Hard cider from the Normandy region in France pairs well with food and adds a celebratory note to many occasions. Where can you find it in the Bay Area? Try Arlequin in Hayes Valley or Berkeley Bowl for bottles to take home, or cider bar Upcider on Polk for a comparative selection of sips.
Hot Red Bus sells British Indian eats in Alhambra, and the fish steals the show with its light and crispy batter and juiciness. Top your chips with lamb-and-beef doner, and sample the onion bhajis (or fritters) while you’re there.
Conventional wisdom has it that high heat is the key to a great steak. When it comes to cooking rib-eyes and other thick-cut steaks, however, another school of thought holds that moderate-heat techniques developed by star chefs Alain Ducasse and Heston Blumenthal yield superior results.
What's the best wine bottle opener that's durable and easy to use? Find out what Chowhounds like about rabbit-style corkscrews and simpler waiter corkscrews, and how to snag a deal on the best device for accessing your wine.
In the refurbished Seventh and Figueroa complex sits Oleego, a fast-casual Korean eatery created by Jenee Kim of Parks BBQ. Don’t let the food-court setting or the build-your-own-bowl concept keep you from visiting. Protein options, which include dduck galbi (sometimes spelled dduk galbi), spicy pork bulgogi, and shrimp, are tender and flavorful—no surprise with Kim behind the business.
While crêpes may seem delicate and fussy to cook, there's no reason to be intimidated, according to Chowhounds, who say the learning curve isn't very steep. Check out the pans, recipes, and cooking techniques they recommend for stress-free crêpes.
Sous-vide cooking—sealing food up in plastic and cooking it in a hot water bath—isn't just for haute cuisine. Have fun with sous-vide cooking in your home kitchen. Learn why vacuum-sealing your bags is not required, and find out what sous vide can do for tough-but-flavorful cuts of meat.
After being damaged in a fire earlier this year, Cortina’s Italian Market in Anaheim is back and better than ever. Artisan meats, quality cheeses, and fresh baked goods fill the market, plus wines and other imported goodies. Grab a number as soon as you arrive—the market has instituted a new ticket system to help organize crowds of hungry customers.