| Jan 4, 2010
| 9:03 PM
Active Work Time: 10 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 40 minutes plus chilling
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
4 cups rhubarb cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup raspberry-flavored vodka
2 tablespoons lime juice
Mint leaves and raspberries, for garnish...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 10:54 AM
Note: When staff writer Mary Curtius profiled Napa Valley chef Greg Cole, he shared a few recipes from his restaurant Celadon. Among them was Bittersweet Chocolate Pate With Zinfandel and Raspberries. It's essentially a slab of soft, luxurious...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2009
| 12:35 PM
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 eggs, separated
1/4 cup goat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1 (10-ounce) package frozen raspberries, packed in sugar...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 12:02 PM
For some reason, people feel compelled to make lists this time of year. Christmas wish lists. Top 10 films of the year. Best new restaurants. Weirdest websites. Things that occurred to us while we waited for the light to change. New Year's resolutions....
| Mar 16, 2009
| 3:53 PM
You can teach an old orange new tricks. Navel oranges have been grown in California since the 1870s, but in the 1970s, a chance mutation yielded the Cara Cara (it was found on a Venezuelan orange plantation called Hacienda Cara Cara). It's basically a...
| Dec 26, 2007
Roasted duck pot pie
Total time: About 5 1/2 hours, including roasting and baking time
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Duck fat (if you would rather buy it than render it from the duck) is available at Bristol Farms stores,...
| Sep 17, 2008
Total time: 50 minutes, plus overnight jelling time
Note: Adapted from Brix@1601 executive pastry chef Renee Ward. Make the marmalade and the gelée the day before serving. Gelatin sheets are available at cooking and baking supply stores....
| Apr 10, 2009
| 4:50 PM
Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Note: Frozen butter puff pastry sheets are available at specialty food stores and well-stocked supermarkets.
6 Key limes
1/2 cup sugar
1 package (14 ounces) butter puff pastry, thawed according to package...
| Sep 17, 2008
Root beer floats poured table-side, a "milkshake program" created by a sommelier, spectacular sundaes layered with gelée, meringues and buttery sablé cookies. It's a whole new world of soda fountain desserts.
If you've ever had the caramel copetta at...
| Feb 17, 2009
| 4:35 PM
Olives that flood your mouth with flavor. A foie gras lollipop wrapped in cotton candy. The definitive shrimp with garlic. Innocent-looking bites that shoot smoke out of your nostrils.
How to describe the experience at the Bazaar by José Andrés in the...