I am on a mission to find the strongest coffee blend from Van Houtte coffee which indeed is cheap but easily attainable at the local grocer when I run out and don't have time to get to Union or La Vieille Europe. Any suggestions?
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco is joined by San Francisco cocktail and spirits evangelist Yael Amyra. Yael makes a Between the Sheets and explains how sometimes all it takes is the warmth of a stiff drink to calm nerves and mend a relationship.
How to Make the Perfect Pepper Blend
Is it possible to improve upon something as simple as black pepper? It is! In this CHOW Tip, John Birdsall shows you how to make an easy blend of black pepper, white pepper, and allspice that'll bring heat, sweetness, and complexity to your pepper mill.