White beans on bruschetta: Party food that’s also healthy

Parties can be tricky territory for the healthy eater. If you host, you want to serve guests something tasty enough to make the occasion feel special. And if you are a guest, you want to bring something delicious and impressive, but that won’t totally blow your diet. My solution? Tuck something nutritious and delicious on that hors d’oeuvres tray.

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Video: Here’s how to clean Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab season is upon us, and delightful though they are, these crustaceans can be a challenge to clean. Former Sacramento Bee food writer Gwen Schoen and chef Ed Jayousi demonstrate how to get past the shell and into the meat of the matter. As was said on screen and remains true today: “Ya gotta love crab.”

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Video: Holiday how-to for achieving a well-carved turkey

It’s the time of the season for feasting, and to do that with a dose of panache, carve the bird correctly. This classic Bee video from 2008, featuring former food editor Gwen Schoen and Shawn Menard from Chops restaurant, provides a step-by-step guide for getting that bird most pleasingly on the platter.

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