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Trendy Pisco is sweeping the Bay Area
08/28/2015 10:28 AM EDT
The 19th-century darling, Pisco, is suddenly hot once more. Bay Area mixologists weigh in on the trend — and how to make some stunning cocktails.
Grills -- not just for meats! Barbecue sides, desserts and more
08/21/2015 11:39 AM EDT - You can grill a whole lot more than steaks on that backyard barbecue. Appetizers, salads, sides and even dessert do beautifully with a little flame.
New York's Mark Bittman dishes on California produce, new Web series
08/14/2015 06:14 PM EDT - New York Times columnist and prolific cookbook author Mark Bittman is a Californian this year, teaching at UC Berkeley and working on a Web series dubbed 'California Matters.'
Four sizzling sliders serve up burger nirvana
08/04/2015 01:23 PM EDT - There are few things more wonderful than a truly great burger -- unless it's four great burgers, slider-sized so you can try them all.
Q&A: Charlie Palmer on pigs, pinot and Healdsburg faves
07/28/2015 02:28 PM EDT - King of 'progressive American' cuisine has his hand in restaurants from New York City to San Francisco, but home remains in California wine country.
Best kebabs and skewers for summer
07/24/2015 10:07 AM EDT - Skewers, kabobs and satays liven up your summer grill with dazzling flavors and easy prep work.
Great spots to sip, nosh in Livermore Valley
07/17/2015 10:36 AM EDT - Livermore's wine country has become a buzzy food destination, too. Here's just a sampling of hot spots to try, from a wine-bar/gastropub to a rolling cheese truck.
Retro ice cream floats are the ideal summer treat
07/10/2015 10:47 AM EDT - Call it a throwback to childhood or an irresistible modern day twist, ice cream floats are making a comeback.
Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket
07/03/2015 10:57 AM EDT - Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast.
Star-spangled desserts for the Fourth of July
06/26/2015 10:12 AM EDT - From patriotic paletas to a berry-strewn trifle, this quartet of Fourth of July desserts is all you need to make your celebration dazzle.
2015 VMA photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open together
Miley Cyrus led the pack for over-the-top outfits, while Taylor Swift classes up the night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.