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Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

baking and bakeries | Dec 23, 2014

Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

These light-as-a-feather chocolate soufflés contain a hidden secret at the bottom: tart, fresh raspberries. And you can make them in advance!

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up To Be

farmers and farms | Dec 23, 2014

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up To Be

Posted by NPR Food

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

A New Twist on a Steakhouse Favorite: Creamed Chard with Buttery Breadcrumbs

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 23, 2014

A New Twist on a Steakhouse Favorite: Creamed Chard with Buttery Breadcrumbs

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Swap out seasonal chard for spinach in this decadently delicious updated version of creamed spinach. Perfect alongside any roasted meats on the holiday table!

DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

christmas recipes | Dec 21, 2014

DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

Posted by Kate Williams

Pâte de Fruit candies are often served as after dinner treats at high end restaurants. But there's no reason you need to shell out big bucks for a few bites of these chewy, fruity treats. They're not much harder to make than a simple pot of jam, and the jewel toned candies make wonderful gifts. Learn how to make your own with Kate Williams.

Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 21, 2014

Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Take mashed potatoes to the next level by making a gorgeous white root vegetable mash; excellent alongside winter’s hearty stews and braises.

Bitter & Sweet: Endive-Radicchio Winter Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Almonds

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 19, 2014

Bitter & Sweet: Endive-Radicchio Winter Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Almonds

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Bold, bitter, sweet, salty and perfectly balanced this seasonal winter salad has it all. Plus it looks really pretty too.

How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

dessert and chocolate | Dec 19, 2014

How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

Posted by NPR Food

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

economy and food costs | Dec 18, 2014

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

Posted by NPR Food

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.

Happy 79th Birthday, Jacques Pépin!

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 18, 2014

Happy 79th Birthday, Jacques Pépin!

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Today is the legendary chef Jacques Pépin's 79th birthday. He just finished taping his final series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul in October and here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the taping to add to the celebration.

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