Chuck Siegel, owner and chief chocolatier of Charles Chocolates, shows Bay Area Bites readers how to make their own easy and outrageously delicious chocolate truffles. Stephanie Rosenbaum tries out his technique at home.
Who doesn’t love a seasonal sangria. The way I see it, it’s just another wine pairing. Right? Since it is Christmas time, I wanted this one to not only resemble the holiday flavors but also the colors. If you ask me, it is simply beautiful.
Like a lot of Christmas revelers out there, I count A Christmas Carol as my favorite holiday story. Yet my reason for loving this Dickens tale is probably a little different than you might expect. Although I find Scrooge’s metamorphoses from Bah-humbug kill joy to jolly benefactor heartwarming, I adore his transition from gruel eater to Smoking Bishop drinker even more.
Summer is a great time for cold fizzy refreshments. And drinks made with champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine always seem the most elegant. Sangria Blanca — a Spanish sparkling wine drink infused with fruit — is just this type of libation (I love that word). And, with berries and mint, it’s really the perfect tonic […]
It may sound strange, but my love for fruity wine punches actually started when I was a kid. For generations, my mother’s Neopolitan family combined ripe peaches and red wine during the summer months. Chilled on ice, this was the standard evening refreshment for the adults as I played Marco Polo with my sister in […]