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Megan Gordon’s Granola Goodness

January 17, 2014 baking

Start the day with some whole-grain goodness, courtesy of the brains behind the biz Marge Granola.

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Jamie Oliver Tours Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters

January 10, 2014 bay area bites

Catching up with the Food Revolution campaigner, Jamie Oliver, over a bowl of black-eyed peas at the Edible Schoolyard.

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Exploratorium Elevates Museum Eating Experience

July 29, 2013 bay area bites

Chef Loretta Keller, the force behind the Exploratorium’s new culinary options, talks bee jet lag, living foods, and seawater cocktails.

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Berkeley School Cooking & Gardening Classes in Jeopardy

May 21, 2013 bay area bites

Berkeley public schools are in danger of losing their gardening and cooking classes due to federal funding cuts. A report on what the community is doing to save their edible education program.

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Almost Wordless Wednesday

May 8, 2013 bay area bites

Federal funding cuts coming to some schools’ cooking and gardening programs.

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Coming Soon: A Supermarket in West Oakland

April 15, 2013 bay area bites

People’s Community Market, projected to open in West Oakland in the fall of 2014, is inching closer to full funding. Brahm Ahmadi explains to Sarah Henry why the supermarket has been a long time coming and what local residents can expect.

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What Goes on Behind the Kitchen Door

March 28, 2013 bay area bites

UC Berkeley’s Saru Jayaraman, on a mission to improve the working conditions of restaurant employees around the country, is the author of Behind the Kitchen Door.

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Sodium Girl Jessica Goldman Foung Finds Flavor Sans Salt

March 3, 2013 bay area bites

Sodium Girl Jessica Goldman Foung finds flavor without the salt shaker.

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A Cuban-American Chez Panisse Chef Explores Her Roots

March 1, 2013 bay area bites

A Cuban-American line cook talks about her recent trip to Cuba as part of a Chez Panisse connected culinary diplomacy tour.

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The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles Serves the Hungry

January 31, 2013 bay area bites

Self-described Jesus freak Sara Miles, who runs The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, explains why she feels compelled to feed people in need.

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Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need

December 19, 2012 bay area bites

Food banks are in the business of combating hunger — and they want to nourish their clients too. Find out about a new initiative designed to help places like the Alameda County Community Food Bank better serve people in need of a good feed.

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Kim O’Donnel on Celebrating the Holidays Without Meat

December 17, 2012 bay area bites

Kim O’Donnel, author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations, dishes on serving a fun, festive holiday feast without the beast.

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Catherine McCord Dishes on Cooking with Kids

December 9, 2012 bay area bites

The voice behind the popular food blog weelicious shares her tips on family cooking, recipe too.

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Maui Rides Another Culinary Wave

November 1, 2012 baking

Maui’s culinary scene is thriving — thanks to homegrown chefs and farmers with a focus on local food. A report from the field.

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Good Eggs Goes Beyond the Produce Box

September 27, 2012 baking

A new start-up connects local food artisans with a public hungry for good grub grown and produced closed to home. Meet the good eggs behind Good Eggs.

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Rogue Cafe: Backlash in Berkeley Over Backyard Brunch

August 3, 2012 bay area bites

Care for a little controversy with your morning coffee and scrambled eggs? The renegade Rogue Cafe comes under fire.

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Why Sustainability Matters in the Restaurant Business

July 26, 2012 bay area bites

The head of sustainability for the Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich restaurant empire dishes on what her job entails — and offers a rebuttal to critics who sniff at whether sustainability discussions belong in the culinary world.

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How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

July 18, 2012 bay area bites

Guilty of letting salad greens go limp or yogurt languish long past its use-by date? You’re not alone. Find tips on how to prevent food waste at home.

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Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

July 3, 2012 bay area bites

Formerly homeless and now the voice behind Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke, Diana Johnson talks about eating healthily on a shoestring, the hidden hungry, and teaching people to cook cheaply and well.

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Food in Jars: A Canning Queen and her Cookbook

June 22, 2012 bay area bites

Canning queen Marisa McClellan, of Food in Jars fame, talks about the pleasures of preserving. Apricot jam recipe too.

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Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

April 25, 2012 baking

Ripe: A Fresh Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables showcases Cheryl Sternman Rule’s pithy wit and Paulette Phlipot’s vibrant images. But produce — in all its weird and wonderful glory — gets top billing in this cookbook.

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A Tale of Two Totally Different PBS Programs: America Revealed’s Food Machine and Food Forward

April 11, 2012 bay area bites

The good, the bad, and the ugly regarding two new food programs from PBS: America Revealed‘s first episode “Food Machine” and Food Forward‘s pilot.

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Tracie McMillan, The American Way of Eating and Rush

March 18, 2012 bay area bites

First-time author Tracie McMillan about going undercover for her book The American Way of Eating, bouncing back from a Rush Limbaugh attack, and why everyone wants to eat well.

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FoodWorks: Canning Company Preserves Marin’s Produce

March 11, 2012 bay area bites

Canning queen Merrilee Olson lends her expertise to a new preservation project designed to help Marin farms — and county children fed by the Head Start program — by producing an artisan product from excess produce.

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Rancho La Puerta: Culinary Vacation at Iconic Spa in Baja

February 24, 2012 bay area bites

Sarah Henry has the arduous task of reporting from the field following a week’s stay at the much-loved Ranch La Puerta fitness resort and spa, which also features an organic garden and culinary school.

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Best Blog Posts from the 2011 Lettuce Eat Kale Archives

December 28, 2011 baking

Wherein we look back at the stories of 2011 on LEK, pick the best of the bunch, and then take a nap.

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Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011 bay area bites

Taking a moment on the biggest food holiday of the year, to thank the people who grow and harvest our food.

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Gabrielle Hamilton: Blood, Bones & Bombshells

October 25, 2011 bay area bites

Reluctant chef and contrarian conversationalist Gabrielle Hamilton keeps Kim Severson on her toes at a City Arts & Lectures event.

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Toast: A Slice of Nigel Slater’s Life Comes to the Screen

October 13, 2011 bay area bites

Nigel Slater’s new film, “Toast,” based on his best-selling memoir of the same name, reveals a boy, his hunger, and the power of food in an unhappy family.

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Joe Yonan on the Joys of Solo Suppers

October 11, 2011 bay area bites

Joe Yonan on why cooking for one is worthwhile–and the joys of leaving dishes in the sink with no one to nag you about the mess.

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Corner Store: Film Explores Community Hub and Home

September 25, 2011 bay area bites

The Corner Store follows one Palestinian shopkeeper’s story of sadness and sacrifice to secure a better life for his family in the United States.

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SF Street Food Fest: The Twitter Set and the Untwitterific

August 31, 2011 bay area bites

A recap of the San Francisco Street Food Festival, mobile chow central for a new wave of street food vendors.

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Alice Waters: Lunch, Levi’s and Edible Education

August 26, 2011 bay area bites

Alice Waters takes to the streets of San Francisco to serve her vision of school lunch, launch Edible Schoolyard T-shirts, and sign her new book about 40 years of Chez Panisse.

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San Francisco Street Food Festival: Veg-Friendly Eats

August 19, 2011 bay area bites

A guide to a dozen food truck purveyors dishing up vegetarian options at the San Francisco Street Food Festival.

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Whole Foods Parking Lot: Remixed and Revisited

August 17, 2011 bay area bites

Catching up with DJDave on the follow-up to his viral hit Whole Foods Parking Lot.

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Hush Supper Club Quietly Reveals Spicy Secrets

August 14, 2011 bay area bites

The popular Washington. D.C. underground dinner, Hush Supper Club, serves up a trio of dinners in the Bay Area this summer. Find out what’s on the menu at these spicy salons.

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First Lady, Food Deserts & New Fund for Hungry

July 21, 2011 bay area bites

First Lady Michelle Obama announces a new food financing initiative designed to increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities in California.

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Sustainable Seafood: New and Noteworthy Resources

July 12, 2011 bay area bites

Choosing sustainable seafood can be challenging for consumers. Some resources to help take the guesswork out of tricky, fishy business.

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The Perennial Plate Swings by the San Francisco Bay Area

June 30, 2011 baking

Meet omnivorous chef Daniel Klein and his vegetarian girlfriend/cameragal Mirra Fine, the dynamic duo behind The Perennial Plate, a web-based, weekly documentary real food romp devoted to socially responsible, sustainable and adventurous eating.

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It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot

June 16, 2011 bay area bites

An interview with Whole Foods Parking Lot creator DJDave, also known as David Wittman, who penned a memorable little ditty viewed by millions about what goes down in the Whole Foods parking lot for affluent shoppers picking up organic kale and Kombucha.

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Food Forward: A Sustainable TV Show for All Americans

June 5, 2011 bay area bites

The TV pilot for “Food Forward” profiles people across the country making a difference in communities where good food is hard to come by, through their work in small-scale sustainable food production.

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Best Blog Post Ever: It’s Kinda Cheesy

June 5, 2011 bay area bites

Who knew asking readers for their pizza picks would generate such a huge response?

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5 Questions for Food Forward Filmmaker Greg Roden

June 2, 2011 bay area bites

Food Forward, a new TV program coming to PBS this fall, showcases food renegades around the country changing the way Americans eat.

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Off the Grid & Bites on Broadway: Food Trucks Debut in East Bay

May 31, 2011 bay area bites

Food truck hubs are setting up shop in the East Bay this summer. Off the Grid opens in North Berkeley June 1; Bites on Broadway begins in Oakland June 10.

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So You Want to be a Successful Food Blogger? Here’s How.

May 23, 2011 bay area bites

Food blogs are a dime a dozen in cyberspace. Find out how to stand out from the pack.

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The Artisan Kitchen in Richmond: A Co-op Cooking Space

May 10, 2011 baking

The Artisan Kitchen, a cooperative kitchen in Richmond, California, serves as an incubator for budding food businesses in the Bay Area.

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Bread, Cheese and Banter: On Artisan Food

April 26, 2011 baking

Kim Severson talks with Sue Conley of the Cowgirl Creamery and Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery about the artisan way as part of the City Arts & Lectures program in San Francisco.

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Food Swaps: Sharing Goodies, Stocking Pantries, One Trade at a Time

April 13, 2011 baking

Find out why food swapping is the latest D.I.Y. trend around the country. Wanna trade?

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Mission Reinvention: Food Businesses Buck Recession

April 11, 2011 bay area bites

Edible entrepreneurs in San Francisco’s Mission District find creative ways to sell food during hard financial times.

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Ex-pat Brings Euro Sensibility to Veggie Cooking Classes

March 22, 2011 bay area bites

Paris-based Theresa Murphy of La Cucina Di Terresa brings her cooking from the soil culinary class series–a celebration of seasonal vegetables–back to the Bay Area.

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