I was in San Francisco recently. In addition to eating at one of my favorite restaurants, A16 (James Beard award winning chef and book), and eating at Charles Phan’s new noodle shop, Heaven’s Dog, I went to visit chow.com, one of the fastest growing and addictive food and wine websites. They have more viewers per month than Epicurious.com. (Although I still am a big fan.)
chow.com started as an offbeat food magazine in 2002, but the website has recipes, video tips, and unusual columns like The Perfect (as in fried chicken), The Basic (How to Make Icebox Cake), and Obsessives (as in an expert tells you how to sharpen and keep your knives sharp). There’s something for every foodie, and they try to explore food from a smart, funny, and refreshing perspective. Jane Goldman, the Editor-in-Chief, gives us a personal tour of the test kitchen and photo studio. Jane also talks about one of the newest food trends that’s sweeping the country.
Check out the grilled pizza recipe. It’s easy and delicious. Enjoy!