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  • TLC's 'Fabulous Cakes' sweet on Chicago

    TLC's 'Fabulous Cakes' sweet on Chicago
    If you love food and Chicago (not necessarily in that order) then tune in to TLC’s “Fabulous Cakes” at 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, on the Discovery Channel to watch a trio of this town’s cake artists—Alliance Bakery’s...
  • 10 cookbooks to keep?

    10 cookbooks to keep?
    I have too many cookbooks. My four Ikea bookcases are stuffed, with books piled on top of them. More books are stacked on my coffee tables and on the floor. What am I to do? That's why a San Francisco Chronicle story by Amanda Gold called "Recipe for...
  • Lots of questions for 'Next Iron Chef'

    Lots of questions for 'Next Iron Chef'
    The Food Network's casting call for "Next Iron Chef" might have read like this: "WANTED: One chef who – with help – can crank out five top-flight dishes within an hour under stressful conditions, surrounded by cameras and judged by a group of...
  • Wall beds: Space saving DIY

    Wall beds: Space saving DIY
    When you can't move to a bigger place, save space James Bond-style and hide a bed behind a wall You need more space — now. But at the moment, a major home addition or moving to a new roomier house just isn't in the cards. The most obvious solution...
  • New website helps neighbors share stuff, be green

    New website helps neighbors share stuff, be green
    Chuck Templeton believes that the greenest thing anyone can do is not buy something. That's why Templeton, the founder of restaurant reservation website OpenTable.com, and business partner Arun Sivashankaran, 35, are launching OhSoWe.com, an online hub...
  • Culinary SOS: Savory bread pudding

    Culinary SOS: Savory bread pudding
      Dear SOS: I was recently in San Francisco and had brunch at Serpentine in an area called Dogpatch. They made the most incredible savory bread pudding — the bread was combined with summer squash, zucchini and sweet corn among other things. I don't...
  • Brisket: The versatile cut

    Brisket: The versatile cut
    "Brisket is the Zelig of the food world," says Joan Nathan, the Jewish-American cooking authority and author. "It takes on the flavor of whatever goes with it." A "mountain" of onions and a bit of tomato flavor the brisket made by Joyce Goldstein, the...
  • Stirring advice from a star chef

    Stirring advice from a star chef
    Danny Bowien, the chef/owner of Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco, has won accolades for his tiny Mission District storefront and last month was named one of San Francisco's rising-star chefs of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Not bad for a 28-...
  • Dining with strangers — on purpose

    Dining with strangers — on purpose
    By the time the grilled meat landed on the table at Maza, a North Side Lebanese restaurant, the ice among strangers at a dinner party had melted into slushy lumps. The eight people around the table were still on their best behavior, but the conversation...
  • And don't be a fraidy-cat

    And don't be a fraidy-cat
    We spoke with several veterans of dinner parties for strangers to get their etiquette tips. Here's what they had to say: Don't be fashionably late. Saya Hillman, owner of Mac 'n Cheese Productions, said it can be even more intimidating to walk into a...
  • The California Cook: Scrambled eggs: the sunny side of dinner

    The California Cook: Scrambled eggs: the sunny side of dinner
    I've always loved Robert Frost's line about home being the place where, "when you have to go there, they have to take you in." Perhaps I'm putting an overly optimistic reading on it, but the idea that even on our coldest, darkest nights, there is always a...
  • In defense of a drink at lunch

    In defense of a drink at lunch
    My friend Brett is a typical big city lawyer in many ways: a sharp dresser, an even sharper mind and plenty of expensive lunches on his firm's dime. Also like most big city lawyers, at those lunches, you won't see him tipping back anything finished with...