In this episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, explains the culture of the Ti Punch from Martinique. If you order it on the Caribbean island, you might actually be in charge of making your cocktail yourself!
Put Extra Candy Canes to Good Use
Candy canes mark the run-up to Christmas, and by the end of the season you're bound to have more than you know what to do with. David Pistrang of CHOW.com shows you five great ways to use them up, including Candy Cane Simple Syrup and Candy Cane Vodka. You may actually find yourself heading back to the store to buy more.
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket
A spice rub with paprika, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, cayenne, and garlic, and a smoky-sweet barbecue sauce with chipotle chiles lend mouth-watering layers of flavor to beef brisket, which gets incredibly tender after 10 hours in the slow cooker. Slice or shred the brisket and serve on good, sturdy bread for the ultimate BBQ sandwich, or make a combo plate with meat, slaw, baked beans, potato salad, or other classic BBQ sides.
Have you ever thrown a cocktail? Not at someone. FOR someone. Throwing a cocktail is another way to mix a cocktail for your guests by “throwing” the ingredients back and forth from mixing glass to tin. Charlotte Voisey demonstrates this technique while making her Unusual Negroni cocktail.
Easy Pie Crust
Homemade pie crust really elevates your desserts (and savory tarts and quiches too), and isn't as hard as you might think, especially if you use a food processor to make the dough. Even if you don't roll it out exactly evenly or press it in to your pie plate perfectly, the buttery taste and flaky texture will more than make up for any cosmetic imperfections. Give this easy pie crust recipe a try next time you bake -- and if you want to use it for a savory dish, just leave out the sugar in the recipe.
A Menu Worthy of Returning to Twin Peaks
In anticipation of the return of Twin Peaks, we look back at the best food moments from the cult classic.