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Seven recipes for the perfect summer party

07/29/2014 01:53 PM EDT
Got vegans, gluten-free and other dietary-restricted guests coming to your backyard bash? This summery menu has something for everyone. 
Outside Lands' food scene: Where to sip and nosh
07/30/2014 03:06 PM EDT - Kanye West? Sure. Arctic Monkeys? Of course. The music part is easy. The bigger question is where to sip and nosh at Outside Lands' gigantic food fest. 

Roast bear? No? How about Gold Rush chili and drop biscuits?
07/24/2014 03:42 PM EDT - Dried hardtack, anyone? We thought not. But the dubious cooking of the Gold Rush era has inspired the sourdough loaves and spicy chilis we enjoy today. 

Taste-Off: Tastiest chicken wings -- and the ickiest
07/24/2014 03:46 PM EDT - Is there anyone who doesn't love chicken wings? Here's the scoop on the best -- and nastiest -- offerings from the freezer case. 

A tapas party for summer
07/13/2014 08:52 PM EDT - Tapas, sangria and pintxos makes for a winning summer party theme 

Take some relish in pickled goodies
07/07/2014 08:03 PM EDT - Move over, sweet pickle relish. It's time for kimchee, kraut and chutney. Bay Area chefs like Preeti Mistry of Oakland's Juhu Beach Club and food purveyors like Kathryn Lukas of Santa Cruz's Farmhouse Culture are celebrating bold, ethnic relishes by infusing time-honored pickling traditions with California flair that inspires bright side dishes, meat toppers and straight-from-the-jar snacks.  

DIY granola bars and other trail food
07/03/2014 02:13 PM EDT - Hitting the trail? Tote some granola bars and trail mix you make yourself. 

Seven summery salads for the Fourth of July
06/24/2014 08:08 PM EDT - Throwing a Fourth of July bash? Here are seven flavorful sides to serve with the grilled chicken and burgers. 

Potluck ice cream social is perfect summer party
06/17/2014 05:46 PM EDT - Gather your friends and neighbors for an irresistible party featuring sundaes, splits and ice cream sandwiches. 

Tacolicious and the soul of summer eating
06/09/2014 05:42 PM EDT - Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave are the power couple behind Tacolicious, a San Francisco and Palo Alto restaurant celebrating the very best of Mexican cuisine. With a cookbook due out in September and salsas now available at Williams-Sonoma, we talk to the owners about their philosophy and Californians' enduring love of the taco. 

Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop. Full Story
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Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D. Full Story