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.
Archive for November, 2011
Megan Gordon talks to Black Jet Bakery’s Gillian Shaw and Pietisserie’s Jaynelle St. Jean about finding a true place for their small businesses in the Bay Area.
It’s Morocco vs. Moroccan on the cookbook shelves this week. Local Mediterranean-cooking expert Paula Wolfert revisits classic North African home cooking, while Mourad Lahlou, the tattooed, Moroccan-born chef of Aziza in the Outer Richmond, shares his cross-cultural restaurant inventions. Who will win your bookstore dollars?
On Sunday the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW); participants of the Food Justice conference and Bay Area community allies marched in Oakland for farmworker justice. The destination was Trader Joe’s where the group planned deliver a letter, calling on the company to support human rights for farmworkers, specifically the workers who harvest tomatoes sold in their stores.
I was taking photos to cover the Occupy movement’s General Strike in Oakland for KQED News on 11/2/11. I followed a few smaller contingents to document their marches including the education protest at the University of California and the Anti-Capitalist March. Here is my perspective on the situation that occurred at the Oakland Whole Foods during the Anti-Capitalist March. I have also included a couple of graphic videos by others to reveal some of the activities that took place.
Want to learn to whip up a fiery Ethiopian stew, sublime Italian greens, lively Russian piroshki or zesty Malaysian noodles? A cornucopia of ethnic cooking classes are waiting for you in kitchens sprinkled all over the Bay Area. Here’s a round-up of ten local ethnic cooking classes rich with flavor and tradition.