Gift ideas for foodies.
The Mac and Cheese Cookbook
Recipes for the comfort food classic from the pros at Oakland’s Homeroom, from basic cheddar to gourmet Dungeness crab mac.
Recipe highlight: German pretzel and whole-grain mustard–spiked “deliciousmäcken.”
Against All Grain
Danville food blogger Danielle Walker’s best grain-free, dairy-free recipes, like roasted garlic mashed “faux-tatoes.”
Recipe highlight: The zucchini noodles look good enough to replace pasta on any diet.
Seriously Bitter Sweet
Berkeley chocolate guru Alice Medrich has updated and revised her 2003 classic, Bittersweet.
Recipe highlight: Truffles au chocolat, the wildly popular treat she introduced at her café, Cocolat, in the 1970s.