite places where I get my fried dough fix.
Time for a last summer fling. Head north to find the doughnut shop of your dreams, a small-town farmers’ market with grilled cheese and barbecued oysters, and the best bench-and-pizza combo by the Bay.
Elaine Wu travels to Atlanta and gets a taste of some good Southern food, fine hospitality, and even has a chat with a Top Chef Master.
San Francisco is a brunch town through and through. And I’m always down for a nice eggs benedict or a stack of blueberry pancakes. But everyday can’t be Sunday. Most of us have day jobs and can’t lounge around cafes late into the afternoon hours. So here are a few of my favorite spots for quick, creative, inspiring breakfasts around the city.
I’ve currently got Paris on the brain. I’m about to invade that city for a week of eating and drinking and wandering and thinking.
So, naturally, the first thing to pop into my head for today’s post was, “I should do something German.”
Because that’s how my mind works.
Two weeks of camping has a way of simplifying one’s needs. Or, at least, it should. I must admit that I was rather taken with a supply run at REI’s flagship store in Seattle. Amazing what we can schlep along with us as essential gear, but gone are the days — thank goodness! — of […]
I lined up plates in the order they appeared on the menu. This trick helps cooks plate food with speed and efficiency during a busy service. Last week many of you participated in having a bit of fun with your food. You played The Plated Dessert Menu Game! Although it began as a lark, I […]
One of the first cookbooks in my collection is also one of my favorites: Polish Heritage Cookery. I came across this heavy tome at a quirky bookstore that once lived on Polk Street, before a fire ravaged the floors above and water rained down upon its randomly, precariously stacked books. The store’s hours were irregular, […]
First of all, it’s doughnut not donut. Let’s give this pastry the respect it deserves. I suppose Mr. Doughnut is a bit much– this treat is far too familiar to most of us for such formality. By familiar, I mean taken for granted. We’ve invited doughnuts into our homes often enough and spent endless hours […]