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Ferrero USA Launches Ferrero Golden Gallery Signature, A New Premium Chocolate Brand

We are all very familiar with the Italian chocolatier Ferrero’s iconic golden wrapped Ferrero Rocher, the addictive treat that consists of a whole roasted hazelnut, encased in a wafer shell, filled with hazelnut chocolate and finally covered in crunchy milk chocolate and hazelnut layer. Today, Ferrero USA is stepping into a whole new chocolate space with the launch of Ferrero Golden Gallery Signature, a premium assortment of finely designed chocolates. With this, the brand officially breaks into

Veuve Clicquot Teams Up With The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank For Yelloweek

If you love bubbly—and let’s be honest who doesn’t—then this is your week! Veuve Clicquot is hosting their 2nd annual Yelloweek starting today, May 11 in San Francisco. This week-long series is full of unique and indulgent experiences for anyone who appreciates cocktails, Champagne and gourmet food. Brunches, rooftops, caviar, seafood, dancing, DJs and more will be taking place throughout the city at some of its most iconic spots. The Champagne-fueled activities best embodying the Veuve Clicquo

Why Japanese Wagyu Beef Is So Coveted, According To A Beef Expert

Have you ever sat down at a fancy restaurant, knowing that you’re in for a treat, but are simultaneously confused as to what why the Japanese Wagyu Beef selection on the menu you’re staring at is so high-priced? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. San Francisco’s Roka Akor is known for its contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine, offering diners a diverse, thoughtful menu consisting of prime cuts of steak, seafood, sushi, sashimi, a personalized Omakase tasting menu and more.

Sustainability, Technique and Local Flavor: Nightbird San Francisco

Situated in the heart of San Francisco in Hayes Valley, Nightbird is a boutique restaurant dedicated to delivering the best produce the Bay Area has to offer in the form of thoughtful, innovative cuisine. It’s the first solo venture of chef and owner Kim Alter, a woman whose recent accolades include 2018 James Beard Award semifinalist "Best Chef: West," in addition to being invited to cook with prestigious organizations like Outstanding in the Field and at the James Beard House.

Meet The Chef Behind One65, San Francisco's New Six-Floor French Culinary Destination

It’s one of the biggest and most ambitious restaurant projects San Francisco has seen in a while and it’s first floor—that’s right, just the first floor of six—opens its doors to the public Thursday, May 16, with the following floors opening on the 24th. Located on the street level of 165 O’Farrell Street, ONE65 Patisserie and Boutique is one of four unique modern French culinary dining experiences that will encompass ONE65.

The best boxed cake mix you can buy, according to chefs

• Many chefs update boxed cake mix by adding ingredients like vanilla beans or cocoa powder. Though no one denies the greatness of a cake made from scratch, a boxed cake can be just as delicious and is much easier to make. With the addition of just a few ingredients and an hour or so of your time, you can have a ready-made cake for any celebration. But how do you know which cake mix to choose? INSIDER asked chefs from across the country what their favorite cake mix was. Here's what they had

21 of the best frozen foods, according to chefs

Not all frozen products are considered taboo in the kitchen. In fact, many items, especially things that quickly go out of season, are routinely frozen by professional chefs for later use. Chefs also note that freezing things like produce at peak ripeness allows vegetables to maintain its sweetness, freshness, and nutrients, in addition to flavor. While some chefs decided to share with us their go-to frozen ingredients to cook with, others shared their favorite frozen snack foods and indulgences. Here's what these 21 chefs had to say.

Must-Try Mendocino: The Best Places To Wine & Dine

Mendocino, California is an idyllic coastal county home to rugged beaches, dramatic cliffs, redwoods and a picturesque, untamed coastline. In addition to its stunning natural beauty, it’s a hub for art and artists as well as incredible coastal and farm-to-table cuisine, thanks to its diverse landscape. From the lush wine and farming region of Anderson Valley to the seafood-driven communities of the coast, Mendocino is a hotbed of culinary delights and gourmet cuisine waiting to be discovered.

Get A Taste Of Fresh, Sustainable Cuisine At This Coastal California Getaway

Located about 60 miles up the picturesque California coast from San Francisco is Tomales Bay, an area known for its oysters, dairies, farms and ranches, as well as a rugged, wildlife-filled marine landscape. With scenic places such as Point Reyes National Seashore and Tamales Bay State Park nearby, it’s an ideal spot for outdoors-loving people who enjoy kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding and the like. If waking up to foggy mornings right on the bay and drinking coffee on the de

Step Aside Wonka, Dandelion Chocolate's New San Francisco Factory Has Arrived

Dandelion Chocolate initially started in 2010 as a side project of former tech-entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Dandelion Chocolate, Todd Masonis. What was once a simple operation, with him and his friends growing small cacao plans and making chocolate to sell out of his garage, has now transformed into one of the leading chocolate making companies not only the Bay Area, but also in the burgeoning industry of American craft chocolate. Today, this passion and obsession for quality, single-

This Company Is Using Blockchain Technology to Eradicate Slavery In The Chocolate Industry

Next time you unwrap a candy bar, consider this: an estimated 2.3 million children work in the cocoa fields of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. A number of major chocolate companies such as Nestlé, Mars and Hershey are a part of this problem and moreover, have acknowledged their usage of child slavery in their chocolate production. Despite this fact, many of these big league chocolate companies have yet to take meaningful action against the practice.

Want An Authentic Philly Cheesesteak In San Francisco? Go Here Now.

The Tilden Hotel is a chic boutique property once known as the Mark Twain Hotel. Originally built in 1928, the reimagined property boasts a rotating art collection of local artists; Tilden Cafe which serves a selection of high quality coffee and tea drinks alongside SF-based JANE’s pastries; a lively lobby that doubles as a great workspace thanks to free Wi-Fi, charging areas, a hip vibe and communal spaces; and last, but certainly not least, The Douglas Room.

Five Quirky Amenities Found In-Transit In Setouchi, Japan

Traveling through airports and train stations is rarely enjoyable. But you can count on Japan, more specifically the Setouchi region in Japan's southwest area, to make it at least a little more fun-filled thanks to its range of unique specialty items offered throughout its various transit hubs. Right off the plane or train travelers can experience some of the region’s most well-known offerings, such as the juice and soup faucets that are found throughout Setouchi.
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