The pandemic has forced many of us to find creative ways to gather while practicing safe, social distancing. For me and my husband, being locked down with our three teenage boys, two dogs and a backyard pool and cabana construction project was both wonderful and trying.
Chilled Broccoli Salad with Extra-Firm Tofu is the ideal, light main-dish dinner salad to wrap up summer. It’s healthy, and won’t heat up your kitchen. No oven or stovetop cooking needed – just your microwave.
The long-awaited food stalls of State Street Market are set to open 11 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 7) for outdoor dining at 170 State St.. The market's own food counters, operated by Bon Appetit Management Company, will open first next week, followed in the weeks and months to come by the chef-drive…
Whether it’s multicolored birthday cupcakes, gender-reveal cakes, tiered wedding cakes or elegant anniversary cakes, cake has become synonymous with celebration.
I recently read an article that suggested our American food traditions are akin to a playlist or a mixtape. The analogy is far more satisfying than the traditional comparison to a melting pot or even a salad. In a playlist, each song by a different artist works together to tell a larger stor…
Coming Soon: Bay Area tea chain Boba Guys is readying its new Los Altos outpost at Tin Pot Creameries’ erstwhile location, 201 First Street. The ice cream shop is moving a few blocks down State Street, to reopen in the State Street Market later this summer.
In the brewpub heyday of the 1990s, virtually every brewery had a hefeweizen on tap as a “gateway beer” for people new to the intense flavors of craft beer styles. Hefeweizens then went out of style for many years, but they seem to be making a comeback, as a number of California breweries ha…
The State Street Market food hall preparing to open downtown this summer hosts a mix of very local vendors and regional culinary stars in its stalls and restaurant spaces.
Los Altos Beer Stroll set for July 23
Launched by chemical engineer and former Worts of Wisdom Homebrew Club homebrewer Jim Furman in 2015, Black Hammer Brewing quickly established itself as a spot to enjoy quality malt-driven European beer styles in the Bay Area.
When our children were very young, I commented to my husband that they must have thought he was pure magic. We’d wave him off every morning with excitement, then go about our day with a predictable routine. His arrival home in the evening was always met with ecstatic enthusiasm, little legs …
Courtesy of Blanche ShaheenParboil dandelion greens, or other local alternatives, before sautéing with onions.
Eliza Ridgeway/Town CrierOcean View Brew Works co-owner Vonnie Davidson pours pints.
Courtesy of Derek WolfgramSan Jose-based Clandestine Brewing’s Agent Provocateur Doppelbock offers a hint of toasted bread and toffee.
Courtesy of Rita HeldAsparagus and lemon peel make this risotto a bright spring meal.
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Courtesy of Derek WolfgramNew Bohemia’s craft lagers include a Santa Cruz take on pilsner.
Photo courtesy of Anat CateringAnat Catering included a to-go Seder plate in Passover feasts this year.
Courtesy of Derek WolfgramLaughing Monk brews in San Francisco and sells locally.
Courtesy of Christine MooreVirtual wine events bring winemaker input to at-home tastings.
Courtesy of SF Beer WeekBeer Week looks different this year – but still brings new releases of special local brews.
Courtesy of CascalCascal’s family meals, above, include a choice among salads, bread with dipping sauce, a variety of desserts and entrees ranging from paella to beef short ribs. Taste Catering & Event’s French-inspired Amour Box, right, includes the option of Champagne or cocktails.
Courtesy of Derek WolfgramSweet Reckoning raspberry hazelnut mead boasts a simple yet elegant taste.
Courtesy of Derek WolfgramGhostwood brewmaster Tommy Domingo, right, hands the mash paddle to Stanford University biochemist Ouma Onguka as they collaborate on brewing Old Forgotten Words West Coast IPA.
Courtesy of Christine MoorePack a wine split, gluhwein or to-go-cocktail with snacks for the drop-off preamble to a party on Zoom.
Courtesy of Derek WolfgramLagers like Floodcraft Brewing’s Festbier complement rich food and oven-roasted fall feasts.