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Posts for October 24th 2012
San Francisco couldn't be more excited for the Giants to enter the World Series. The whole city is lit up in orange, and the streets are peppered with proud fans donned in Giants paraphernalia. The lucky few spent a precious sum to attend the actual games, but for those of us at home, you can still get a taste of the AT&T Ballpark with these San Francisco ballpark favorites.
Anchor Steam Beer
Brewed in San Francisco since 1896 and beloved by natives of the area, Anchor Steam beers are a foggy city trademark. Thick and hardy, this beer keeps San Franciscans warm when huddled in the AT&T Ballpark on cold, foggy nights.
Gilroy garlic fries are a must purchase when entering AT&T Ballpark. The skin-on fries are tossed in minced garlic and parsley. Wash 'em down with a beer, large soda, or even hot chocolate. To make at home, toss hot french fries in a metal bowl with about a tablespoon of minced garlic and half a tablespoon of parsley until the fries are evenly coated.
If you can get past the petite hostess who fiercely guards the door at Alembic (one of the 50 best bars in the US), you're in for a real treat. The care put into each drink is apparent at first sip, whether your poison of choice is a classic Sazerac or a more esoteric find. Little lush that I am, I've tried nearly every cocktail on its menu but keep gravitating back to this sprightly spin on a classic favorite: the Southern Exposure. So when I discovered that the recipe was in print, I squealed with glee and immediately added the requisite ingredients to my shopping list.
Reminiscent of a less sweet gin-based mojito, this beauty of a cocktail is set apart by an ingenious ingredient: celery juice. And while I won't be abandoning this hipster haunt anytime soon, knowing that I can faithfully re-create one of my favorites at home is immensely satisfying.
Alton Brown's Good Eats days are over, but he's nowhere near throwing in the towel. Alton claims he's on camera more days this year than ever between hosting Iron Chef America and launching a new show on the Food Network this coming Spring. But that's not all that's on Alton's plate: he's also the proud mentor of Food Network Star winner Justin Warner and is the executive producer of Justin's forthcoming show.
I chatted with Alton to discuss all the juicy details of his latest Food Network project, Justin's new show, and The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, which premieres Nov. 4.
YumSugar: What can we expect from The Next Iron Chef: Redemption?
Keep reading for the latest from Alton.
Can I tell you a secret? I simply don't care for baseball. Most of the year this is a nonissue, but I live in San Francisco, where October Means Baseball. While I may not understand the hoopla over the actual sport at hand (sorry), I can get behind one important aspect of the experience: ballpark food.
Pungent garlic fries, snappy hot dogs, and nachos loaded with bright-orange cheese lure me in without fail, and for as long as the indulgent bites keep coming, I feel a part of this quintessential American experience. Now I get that bacon-wrapped hot dogs aren't exactly traditional ballpark fare, but in the spirit of the Giants' recent NLCS pennant win (and their upcoming attempt at a second World Series title), it only seems appropriate to serve up a riff on a hometown favorite: the Mission hot dog. These bacon-wrapped beauts are standard late-night fare hereabouts, and while one could enjoy these sober, come game 1 I'll be sticking to tradition and double-fisting with a beer in one hand and this juicy treat in the other. Just don't tell anyone that my attention will be elsewhere than the game at hand . . .
- Andrew Zimmern opens up about his troubled past — Zagat
- Check out the national food policy scorecard — HuffPost Food
- Everything in this Taiwan restaurant is made out of cardboard! — Delish
- Watch Jeopardy's chef category stump contestants — Eater
- How Chez Panisse can earn its Michelin stars back — Grub Street SF
- The most ridiculous new food trend — Yahoo! Shine
- If you don't know what a cicerone is, you will soon — San Francisco Magazine
Some claim it is mere luck, while others call it a presidential predictor: Family Circle's First Lady Cookie Contest has accurately forecasted the winner of the presidential election for the past five elections. Since '92, the winner of the First Lady Cookie Contest has gone on to the White House. This year, Michelle Obama and Ann Romney submitted their cookie recipes, and Michelle's recipe beat Ann's. Despite losing the contest, Ann's recipe actually has a higher rating and more votes online. This made me think: what would happen if I combined the two cookie recipes?
FitSugar assistant editor Lizzie Fuhr ingeniously dubbed this idea the "bipartisan cookie recipe." Could two very different recipes come together to create the most delicious cookie compromise ever? Did it have the potential to beat out the original recipes? Find out if it was a cookie catastrophe or a match made in heaven.
From time to time disaster strikes in fantastic proportion in my kitchen; the stress of a dish that flops — figuratively or literally — sends me into panic mode.
One sunny afternoon, I baked a salty-sweet lover's dream of a tart. When it came time to document my hard work, I asked my boyfriend to man the camera as I added finishing touches. With our eyes on photo composition, we set the tart on the windowsill. He turned to show me the pictures, and managed to clumsily nudge the tart pan clean out the third-story window with his elbow. I burst into tears, devastated that my afternoon's labor was for naught; he apologized profusely and jogged down the stairs to assess the situation (and likely escape my petty wrath). He returned carrying the gory tart remains and the mangled tart pan, and a few salvaged bites of the tart calmed my frazzled nerves. In the end, all was forgiven, but not forgotten.
Though this situation thankfully hasn't been reprised, I've since cried at a handful of minor disasters. I'm curious: do you ever let your emotions in the kitchen get the best of you? I'd love to hear any of your culinary sob stories.
Most of us get excited about trying out international dishes, but the same can't be said for kitchen utensils from around the world. Not only are we often clueless about what they are or what they do, but it also seems futile to buy a tool with only one use. But many of these exotic implements can serve several different purposes. To help you out, we've put together seven valuable tools you might not even know exist!