A Sauce for Salmon That’s a Pure Taste of Sunshine

What do you get when you cook down fresh orange juice with lime juice? The makings for a simple, sublime sauce that’s perfect for most anything. The recipe for this easy “Citrus Sauce” first appeared in Everyday Food in September 2004 ....more

A Summery Taste of Jardesca

In summer, nothing satisfies like something chilled, quenching and palate-awakening. That’s what Jardesca delivers. The fortified wine is made in Sonoma by Roger Morrison and Marshall Dawson, who wanted to create a simple apertif suitable to begin any meal ....more

Join the Food Gal and Chef Philippe Breneman of the Lexington House at Macy’s Valley Fair

It’s a little bit of San Francisco in downtown Los Gatos. The Lexington House, which opened in September 2013, boasts a modern speakeasy vibe with plenty of craft cocktails and inspired farm-to-table cooking. Get a taste when Chef Philippe Breneman joins me to create a signature dish at a cooking demo at 6 p.m. Aug. [...] ...more

A Celebration of Wild Salmon Plus a Food Gal Giveaway

Every summer, I look forward to heirloom tomatoes, peaches, plums, and one other very special item: Wild local King salmon. Like fruits and vegetables, seafood also has a season. For California wild salmon, it’s summer ....more

California Pizza Kitchen Attempts to “De-Chain the Chain”

Back in the day, California Pizza Kitchen was the place to go for an inventive yet accessible take on pizza with a decidedly breezy California influence. Barbecue chicken pizza, anyone? But over the years, as pizza turned artisan, the choices for truly hand-crafted pies proliferated and greatly overshadowed California Pizza Kitchen’s offerings ....more

The Allure of Shiso

Long ago, my husband jokingly gave me the rather apt but embarrassing nickname of “Black Thumb Jung.” I admit I’m no Martha Stewart when it comes to nurturing my backyard. In fact, I’m sure Martha would give me one of her telling looks if she only knew that I’ve actually killed ivy and cactus. [...] ...more

Macarons Galore Plus New Juice Bar and an Oyster Fest

Glitzy New Macaron from Tout Sweet Inspired by the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Tout Sweet of San Francisco has created a limited-edition macaron covered in a riot of edible red glitter. Pastry Chef-Proprietor Yigit Pura was inspired to make the “Hedwig Schmidt” macaron because the musical’s message of “love and [...] ...more

Famous Dave’s Wants You to Crank Up the Grill

You have to hand it to Dave Anderson. By his own admission, he wasn’t the best of students. But one thing he did excel at was barbecuing in big fiery wood smokers ....more

Getting Corny For Dinner

I have developed a serious corn dependence. But I can’t be the only one buying fresh corn from the farmers market week in and week out. Whenever I come within a few steps of the stand with its boxes of just-misted ears and kernels so fresh that they squeak, I succumb ....more

Scenes from Eat Drink SF 2014

It’s got a new name along with new digs. The annual SF Chefs event was re-dubbed Eat Drink SF for 2014 and moved to the more spacious Fort Mason in San Francisco from its tight quarters underneath a tent pitched on Union Square. The result? ...more