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The clock is ticking for Christmas gift-buyers. But don't fear, a great new book on shifting tides among California's winemakers and updated versions of two

Everyone loves reading and drinking, right? Or maybe it's drinking and reading. So these great books about cocktails would be perfect presents for just

Mystique -- and hyperbole -- surround North Berkeley's legendary Gourmet Ghetto after almost half a century. The neighborhood, ground zero for a gastronomic explosion

As with everything in life, there are truths with cooking. Andrew Schloss, the author of "Cooking Slow: Recipes for Slowing Down and Cooking More,"

Richard Miscovich stands long and lean by the oven, a ponytail trailing down his back. Though the world doubts skinny cooks, he is the

If the average food magazine were a castaway on the ’60s TV show "Gilligan's Island," it would be Ginger: glamorous, worldly and somewhat unattainable.