| Apr 14, 2010
| 1:57 PM
"Coffee and Danish": You can't help but think of a stale pot of truck stop brew sitting next to gunky jelly-laden pastry. But that couldn't be further from the original. Sure Denmark is a country that runs on coffee, but rather than the dense lump of...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 8:06 AM
Total time: 25 minutes
Note: From Donna Deane
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter, cut up
2-3 tablespoons water
1. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Cut in the...
| Feb 21, 2010
The glass case at Maria Grammatico's Pasticceria del Convento in the hilltop town of Erice displays treasures worthy of a Swiss bank.
Cannoli, filled with fresh ricotta, is just the best known variety. When you make a closer study, you discover a world...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 12:16 PM
This year the Food section published 380 recipes. How do we remember them all, much less decide on 10 best?
It's a perennial dilemma. Take Russ Parsons' spiny lobster story (Oct. 20). It offered three lobster recipes that each received an equal number of...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 10:26 AM
Note: You probably won't want to make this peach pie right now. Minnie Bernardino and Donna Deane created it for our summer issue on local produce markets, and like everything made with peaches, this one is at its best only when peaches are at their...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 9:33 PM
If you thought presidential dog walker was an oddly specific job title, how about presidential dog replica pastry chef? OK, so executive pastry chef Bill Yosses' job consists of a little more than just crafting miniature Portuguese water dogs out......
| Dec 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Delicious when freshly baked, this citrusy sweet loaf of Marzipan stollen can be made ahead to let the flavors mellow for several days. Here's your recipe. (You know what would be really decadent? Using some leftover slices for French toast!)......
| Oct 20, 2009
| 2:49 PM
Santa has always had a monopoly on the good cookies. But it took Julia Usher a while to ponder the bigger issue: Why should the winter holidays get all the gingerbread? And why should something as deliciously fun as a cookie exchange be relegated to...
| Aug 28, 2009
Recipe: Fig frangipane tart August 26, 2009
Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Note: You can use the pastry of your choice or a commercially prepared pie crust.
Prepared pastry for a 9-inch pie pan
1/2 pound blanched and peeled almonds
| Apr 27, 2009
| 6:01 PM
Dotted with crumbs and dripping with oil, the field of battle was left soiled and strewn with casualties -- cheese rinds, stale crusts, splatters of mustard -- a thousand miniature monuments to the epic struggle that had occurred Saturday afternoon at Los...
| Nov 3, 2008
| 6:18 PM
In late October, I drove up north to visit my daughter and her family in Santa Cruz. After lunching downtown one day, Dinah and I walked over to the Museum of Art and History. She led me to her favorite exhibit, which featured the daily life of Santa...