Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.
Tag: new year’s eve
Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year’s Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don’t fret: Science offers some guidance.
Throwing a New Year’s Eve cocktail party takes gumption, and a slew of terrific appetizers (and cocktail recipes). But don’t let the idea of throwing a NYE party intimidate you! Use this collection of tasty, fully-tested recipes and make all other parties pale in comparison.
Salty, tangy, sweet, vinegary, crunchy, and juicy: these chicken wings are the bomb!
It’s Dungeness crab season and this is one crave-worthy way to make a little bit of sweet crabmeat feed a crowd.
Pressed for time and need a quick and easy appetizer for a bunch of last-minute guests? This simple recipe will save you!
Sweet, lemony pea-flecked pancakes are the perfect foundation for salty smoked salmon and tangy crème fraiche. Serve these at your next party and everyone will thank you.
Serve these savory little nuggets of mac and cheese—embellished with earthy mushrooms and nutty gruyere—at your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed (except by how quickly they disappear).
Search for “Champagne, bubbles and drunk,” and you’ll get headlines like “Why Bubbles Make You More Giggly.” But when we took a close look at the science supporting the urban legend, we weren’t impressed. The effect doesn’t happen to everyone, and when it does, it’s just temporary.
Some early Europeans toasted to profess their love to young women, while others lifted their arms to honor their kings. Toasting, which dates back to ancient times, is a ritual shrouded in urban legends. But one historian says some of the tall tales are actually true.
Happy New Year! Here are two culinary experts sharing radically different approaches to opening a bottle of champagne. Both techniques are excellent skills to cultivate and can be used depending on the mood of the party.
If you’re purchasing a sparkling wine this holiday season, it’s easy to keep it local. After all, some of the finest American choices are produced in our own backyard. Following is a list of my top-ten local sparkling wine choices. Half of these wineries are set in Carneros, an area that covers parts of both Sonoma and Napa Valley that is perfectly suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape growing (the two varietals most commonly used for sparkling wines). The other half are located in other parts of Napa and the Anderson Valleys.
The autumn harvest is here, brilliant with salads laced with pomegranates and red Starkrimson pears, poached quinces, shredded Brussels sprouts sauteed with pancetta. And chestnuts, lovely, shiny brown chestnuts, here roasted and pureed into a rich and elegant soup, perfect for starting any holiday meal.