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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren’t afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

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5 Bites: Tasty Thai Food in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo

5 Bites: Tasty Thai Food in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.

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Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can we expect more coverage of holes-in-the-wall, now that Jonathan Kauffman has joined the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food Section? Read Sarah Henry’s Q&A to find out.

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The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there’s a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.

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This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

| April 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade matzo isn’t complicated, but it does come with a set of rules for keeping it kosher. Want to try making it for Passover this year? Kate Williams will show you how.

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Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You’re Doing It Wrong

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You’re Doing It Wrong

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that’s an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Contigo, Smoke Berkeley and Paradiso

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s Season 9 second episode airs this eve, Thursday April 10, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. And if you don’t have a TV and want to watch the show online, the full episode will be available on the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The country’s move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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5 Explanations for Quirky Foodie Behavior

5 Explanations for Quirky Foodie Behavior

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a follow-up to my previous post, “5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild,” I thought I’d share some of my own personal reflections that might shed some light on why we foodies are such a quirky bunch.

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Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

Michael Mina Dishes Details for Pabu and The Ramen Bar

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pabu and The Ramen Bar, slated to open in mid-June, will be among the hottest new restaurants in San Francisco. Chef Michael Mina shares with Mary Ladd his favorite dishes from ramen to sushi, as well as the fate of his East Indian concept on Steuart Street.

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they’ve given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient “pseudo-cereal.”

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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they’ve found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.

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5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

| April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

If you spot people exhibiting these behaviors out in the world, chances are they’re foodies — like me.

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