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This New Year's Eve, gather round raclette for a festive, cheesy meal made for sharing

This New Year's Eve, gather round raclette for a festive, cheesy meal made for sharing

When Cowgirl Creamery breaks out the raclette on weekends in San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace, people float into the store almost trancelike.
Technology enhances cookbook experience but aficionados unlikely to give up books

Technology enhances cookbook experience but aficionados unlikely to give up books

TORONTO - While ebooks have been exploding in popularity in recent years, scholars, chefs and those who just love to tool around in the kitchen say it's not time to stick a fork in the physical cookbook just yet.
A trend bubbles up: Sparkling wine as a mixer is the latest buzz on the cocktail scene

A trend bubbles up: Sparkling wine as a mixer is the latest buzz on the cocktail scene

Something new is bubbling up in the world of cocktails as canny mixologists skip the soda and turn to sparkling wine as their new go-to mixer. The practice stems from the added care being given to cocktail ingredients in general.
NEW YEAR'S EVE: Recipe for simple, sensational flourless chocolate cake

NEW YEAR'S EVE: Recipe for simple, sensational flourless chocolate cake

You want something rich and decadent for the holidays. Something chocolate. Something that will impress. Something that really screams celebration. But you don't want to spend hours making it. The answer? A flourless chocolate cake.
OFF THE BEATEN AISLE: Using ricotta cheese to make rich and creamy crab quiche bites

OFF THE BEATEN AISLE: Using ricotta cheese to make rich and creamy crab quiche bites

When it comes to food, "recooked" isn't generally a term met with much affection. The dairy world, however, gives us a fine exception in ricotta cheese.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for cocktail meatballs with cranberry marinara

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for cocktail meatballs with cranberry marinara

Sometimes failure can end up tasting pretty good. It certainly was the case with these meatballs. I'd been aiming to creating a solidly delicious, all-purpose meatball suitable for tossing with marinara over spaghetti.
Dreaming of a white, frothy cup of guilty goodness? Eggnog is everywhere

Dreaming of a white, frothy cup of guilty goodness? Eggnog is everywhere

EDMONTON - When top Edmonton chef Brad Smoliak summons up smells and tastes of the holiday season, he recalls the sugary Christmas cookies and juicy mandarin oranges he ate as a child.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for black-eyed pea falafel with spicy aioli sauce

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for black-eyed pea falafel with spicy aioli sauce

Though black-eyed peas have been around forever, they generally don't get a lot of attention. But I think you really ought to give them a second look.
Lessons learned from losing it all helped Tyler Florence find his way forward

Lessons learned from losing it all helped Tyler Florence find his way forward

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tyler Florence is trying to block out the noise. A packed dining room is watching him through a wall of windows as he orchestrates a nine-course dinner with a team of mostly borrowed chefs in an unfamiliar kitchen.