The holidays mean it's time for bubbly. Let Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) educator Vanessa Price teach you how to open a bottle properly and safely: without hurting somebody, or ruining that spark.
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco gives a history lesson on the Fern Bar era of cocktails: the 1970s and '80s. While explaining why sweet, slushy drinks were such a hit at the time, he demos a classic Fern Bar cocktail, the Harvey Wallbanger.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.