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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont’s.

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California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons

California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.

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We Didn’t Believe In ‘Artisanal’ Toast, Until We Made Our Own

We Didn’t Believe In ‘Artisanal’ Toast, Until We Made Our Own

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Inspired by toast’s ascendance as a trendy snack du jour, we push “artisanal” toast in new directions. Using a blowtorch, coffee maker and dryer, we prove you can toast it yourself without a toaster.

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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro’s ‘Dream’ Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro’s ‘Dream’ Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in the 2012 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.

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5 Bites: Enticing Lao Cuisine in the East Bay

5 Bites: Enticing Lao Cuisine in the East Bay

| April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

A popular topic at Bay Area Bites, East Oakland’s Lao cuisine has been featured in previous coverage. This roundup focuses on other fine Lao restaurants located throughout Oakland, San Pablo, El Sobrante and Albany.

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Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia … With No Yeast

Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia … With No Yeast

| April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That’s the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn’t have yeast on hand.

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Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought

Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they’ll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.

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UPDATE: Feds Say Powdered Liquor Not Actually Legal

UPDATE: Feds Say Powdered Liquor Not Actually Legal

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: Tuesday April 21: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau told CNN that its approval of Palchohol was an error. NPR amended the headline and Monday’s story accordingly.

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Celebrate Veg Week in the Bay Area

Celebrate Veg Week in the Bay Area

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

U.S. Veg Week takes place this Monday through Sunday, with events around the country. Check out cooking workshops and get discounts at participating restaurants. Or, if you’re curious, take the seven-day meat-free pledge.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The giant retailer says it’s adding a new line of organic food that’s at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can’t be achieved overnight.

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Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

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Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Terroir – All Food Expresses a Sense of Place

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Terroir – All Food Expresses a Sense of Place

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Learn about what makes food from different regions taste unique in this new video from filmmaker Douglas Gayeton of the Lexicon of Sustainability project. Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm is featured in the video and shares her thoughts about “terroir.”

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Watch Check, Please Bay Area review: Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Café

Watch Check, Please Bay Area review: Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Café

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Northern Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district, a California-style tapas eatery in Union City and an International Soul Food restaurant in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point.

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