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How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time

You can make almost any slow-roasted fish in under 30 minutes. Just memorize this technique.<p>Learning how to cook fish at home can be incredibly intimidating. There are a lot of mistakes you can make, but we think the best way to nail it every time is to let the oven do all the work. That's why …

Oprah said her biggest luxury is flying in these English muffins from Napa — we gave them a taste

People travel from far and wide to experience all that Napa Valley has to offer — namely, the award-winning wineries rooted in the area for decades. A lesser known indulgence is its English muffins.<p>Model Bakery, a longtime fixture of Napa's Main Street in St. Helena, went from small-town gem to …

The most San Francisco restaurants: The true classics

When we host Bay Area visitors, we occasionally get what can initally seem like a simple request.<p>For example, one time a friend visiting from Seattle asked to dine out at a very "San Francisco" restaurant. He had no preference about the style of food, price range or neighborhood.<p>But to truly pick …

5 Super Easy Weeknight Recipes for Summer (Yes, There's Pasta)

These easy weeknight recipes are perfect for those days that seem like they'll never end.<p>Senior food editor <b>Chris Morocco</b> cooks all day long. After spending all morning and afternoon developing and testing recipes in the BA Test Kitchen, he cooks dinner for his wife and two sons. Every. Single. Day. …

5 Rosé Cocktails to Keep the Summer Water Coming

Sure, you can drink rosé straight up, but these summer cocktails give the wine a whole new meaning.<p>Like rosé? Cool, you'll like these rosé cocktails. Rosé + additional booze is a win-win situation, and when we're talking about a sunny, lazy season like summer, all we want to do is win. And, you …

Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Saffron

8 Servings<p>Blind-baking the crust in this lemon buttermilk pie recipe is essential: It keeps it from getting soggy when the custardy filling is added.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>buttermilk pie dough<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted …

BA's Best Molten Chocolate Cake

4 servings<p>A deep chocolate lava cake recipe with a liquid chocolate center. Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Effective, but not the most delicious. Our version has a spoonful of ganache in the center, which melts as the cake bakes …

Blueberry-Lemon Icebox Cake

8 Servings<p>The more particular you are when building the layers in the loaf pan, the more neat and tidy this will look when sliced. But if it’s a little uneven and the layers blend together, so be it!<p>July 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces mascarpone or plain whole-milk Greek yogurt, room temperature<p>¾ cup …

Baking

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

The coolest thing to do in each Bay Area city

You've probably said it yourself a hundred times: It's almost impossible to run out of things to do in the Bay Area.<p>To test that, we put together a list of every major Bay Area city (sorry places with 10,000 or fewer residents; we had to create a cutoff somehow) and investigated the best things to …

Ice, ice baby: 12 places around the Bay Area where you can take the kids ice skating

Even though the snow doesn’t fall here in the Bay Area, we can still put on our mittens and enjoy the chill in the air at the many ice rinks that pop up this time of year.<p>Skate under the palm trees in San Jose, around San Francisco's Union Square or under Snoopy’s watchful gaze in Santa …

Our favorite Bay Area date spots

It's always fun to have a "night out," and most of us have our favorite spots to take a significant other or special someone.<p>But what if you want an outing that's a little outside the box? There are so many options in the Bay Area it can be a bit overwhelming, so the SFGATE staff has compiled an …

How to Cook for Vegetarian Guests on the Fourth of July

Veggie burgers, juicy grilled tomatoes and more meatless ways to celebrate Independence Day.<p>“If it were up to me, I would throw everything on the …

80 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food can withstand crowds and sitting …

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El Niño does its part for a vibrant spring

In Yosemite and across Northern California, the waterfalls are pounding. In the High Sierra, the ski season will extend into April.<p>Lake-based prospects for camping, boating and fish are suddenly the best in years in late spring and early summer. Same with rafting on Sierra rivers, with conditions …

Making Sense Of The Valuation Disequilibrium

As we enter the second month of 2016, the Nasdaq is down more than 10 percent already this year and high-growth stocks are down even more. There hasn’t been a tech IPO yet this year, and the press is declaring the end of the unicorn era. Public market investors are “selling growth” and searching …

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The Side Dishes to Serve When You're Entertaining, No Matter What

Making dinner, especially when you're cooking for a crowd, is as much a balancing act as it is simple and straightforward cooking. It’s the balancing of oven space and of dietary requirements; of food and wine; of cutlery and cookware and the creative alternatives you devise when you run out of …

Jason Crandell's PM Practice

In this video sequence, Jason Crandell teaches hip openers to create flexibility in the lower body.<p>This restorative sequence will support your body …

5 Ways to Infuse Your Self-Talk with Self-Love

Will you be YOUR Valentine? Harness the transformative power of language to design your own personal mantra and makeover your internal dialogue for …

Best views of San Francisco, and some offbeat spots to get them

We've all seen it. It's a beautiful weekend afternoon, the San Francisco fog burns off, and "wham!"– the northbound lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge are packed with a string of sightseers desperate to get the views from the vista point on the Marin side.<p>Why do people battle traffic to fight for a …

Berkeley spot ranks No. 2 on Yelp's top 100 places to eat in U.S., and it's not Chez Panisse

Berkeley's venerable worker-owned Cheeseboard ranks No. 2 on Yelp's annual list of top 100 places to eat in the U.S. for 2016.<p>This is impressive, when you consider the hundreds of thousands of restaurants, cafes and bakeries across the nation listed on Yelp, a crowd-sourced local business review …

12 Pretzel Recipes to Satisfy Your Undeniable Salt Cravings

Pretzels are a perfect food—and so is any dish they're in.<p>Big salt clusters, elastic golden brown dough, just the right hit of salty and sweet: Pretzels are a perfect food, and so is every dish they're part of. These 11 are no exception.

Super Bowl 2016: 15 ‘Must Visit’ San Francisco classic restaurants - Inside Scoop SF

Related Links<p>Super Bowl 2016: Thirteen essential San Francisco places to eat on the cheap<p>In the days leading up to <b>Super Bowl 50</b> (Sunday, February 7), tens of thousands of visitors will descend upon our fair city.<p>While these visiting football fans may be focused on the game and and myriad of …

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72 things to do in the Bay Area before you die

We can bicker about the Bay Area's changing landscape all day long, but some things stay the same, like just how much our swath of California has to offer.<p>From inspiring natural scenery and classic institutions to new traditions and only-in-S.F. events, the Bay Area has something for everyone — and …

The Mindful Diet Week 1: Build an Awareness Foundation

Build a Foundation<p>Science shows us that the first step to creating a new, lasting habit is to ask yourself this crucial question: What behavior do I …

Sunday Suppers: Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Baked Salmon

<i>Sweet, spicy, and lightly spiked with sriracha – this baked salmon is perfect for nights when you want a dinner that’s healthy and delicious! Ready</i> …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Vegetarian Recipes for Hot Summer Months

I've been a vegetarian for 23 years, with no regrets, so everyday is vegetarian for me. This summer is turning out to be a hot one and today I am …

How Not to Screw Up Sangria, So You Can Make Fruit & Booze Magic at Home

There's no shame in sangria. Unless it's bad sangria.<p>There's no shame in sangria. Unless it's bad sangria.<p>Unfortunately, there's a lot of subpar sangria out there these days. It's easy to fall victim to a syrupy glass (or four) of "sugar wine," and wake up the next day with a splitting headache. …