• White roses and thorns (YDR opinion) - 10/31/2014 12:26 PM EDT
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    Four spectacular Thanksgiving pies

    10/27/2014 05:21 PM EDT
    PieTisserie's Jaynelle St. Jean and baking guru Rose Levy Beranbaum have got your Thanksgiving dessert covered. Chocolate-pumpkin tart, anyone? Or how about a pomegranate chiffon pie?  
    Two forks: Arroyo Grande's Ember and Comfort Market
    10/17/2014 10:59 AM EDT - Arroyo Grande got a hefty dose of farm-to-fork fare last spring with the launch of two new bistros, including one helmed by a Chez Panisse alum.  

    4 glorious pumpkin breads and cakes
    10/10/2014 03:47 PM EDT - Autumn is upon us and suddenly pumpkins are everywhere. Here are four delicious riffs on the pumpkin bread theme. 

    Four great Monterey restaurants
    10/02/2014 03:13 PM EDT - From Pacific Grove's chic Jeninni's to Cannery Row's newest bistro, this quartet of dining possibilities offers something for everyone. 

    Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train with chef Kelly Macdonald
    09/23/2014 08:04 PM EDT - All aboard, wine-loving gourmets! Chef Kelly Macdonald dishes on what it's like to cook creative, seasonal gourmet fare in the narrow confines of the Napa Valley Wine Train's rolling galley. 

    Four great Santa Cruz restaurants
    09/18/2014 02:43 PM EDT - Santa Cruz is rapidly turning into a dining destination, thanks in large part to the team behind Penny Creamery, Assembly and the Picnic Basket.  

    Wine country getaway: Four stellar Amador restaurants
    09/11/2014 06:12 PM EDT - When it comes to wine country dining, these four restaurants -- Plymouth's Taste, Volcano's Union, Jackson's Stanley's Steakhouse and Sutter Creek's Hotel Sutter -- are guaranteed to delight. 

    Tasty tagines spice up dinner time
    09/02/2014 12:20 PM EDT - Easy Moroccan dishes add color and flavor to the concept of stew. 

    Five great breakfast ideas for back-to-school school mornings
    08/29/2014 11:14 AM EDT - School days usually translate to slapdash breakfasts. But these five breakfast dishes -- acai berry bowls, bento boxes, a Spanish tortilla and more -- will liven up the breakfast table and provide hearty, delicious fare. 

    Former Chez Panisse chef pens 'French Roots' cookbook
    08/21/2014 04:12 PM EDT - Jean-Pierre Moullé and his wife Denise have written a memoir and cookbook that traces their transcontinental culinary life, from Berkeley and Sonoma to Bordeaux.  

    (Tina Fineberg/AP)
    Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Full Story
    (Carrie Antlfinger/AP)
    Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it. Full Story