It's the season of presents, ornaments, bright reds and golds. Watch Chef Jayce Baudry channel all that inspiration into his latest creation, the Christmas Present Cake. This is the ultimate holiday table center piece.
If you want to spend more time caroling, and sipping wine instead of hanging in the kitchen, watch Chef Jansen Chan (International Culinary Center). make colored sugar, the easiest way to make basic sugar cookies shine on your holiday table.
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, owner of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, is visited by one of his former bartenders and current Solerno spokesperson Jackie Patterson. Island fever is in full force as Jackie makes La Perla Rosa, a sweet, tangy, and ever so slightly bitter cocktail that's an ode to her Italian-Hawaiian heritage.
When culinary legend Patricia Wells agrees to go to the market with you to shop for summer produce, you don't ask questions. You just take your cameras and go. This is an unusual installment of My Go-To Dish: Patricia actually creates a new salad for herself based on the ingredients she finds at San Francisco's Ferry Building. To make her go-to dish your own, see the recipe.