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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Indian-Style Turkey Tikka Masala

Turkey stays tender when gently simmered in this simple, flavorful, creamy curry sauce. You’ll want to make this year-round.

What The Industry Knew About Sugar’s Health Effects, But Didn’t Tell Us

The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Initial results pointed to a link between sugar consumption and elevated triglycerides, which raises heart disease risk.

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Club Sandwiches with Roasted Tomatoes and Chipotle Mayo

A towering turkey sandwich is what we want the day after Thanksgiving…but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Try this one, stacked with roasted tomatoes, chipotle mayo, and crisp bacon.

Taste This: Learning about Good ol’ American-made Rye Whiskey

Leslie Sbrocco, host of Taste This, shares a selection of her favorite rye whiskeys. Starting with a brief lesson about the beverage that reaches back to our Founding Fathers, she ends with recommendations of a few lesser-known distilleries from around the country.

Celebrity Chef Recipes: Tanya Holland’s Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

For the holidays, chef Tanya Holland from Oakland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen shares her Pecan Pie recipe flavored with dark chocolate and spiked with a very big shot of bourbon.

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Asian-Style Noodle Salad with Turkey, Veggies, Herbs, and Lime-Peanut Vinaigrette

Looking for a light and healthy way to use up your turkey leftovers? Check out this amazingly easy noodle salad, which hits all the key notes: salty, crunchy, creamy, and delicious!

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pies with Leeks, Cremini Mushrooms, and Thyme

Make sure you have plenty of leftover turkey for these deliciously creamy turkey and veggie pot pies—a great way to stuff yourself!

The Insider’s Guide to Finding and Buying High-End Wines

The best wines from Northern California's wine country often sound irresistible in descriptions from wine critics but actually locating and buying these wines can be a challenge. Understanding how the gray market works is the best strategy for finding many great wines today.

Pioneers Of High-Quality Near Beer Are Banking On Non-Drinking Binges

Even if you're staying sober, sometimes you might just miss the taste of a really good beer. But the market for high-end booze-free brews has gone largely untapped. That's starting to change.

Book Of ‘New Rules’ Flows With Tippling Tips To Demystify Wine

Wine writer Jon Bonné says that the traditional ways of thinking about wine no longer fit today's diversity of flavors and cultural influences — and that drinking it should be mainly about pleasure.

In Trump Era, the Long Fight Against Hunger is Even Tougher

Leaders in the anti-hunger movement in California gathered in San Francisco on November 9 for a discussion, co-hosted by the Food & Environment Reporting Network and the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, of what it takes to fight hunger in the age of Trump.

What Makes Wagyu Beef Smell So Good? Science Explains

The Japanese beef is considered a luxury, with plenty of fat and its super-soft texture. New evidence could explain what's behind its sweet smell.

Shark Fin Trade Faces Troubled Waters As Global Pressure Mounts

Congress is once again considering a federal ban on shark fins, used in soup. But scientists are divided about whether a ban is the best way to protect the creatures, which are imperiled worldwide.

A Food Community Unites to Pay Local Farmers and Feed Fire Evacuees Nourishing, Home-Cooked Meals

Tim Page, the cofounder of F.E.E.D. Sonoma, donated valuable infrastructure to emergency food efforts in Sonoma County after the fires hit.

Rising Up from the North Bay Fires

The North Bay Fires have decimated homes and businesses throughout Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino. Taste This host and Petaluma resident, Leslie Sbrocco, joins with others in her community to assist and feed firefighters and the families who have lost everything. The message now is that the need for food and support must be sustained through the coming weeks, months and even years.

After Heroic Efforts by Restaurateurs, North Bay Restaurants Are Still Here and Need Your Support

As the fires burned, these restaurant owners helped others as they grappled with uncertainty and loss. Now, as they start to move forward, many share the same worry: will their industry be able to recover?

Despite Heavy Losses From Fires, North Bay Beekeepers Focus on Regeneration

Some North Bay beekeepers lost multiple hives to the North Bay fires, while others saw only behavioral changes in their bees. In the end, everyone was impacted.

The Mission’s New Kitava Kitchen Hopes to Become the Go-To Place for Healthy Eating, Catering to Special Diets

Adherents of The Paleo Diet, AIP, GAPS, vegetarians and vegans and others avoiding gluten and dairy, rejoice! Kitava Kitchen has opened in a former McDonald's in San Francisco's Mission district, replacing fast food with clean food.

Is ‘Natural Flavor’ Healthier Than ‘Artificial Flavor’?

These ingredients appear in the nutrition labels of all kinds of foods. But what, exactly, is the difference between them? It turns out the biggest distinction may be in the marketing.

The Other Reformation: How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

The protest movement Luther launched 500 years ago revamped not only how Europe worshipped but how it drank. We'd call him the patron saint of beer except, well, he wouldn't like the "saint" part.

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