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.
This classic should be in every Southern woman's repertoire. A moist, delicious Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake pleases crowds of all ages, and is the perfect dessert to bring to a neighbor, to a potluck, or to a summer party.