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A Napa Valley winery tasting room that's like no other. Enjoy a sip, glass or bottle in a most eclectic setting.
A tale of two empanadas -- Argentinian and Puerto Rican.
Riesling and a touch of heavy cream make this one luscious chicken stew.
Leave it to Thomas Keller to come up with the world's most expensive cake mix.
Mark Bittman's quick and easy Asian salad
Greek moussaka made easier and lighter tasting. From Sara Moulton's fab new cookbook.
Sara Moulton talks about life after Gourmet magazine and how she found out the dreaded news that the beloved magazine would be folding.
Sensational macarons and imported candies of every imagination await at this sweet store.
A little dab of sweet potato dusted with matcha ends a lovely meal at this unique Japanese restaurant.
Asian pork spareribs worth gnawing on.
How I gave $1 million to this recipe for mini cookie ice cream cups.
Luscious pork belly -- cooked sous vide, then served with wonderful farro risotto.
San Francisco Bay Area restaurants celebrate spring with lamb and asparagus. One featured dish is roasted leg of lamb.
A wine-tasting in the Napa Valley like no other -- complete with gourmet smoked salmon-chevre canapes and other gourmet eats.
Would you believe you can turn Pillsbury refrigerated biscuit dough into pillowy, steamed Chinese buns? You can!
Blondies with the irresistible combination of maple syrup, rum, butterscotch chips and cocoa nibs. Bet you can't have just one.
Celebrate Pi Day with a slice of Key Lime pie.
My love affair with Chinese pork buns.
Celebrate asparagus, strawberries and other bountiful pleasures of spring at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
Peet's introduces its first new coffee blend in years. Who wants to try some?
It took awhile, but it was worth it -- making all 50 pork buns by hand using David Chang's "Momofuku'' recipe.
Creamy clam chowder in a crusty sourdough bowl. Perfect for -- what else -- National Clam Chowder Day.
My ode to jarred black bean sauce. Yes, the stuff in the jar. Use it on pork, shiitakes and Brussels sprouts for this amazingly easy dish.
A Hmong dish of tomatoes, chicken and oyster sauce demonstrates just how something so very simple can taste so spectacular.
It's time for Dungeness Crab Fest in the Bay Area with dishes such as crispy crab tacos.
An updated, healthier version of the classic Chinese sweet & sour pork -- this one done on the grill. My first Coastal Living Magazine published recipe.
Braised crispy chicken with lemon, fennel and olives -- from Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home.''
Boldly flavored and ever so versatile, these spreads are loaded with flaxseed, making them good for you, too.
Satisfying muffins made with an heirloom apple that's widely available in stores now for the first time.
A gnarly looking fruit with the most intoxicating fragrance.
These warm, crispy potato chips were made in the microwave. Seriously!
The easiest, tastiest bowl of soup noodles ever that brings back so many wonderful childhood memories for me.
Chocolate in tortilla chips?? You bet!
Martini Madness invades Sonoma.