Creamy, crunchy: Think creme brulee on Turkey Day

Though Thanksgiving traditionally is a holiday of pies, a creamy, sweet and crunchy creme brulee — essentially a candy-coated custard — is an appealing way to shake things up.The custard for this...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

This season, you can give bottles that give back

NAPA, Calif. – Looking to blend your philanthropy with your enology? ‘Tis the season.A limited-production wine is almost always a personal endeavor, but for the Bump family their recently released...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

In the digital age, kitchen help just a tweet away

Need to talk turkey? Baffled by Brussels sprouts? Sure, you could go old school and call a 1-800 holiday helpline. But these days, cooks are finding inspiration, or salvation as the case may be,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Dishing out the sides

Side dishes can make or break the centerpiece turkey on Thanksgiving Day. But that doesn’t mean new twist on traditional recipes should be overlooked in favor of playing it safe. Here are sample...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Nothing complicated about a well-seasoned turkey

The goal here was a deliciously moist roasted Thanksgiving turkey with tons of autumnal flavor.So we started with that most classic of fall beverages – apple cider. But to get the greatest flavor...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Bird is the word

Between the kids pulling on your sleeve and the extended family pulling at your nerves, Thanksgiving is hard enough. So why make life harder by overthinking the main dish?This year, ditch the messy...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Chef Dorie Greenspan dishes on French food and flaming kitchens

A few pecans. A sprinkle of Armagnac. Why not? Dorie Greenspan thought.A bottom-rung baker in a chi-chi New York kitchen, Greenspan was bored making the same cake day after day, and decided...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Pass the salt

Salting as a deliberate act.Sounds a bit intense. And for Mark Bitterman, it is. It’s a call to action, a plan to banish bland food.“Think about salting as a deliberate act,” says Bitterman, author...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Getting kids on right nutrition path pays off in their development

Children have different nutritional requirements than adults because of their smaller body size, rapid development during growth periods and continuing development of bone, muscle and other...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Cooked or raw, tomatoes pack nutritional punch in Gazpacho

Conventional wisdom says that cooking vegetables tends to diminish their nutritional prowess. And while there is some truth to this, it isn’t always the case.Cooking tomatoes does diminish their...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Capturing time and place in cooking

To cook like the world’s best chef you might try his recipe for snails, which instructs the reader to feed them lettuce for a couple of days, put them in a pan of water and bring it to a boil,...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Pass the pie: Canned pumpkin shortage is over

PORTLAND, Ore. – Pumpkin lovers can relax: A nearly yearlong shortage of the canned stuff is over.That means an end to the hoarding, rationing and even pumpkin profiteering that have been going on...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

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