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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.

First, a confession: I am not always a confident pastry maker. Yes, I make pastry, and sometimes it is good, occasionally very good, but