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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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Michael Pollan Gets Cooking

April 29, 2013 diablo magazine

Kitchen wisdom from the author of the recent Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.

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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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Argentine Chef Francis Mallmann Plays with Fire

January 29, 2013 food books

An interview with iconic Argentine chef Francis Mallmann who taps into fire’s feminine side.

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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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Chew on This: Writer John Birdsall Offers Food for Thought

October 13, 2012 berkeley bites

A food writer dishes on the good and bad of the business and why he’s grateful for the gig.

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Acupuncturist Finds Bliss in Seasonal Food

October 8, 2012 berkeley bites

Nishanga Bliss, author of Real Food All Year, on eating seasonally and well.

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Food Blogger Erin Scott Fan of the Yummy Supper

September 17, 2012 baking

Blogger Erin Scott of Yummy Supper discusses how she found the joy of cooking again after going gluten free.

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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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What’s Cooking with Sustainable Seafood?

May 20, 2012 edible east bay magazine

Find the latest on sustainable seafood practices — along with seafood cookbook recommendations, recipes, and advice on choosing sustainable seafood too — in the summer issue of Edible East Bay magazine.

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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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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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Homegrown Truths From Chef Aaron French

January 24, 2012 berkeley bites

Sunny Side Cafe chef Aaron French explains why he thinks local, seasonal, sustainable food is important for people and the planet in The Bay Area Homegrown Cookbook: Local Food, Local Restaurants, Local Recipes.

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Michael Pollan’s Eating Advice for the New Year

January 3, 2012 berkeley bites

Author Michael Pollan offers timely advice to start the new year right with commonsense Food Rules.

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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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New Guide Aims to Improve School Food Beyond Berkeley

November 17, 2011 bay citizen

At a hands-on workshop at the recent Community Food Security Coalition Conference school food folk test recipes from the new guide, Cooking with California Food.

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Michael Pollan: New Food Rules, No Need to be Neurotic

November 3, 2011 berkeley bites

Author Michael Pollan teams up with artist Maira Kalman — and several reader-eaters — in the new edition of Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.

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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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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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Author Raj Patel’s Food Revolution: From Chips to Salad

April 1, 2011 berkeley bites

Author Raj Patel on why there’s reasons to be cheerful about the global food movement.

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From Psych Ward to Bagel Mensch

February 25, 2011 berkeley bites

Noah Alper overcame obstacles early in life and went on to run a wildly successful West Coast bagel business, Noah’s Bagels. He shares lessons learned from his successes in a recent book.

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Cookbook Giveaway: Fast, Fresh & Green

February 17, 2011 food book giveaways

Cookbook contest: Win a copy of Fast, Fresh, & Green by Susie Middleton

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Ravenous: Dayna Macy Faces Her Food Obsessions

January 28, 2011 berkeley bites

The author, who has had a challenging relationship with food much of her life, writes about how she made her peace with eating in a new book.

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Five Bay Area Cookbook Clubs

January 24, 2011 bay area bites

Each of these Bay Area cookbook clubs has its own flavor. Find out what’s cooking with each one.

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Alice Medrich’s Sweet Life

January 14, 2011 baking

Award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich on the sweet life, including her new book, Chewy Gooey, Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies.

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Best Blog Posts From the 2010 Lettuce Eat Kale Archives

December 29, 2010 bay area bites

Highlights from the 2010 food files of Lettuce Eat Kale.

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Farm Together Now

December 20, 2010 bay area bites

Amy Franceschini, Daniel Tucker, and Anne Hamersky provide a portrait of the people, places, and ideas in the American New Food Movement in their recently-released book Farm Together Now.

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Bumper Cookbook Giveaway Update

December 4, 2010 food book giveaways

The winners of the Lettuce Eat Kale end-of-year bumper cookbook giveaway. And a mystery solved.

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Bumper Cookbook Giveaway

November 26, 2010 food book giveaways

A dozen non-fiction food books up for grabs in the Lettuce Eat Kale end of year book giveaway.

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A Meat Lover’s Manifesto for Meatless Monday

October 24, 2010 civil eats

Omnivore Kim O’Donnel makes the case for taking a day away from meat.

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Cookbook Giveaway: D.I.Y. Delicious

September 30, 2010 food book giveaways

Win a copy of Vanessa Barrington’s gorgeous new cookbook D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food From Scratch.

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Vanessa Barrington: The D.I.Y. Delicious Diva

September 29, 2010 civil eats

Vanessa Barrington dishes up unfussy, homemade fare in her new cookbook D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Foods from Scratch. Ever wondered how to make kitchen staples like pickles, yogurt, or bread? Then this may well be the book for you.

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Fearless Critic Brings Blind Tasting To UC Berkeley

September 17, 2010 berkeley bites

Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better? Not necessarily so says Fearless Critic Robin Goldstein, who continues his research into how price and marketing impact people’s palate in blind tasting research at UC Berkeley.

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Book Giveaway: Will Write For Food

August 30, 2010 food book giveaways

Win a copy of Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob, a bible for food scribes.

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Q&A With The Homesteader’s Kitchen Author

July 29, 2010 food book giveaways

I heard you. Help is on the way. This post is for all you artichoke, eggplant, beet, kale, parsnip, kohlrabi, rutabaga, celeriac, and (your veg of choice here) phobes. July’s cookbook giveaway sparked so much reader interest — and requests for help with veggie recipes in particular, that I felt compelled, compelled I tell you, [...]

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Cookbook Giveaway: The Homesteader’s Kitchen

July 15, 2010 farmers' markets

Win a copy of The Homesteader’s Kitchen: Recipes From Farm to Table by Robin Burnside

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Photographer Sara Remington on Shooting Food

July 1, 2010 civil eats

Photographer Sara Remington talks about shooting food, adventures with bees, and more.

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Cookbook Giveaway: Mixt Salads

June 6, 2010 food book giveaways

Want to win a copy of Mixt Salads by Andrew Swallow, co-owner of the boutique salad bar Mixt Greens? Tell me about your favorite salad.

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Farmer Jane: Females in the Fields

May 4, 2010 civil eats

A queen of green focuses her first book on female farmers, a subject author Temra Costa comes to organically. Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, grew out of Costa’s career in sustainable food, and her passion for eating locally and seasonally.

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Book Giveaway: Spoon Fed by Kim Severson

April 15, 2010 civil eats

Book Giveaway: Spoon Fed by Kim Severson, food writer for The New York Times.

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Darra Goldstein's Global Gastronomical Tour

April 7, 2010 civil eats

Going around the globe with Gastronomica’s Darra Goldstein without leaving Berkeley.

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Seven Reasons Why the Time is Ripe for School Lunch Reform

April 5, 2010 civil eats

Academic Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All: Fixing School Food in America, discusses school food reform at a California Food Policy Advocates event.

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A Culinary Confession

March 23, 2010 civil eats

Confessions of a lapsed vegetarian. Blame it on Bakesale Betty.

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Mollie Katzen: Get Cooking Author Dishes

March 4, 2010 food book giveaways

Q&A with beloved & bestselling cookbook author Mollie Katzen of Moosewood fame.

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Michael Pollan Talks Food Rules in San Francisco

January 23, 2010 civil eats

Find out what the affable, ethical epicurean had to say today in my post on Michael Pollan for Berkeleyside, which was also republished at Civil Eats. And check back here next week for this month’s book giveaway, a signed copy of Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.

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Cool Cuisine Author Advocates Green Grub to Save Globe

January 14, 2010 food book giveaways

Laura Stec combines her passion for the planet with a love of food in her efforts to promote green cuisine — eating healthily and well while treading lightly on Mother Earth. And she’s got the cred to back up her good intentions.  Laura trained at the Culinary Institute of America, School of Natural Cookery, and [...]

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