A friend is moving to New York to study "Classic Pastry Arts" at the French Culinary Institute. If you wanted to "wow" a future pastry chef, where would you take her for dinner? And to which desserts would you give highest marks? Thanks!!!
Ashley Boyd's current obsession? Tres leches cake made with quintessentially Southern ingredients like pawpaw, maypop and buttermilk. Here, she shares her creative process
The Martinez and the Fun Train
Welcome back to CHOW Happy Hour! In this episode, Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, prepares the Martinez, a cocktail some think is the precursor to the martini. While mixing this potent gin, sweet vermouth, and maraschino liqueur cocktail, Cate recounts his first encounter with it—on a train to Reno, Nevada.