In food circles, it seems that New York often gets the lion's share of credit for starting trends. In reality, most food trends start on the West Coast. Here are the best of what San Francisco has to offer. For my money, there's no better food city in the world.
Chocolate, coffee, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese, salt and so many other foods in the United States have gone designer. Buyer-beware and read on to equip yourself to be a discriminating salt shopper.
From deep-fried pancakes soaked in syrup, to fudge-like squares garnished with edible, silver foil, South Asian sweets come in all shapes and sizes. With such delicious variety, it's too bad these confections seem to have a low profile outside of South Asia.
Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle can be hard, especially when it comes to food. Switching to whole wheat pasta is a simple, taste equivalent change that won't double your food budget or leave you feeling hungry.
Macarons are a perfect accompaniment to your late-morning tea or afternoon espresso. Fluffy coffee-flavored cookies are paired with a rich ganache filling, then dusted gently with cocoa powder. The ultimate bittersweet combination.
Depending on its smokiness, saltiness, fattiness and flavor, bacon can range from basic breakfast
staple to pure porcine perfection. Food & Wine editors sampled both nationally available and mail-order artisanal brands to find out which bacon is truly the best.
There is a Spanish food revolution happing in London and leading the pack is Jose Pizarro. Last year, he opened Jose Tapas, an authentic tapas and sherry bar, and followed it up with a sit down restaurant called Pizarro.