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For the Ultimate Butternut Squash Soup, Deep Roasting Is Key

If there's one soup that's a harbinger of colder months, it's butternut squash. Like clockwork, September rolls into October, and bowls of puréed sweet winter squash roll onto menus nationwide. It's practically a restaurant cliché, which is why the first two times I published butternut squash soup …

16 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes, Because You Gotta Have Pie!

You can serve whatever other desserts you want, but let's be real—it's just not Thanksgiving without pie. No matter how much you stuffed yourself during dinner, it's tough to turn down a slice. I'm not interested in waxy store-bought pies, though—this is the time to go homemade, which is easier …

Baking

Give Roasted Sweet Potatoes a Savory Kick With Miso-Maple Butter

Like many people, we have a strategy for tackling Thanksgiving—I call it our "What Works" list. By knowing in advance that Sunday is when we make the stock and Tuesday is when we make the gravy, that this mixing bowl is big enough to hold all the rutabaga and that we'll need a certain number of …

Cooking

The Immunity-Boosting Soup That's Perfect For Cold Season

<i>Garlic is one of those secret-weapon ingredients that works wonders for boosting your immunity when you feel a cold coming on. Its antimicrobial</i> …

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

The unseen wires that maintain ancient Jewish tradition in San Francisco

How string hung between telephone poles keeps an old custom going<p><i>UPDATE: The original version of this map was published in July 2016.</i><p>Manhattan has an eruv. So does Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Miami. In fact, around over 200 cities in North American have eruvs.<p>What’s an eruv? In a practical sense, not …

San Francisco

25 Real Bags For People Who Actually Have To Get Shit Done

Bags that won't quit on you.

Shopping

Rise and shine: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for home-baked bread

In last week’s column, I said that bread baking is a pretty daunting proposition to many people, and that flatbreads were perhaps the ideal gateway to this wonderful art, because they’re often just cooked in a pan and need little or no fermentation. Well, I’ve picked today’s recipes to show that …

Baking

Four Wineries Where You’ll Be Glad You’re Allowed to Sleep Over

What’s even better than a day in wine country? Staying the night, of course! Here, four wineries where you get to sleep amongst the vines, plus the …

California Wine