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Four great Monterey restaurants

09/30/2014 09:21 AM 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.  

A 'Flourless' cookbook for the gluten-free set -- and everyone else
08/16/2014 01:19 AM EDT - A new cookbook by Nicole Spiridakis takes a naturally gluten-free approach to the pastry world. 

Bay Area's best al fresco restaurants
08/08/2014 02:25 PM EDT - Late summer and early fall are prime time for outdoor dining in the Bay Area, and these 12 restaurants -- which range from San Francisco's sexy Dirty Habit to the Peninsula's Menlo Grill and Berkeley's Comal -- offer some of the very best patios, terraces and al fresco fare. 

Seven recipes for the perfect summer party
07/31/2014 04:52 PM EDT - Got vegans, gluten-free and other dietary-restricted guests coming to your backyard bash? This summery menu has something for everyone. 

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AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. Full Story
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Seth Green adds 'Ninja Turtles' to his to-do list

NEW YORK (AP) — It was Seth Green's destiny to join the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" team. This actor-writer-producer-director is unrivaled for popping up all over the place. Full Story
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Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

“Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair.