What makes dark-colored tomatoes so special? Chowhounds explain why so-called black tomatoes, ranging in color from brown to purple, are worth seeking out, especially when it's not tomato season where you live.
When mashing potatoes, what's the best ratio of butter and milk to spuds? Chowhounds weigh in, and most agree: Great mashed potatoes depend on plenty of butter.
Open since 1937, Buckeye Roadhouse is a stalwart along Highway 101 in Marin. Swoon over the classic Oysters Bingo broiled with spinach and garlic, and note that the bar booths are the ideal spot to enjoy your meal.
Paper loaf and cake pans let you conveniently travel with home-baked goods and offer an easy, sophisticated gift presentation. But do paper pans bake great cakes and breads? Find out whether paper loaf pans are a good fit for your Christmas baking.
In Southern California, a thermometer reading of 62 degrees is reason to break out a parka and get cozy with a hot bowl of soup. In November, Chowhounds went to every corner of our chilled city, slurping up everything from chowder to galbi tang. When you need some warmth, seek out whichever bowl tickles your fancy.
Dinner—or a drink—at Bix is a classy affair, and the tableside prep of beef tartare makes any occasion feel even more special. Tips from Chowhound: You can order tartare from the bar, but you won't get the tableside prep there; and you should ask for a mezzanine table if you'd like to avoid the clamorous bar on weekend nights.
Did someone cook a chicken on your pizza stone and get it soaked in grease? Or do you just leave the stone in the oven all the time, so that bubbling food occasionally spills onto it? Find out how to get a dirty pizza stone clean so that it does its job and doesn't fill your house with foul-smelling smoke.