Archive for May, 2011

Cancer, Cooking, and Courage

Cancer, Cooking, and Courage

| May 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

It takes courage to fight cancer, and sometimes cooking can provide comfort in a multitude of ways.

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Hello, Mayo, My Old Friend: Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs for Memorial Day

Hello, Mayo, My Old Friend: Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs for Memorial Day

Now that picnic season is officially upon us, it’s time to sass up that potato salad and those deviled eggs.

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Bay Area Food Secrets of Arnold Eric Wong, Executive Chef of E&O Trading Co.

Bay Area Food Secrets of Arnold Eric Wong, Executive Chef of E&O Trading Co.

| May 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Arnold Eric Wong is the Executive Chef of E&O Trading Company and is that rare born and bred San Francisco native. His style of modern “East-meets-West” Asian cuisine has evolved over nearly twenty years or professional cooking experience. Wong shared his food and restaurant favorites with Bay Area Bites, with an assist from his wife Amy.

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Vegan Fashion

Vegan Fashion

| May 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

The vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle extends beyond food. Compassion for animals and the planet affects what we buy when it comes to everything from body products to furniture to cleaning products to bedding to car interiors. And of course, it affects the clothing we wear.

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Veggie Burgers!

Veggie Burgers!

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time to talk about burgers (again). Yes, I know I just wrote about all-beef hamburgers, but you don’t need meat to make a tasty burger. Veggie burgers can be just as delicious as their beef counterparts, and healthier too.

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

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

| May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Two food truck events, Off the Grid and Bites on Broadway, debut soon in the East Bay. Find out how these street eat meet ups intend to reflect the flavor of the communities they serve — and who’s cooking.

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Danger Dogs Invade Oakland At Xolo Taqueria

Danger Dogs Invade Oakland At Xolo Taqueria

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Xolo Taqueria is the latest addition to the burgeoning East Bay Mexican food empire of Thomas Schnetz and Donna Savitsky.

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Farmers’ Market Profile: Ambatalia

Farmers’ Market Profile: Ambatalia

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon interviews Molly de Vries of local business, Ambatalia, about her burgeoning business and how she sees it impacting the environment and local community.

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Book Review: Tender, by Nigel Slater

Book Review: Tender, by Nigel Slater

British food writer Nigel Slater goes back to the garden in his new book, Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch.

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QUEST: The Science & Art of Cheese + The Terroir of Cheese

QUEST: The Science & Art of Cheese + The Terroir of Cheese

| May 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Take a video journey to Cowgirl Creamery in West Marin to learn how artisan cheese is made and how scientists are putting cheese under the microscope to gain new insights about this incredible, edible food. You can also watch another video to learn more about the role of terroir in artisan cheese.

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

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

| May 20, 2011 | 38 Comments

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

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Pasta Piselli: Fresh English Peas, Spring Onions, Pancetta and Pasta

Pasta Piselli: Fresh English Peas, Spring Onions, Pancetta and Pasta

Pasta Piselli is one of those dishes for us. A dish made with peas, tomatoes, herbs and onions, it is simple and forthright. There is nothing showy about this dish, yet made with fresh spring onions and just-shelled English peas, I find that it has an innate elegance that makes it perfect not only for a family meal but as something I would be proud to serve to guests.

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Spinach Cheddar Pancakes with Tomato-Orange Cream Sauce

Spinach Cheddar Pancakes with Tomato-Orange Cream Sauce

| May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

These savory pancakes are thick, fluffy, and full of spinach and cheese. With a zesty tomato-orange cream sauce poured on top, this is not your average stack of pancakes.

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Wild Game Feast: Swamp Cabbage Film Benefit

Wild Game Feast: Swamp Cabbage Film Benefit

Spooky, dark, weird, unpredictable, beautiful: the makers of the deep-Florida documentary Swamp Cabbage are throwing a wild game and foraged feast in Marin this Saturday.

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