Cookbook Gift Guide for the Holidays

As you mull over gift ideas before the mad shopping rush begins, think on this: a cookbook is just the thing for the cook in your life — but not any cookbook. Listen carefully to your homecook's interests...

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Suggestions for treat box

by dzh115 1 year ago

I am wanting to give a few of my coworkers a small box with baked treats. Ideally it would be an assortment of not too sweet small items that keep well for a day or two at room temperature. I have ...

Best Thanksgiving dine-out/take-out in West/Fair?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's Thanksgiving. It's a wonderful holiday, but perhaps you have no plans, or just want to leave the work to others. Some restaurants will be closed, while others have established a rep for being ...

Thanksgiving Disasters

by Querencia 1 year ago

Did something not turn out today? You are not alone. I once tried using food coloring hoping to make the gravy a rich-looking brown only somehow it came out bright blue and I simply couldn't get i...

holidays are coming... which peter reinhart book should I ask for?

by curiousinthekitchen 9 years ago

Right now I don't have any of them. I'd call myself an advanced-beginner baker with limited ambitions: I'd like to make good bread and to learn about the process. I've made lots of no-knead bread...

Caramel problems

by LNAWalters 2 years ago

I've made candy before, successfully, including caramels, toffee, marshmallows, and fudge. But it's been a few years. I've made it at almost 7,ooo feet altitude successfully (Wyoming) and now resid...

Pickle board the new cheese board?

by NomadicFoodie 1 year ago

I recently saw this article and thought the idea was kinda neat. Not sure I would actually omit the cheese, but I like the idea of adding more variety to your usual cheese/charcuterie plate... And...

Whole Smoked Turkey

by trekdiva 1 year ago

I am looking for places in Montreal that I can bring my whole turkey to get smoked for the holidays. I know there is a place on St. Laurent but I don't know the name. Does anyone know place that ...

Home tasting menu

by offtoanywhere 2 years ago

I've experienced tasting menus in restaurants but wanted to try it at home with friends and family over the holidays. Has anyone tried doing this? Did you prepare each course individually or did y...

Best way to travel with cakes...

by ILuvGrub 2 years ago

So, I make all the desserts for the holidays. I have to travel 1 and 1/2 hours - not that far. However, last year, it was far enough to make the cakes crack while driving. It was a little annoying,...

Pi Day & Tamales @ Ikeda's in Davis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Yesterday I stopped at Ikeda's in Davis en route to Sacramento. Busy day and I'd missed lunch, so it was a no brainer to grab one of the hot tamales, $1.79, from the self-serve cabinet for a quick ...

Best appetizers at Costco?

by Honeyman 14 years ago

I'm having a Chris...er, holiday party and borrowed a buddy's Costco card since I'm not a member. What are the best appetizers they sell that would be quick and easy for the party?

Great American Baking Show

by Multifoiled 2 years ago

Anyone watching this season? I knew nothing about this last season so I am new to it. I find it a respectable American cousin to the British original. It could have been a train wreck given what Am...

What's for Dinner #398 (December 2016) - The Merry & Bright Edition

by ChristinaMason 2 years ago

The winter holidays are upon us - and whether that means Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or even Krampusnacht in your neck of the woods - there's bound to be delicious food involved....

What's for Holiday Dinner?

by zackly 2 years ago

Just my wife and I today for Christmas dinner. Having my favorite beef entree, roast prime rib. Got a nicely marbled 2.5# Certified Black Angus roast. I'll use the rendered beef fat for the popover...

Christmastime Food Festivals

by daves_32 2 years ago

Looking to spend a weekend in NYC between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know it's a zoo but the gf wants to see the Christmas decorations. I was wondering if anyone knew of any big food fairs/food ...

Open New Year's Day

by prima 2 years ago

Whole Foods Yorkville Most restaurants in Chinatown Most hotel restaurants The places taking reservations on OpenTable on New Year's Day Where else? Please mention any places you notice are...

Pannetone in Toronto

by hungry_pangolin 2 years ago

T'is the season. I'm looking for recommendations for bakeries (if any) in Toronto that make their own pannetone. Failing that, what are your recommended brands? I prefer straight-on traditional, no...

Any suggestions for Christmas main courses that can be made in advance?

by kevinweeks 2 years ago

This year at Thanksgiving, it was agreed that Grandma and Grandpa are getting too far along to continue hosting family gatherings, so the discussion turned to where Christmas would be hosted. Basic...

Dec 21: Native American Heritage Night - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

San Francisco City Hall Rotunda Dec 21, 2016 5:30 to 7:30pm "The American Indian Cultural Center of San Francisco (AICCSF) with the San Francisco Mayor's Office invites you to come celebrate our ...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month: December 2016 Nominations

by L.Nightshade 2 years ago

Welcome to the nomination thread for December’s Dish of the Month! Time to decide what dish we’ll be cooking together during the last month of 2016. If you’re new here, or if you just want a re...