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frugal gourmet

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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Culture Clash: D.I.Y. Yogurt vs. Mass Market

April 20, 2012 food businesses

Yogurt is becoming an increasingly popular item at the grocery store, though some eaters are opting to make their own or find artisan varities without additives.

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Communal Supper Club Frugal Foodies Seeks New Home

September 9, 2011 berkeley bites

Frugal Foodies, a cheap, wholesome eats meet up, is looking for a new home and host.

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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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Farewell to Berkeley’s Frugal Foodies

December 16, 2010 berkeley bites

For the past five and a half years, J Moses Ceaser has opened his home every Tuesday night to old friends and complete strangers with the sole purpose of getting people in the kitchen cooking a vegetarian meal from scratch for a fraction of the cost of eating out — while creating community on the […]

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San Francisco's Street Eats Scene

October 30, 2009 comfort food

Okay, so I’m a little obsessed with street food right now. First it was Oakland. Then Sydney. Last night it was time to check out the sidewalk scene in my old stomping ground San Francisco. It was the call of the Creme Brulee Cart that beckoned me across the Bay on a night when there […]

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A Shout Out for the Eat Real Food Festival

August 29, 2009 comfort food

A roasty toasty day by the bay and foodie folk swarmed Jack London Square in Oakland to sample cheap-yet-chic street eats dished out of food trucks and pedal carts at the Eat Real Festival, an outdoor event where small bites sell for five bucks or less. Thanks, in part, to Twitter, grabbing good food on […]

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Frugal Gourmet: How to Eat Well on a Budget

July 31, 2009 frugal gourmet

Yuriko Gamo Romer and her family no longer stroll down the street to eat sushi, burgers, or pasta at the restaurants that dot the main drag of their neighborhood in San Francisco. The Silas-Gonzalez clan from Oakland now spends more time cooking meals from scratch. The dads in both these families were recently laid off, […]

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