Recipes

Recipes

Make cauliflower and broccoli more compelling

Vegetables go in and out of style. These days, the darlings of the vegetable set tend to be cruciferous. Cauliflower is simply adored, and broccoli, a close relative, is nearly as well loved. Kale is still in vogue, as is broccolini, a hybrid cross of gai-lan and broccoli. All have a certain humble, cabbagey, shabby-chic aspect.

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Lucky chefs enjoy a quick yakisoba

In China and Japan on New Year’s Day, long noodles are considered a lucky food because they symbolize long life. This spicy-sweet yakisoba recipe from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is Japanese street food at its best — quick, easy and incredibly flavorful.

Food & Drink

What’s trending in the food world for 2017?

Restless foodies, home cooks and industry professionals are eagerly waiting for the doors to open on the virtual smorgasbord of new food and drink trends for 2017. With various motives, they’re eager to join the rush to the Next Big Things, as decreed by a combo of consumer interest and savvy marketing. Which came first – the Korean fried chicken or the baked egg? Regardless, selfies will be rampant.

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This simple salad will see you through winter

This, to me, is the ideal winter salad. It offers a light, crisp counterpoint to just about anything you might be stewing or roasting, but also the depth of flavor to stand up to those hearty dishes, and seasonal notes that feel right on a chilly night. It’s simple to make, which is why it is a weeknight staple in my home this time of year.

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A grandfather’s coconut pie

Coconut pie was one of my maternal grandfather’s signature desserts. He would normally prepare them on a Saturday afternoon so they would be ready for Sunday dinner.

Food & Drink

From Ireland, via Frisco, with love

With the winter party season at its peak, winter warmers are likely being poured in taverns everywhere as you read this. One of my favorites involves strong coffee, a touch of cream and a kiss of quality Irish whiskey.

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Soup is creamy, without the cream

If there’s a walking, talking advertisement for the power of food to provide energy, it’s got to be Tess Masters. The actor, cook and author behind the popular Blender Girl blog (and cookbook of the same name) is a whirlwind of positivity, words and ideas.

Recipes

Holiday finger food that won’t pop a button; recipe

The holidays may be peak season for elaborate, tradition-steeped dishes, but they are also a time when most of us feel overwhelmed and could use something fast and fabulous to take the edge off the stress of entertaining. This finger food answers that call beautifully, and it’s healthful, to boot.

Videos

How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills

Harold Arimoto of MAC Knives offers pointers for improving your knife skills - how to cleanly slice a tomato, peel a cucumber and cut an onion without crying.
Blair Anthony Robertson The Sacramento Bee
How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills 6:57

How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills

A taste of Bosnian culture: Make phyllo dough from scratch (really, you can) 2:20

A taste of Bosnian culture: Make phyllo dough from scratch (really, you can)

Longdrop Cider president Chris Blanchard talks about the three-bars-in-one-building concept 1:07

Longdrop Cider president Chris Blanchard talks about the three-bars-in-one-building concept

Idaho students on their way to D.C. for presidential inauguration 1:48

Idaho students on their way to D.C. for presidential inauguration