'ginger' on Serious Eats

Let Them Eat: Chocolate Ginger Peach Icebox Cake

I recently worked on a video shoot making multiple Sacher tortes. Ingredients and snacks on set included apricot preserves, gingersnap cookies, and more bittersweet chocolate bars than Veruca Salt's father bought in search of the Wonka golden ticket. As I prepped, I assembled little gingersnap cookie sandwiches stuffed with chocolate and sticky with preserves. I knew I'd have to meld these ingredients in a cake. More

Cookie Monster: Candied Gingerbread Men

This year I've taken an interest in the history of Christmas traditions. My research has been casual at best, but I've found a few interesting tidbits. One tradition that puzzled me was gingerbread men. Why is it that every year millions of people bake ginger-flavored cookies in the shape of men? Not angels, not Christmas trees, but chubby little men? More

6 Ginger Sweets We Love In San Francisco

Since I was a child (when I would conduct a yearly Christmastime massacre of gingerbread men on a frankly horrifying scale) my favorite use for ginger has been in sweets. There is something irresistible about how the spicy, earthy taste of ginger is amped up by a little bit of sugar. If the recent proliferation of ginger sweets is anything to go by, then a lot of people share my enthusiasm. Here are 6 sweet spots in San Francisco to get your ginger fix, from giant scones to dainty chocolates. More

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