Archive for November, 2011

Your Bay Area Vegan Thanksgiving Event and Meal Guide

Your Bay Area Vegan Thanksgiving Event and Meal Guide

| November 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Vegans and vegetarians also love to celebrate Thanksgiving with those closest to them and share a grand meal. What we do differently is not just swap out the meat — we also thank the animals who make our lives richer, funnier, eye-opening, and loving. Here is a list of events and meal options in the area that are sure to make your veggie Thanksgiving a fabulous one!

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A Slice of Life: Two Women, Pie, and the Search for Home

A Slice of Life: Two Women, Pie, and the Search for Home

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Ryan Farr’s Bible For Whole Beast Butchery

Ryan Farr’s Bible For Whole Beast Butchery

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

There’s a new family member in 4505 Meats’ “Swine So Fine Product Line” making its debut this month: Whole Beast Butchery: The Complete Visual Guide to Beef, Lamb and Pork.

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Moroccan Cookbook Throwdown: Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco vs. Mourad: New Moroccan

Moroccan Cookbook Throwdown: Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco vs. Mourad: New Moroccan

| November 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

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?

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Oakland March Calls on Trader Joe’s to Support Rights for Farmworkers

Oakland March Calls on Trader Joe’s to Support Rights for Farmworkers

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Farmers’ Market Profile: JARRED  SF brine

Farmers’ Market Profile: JARRED SF brine

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon speaks with JARRED SF brine about their new Bay Area-based pickling business.

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Benu: A Meditative Meal

Benu: A Meditative Meal

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

I spent 3 hours reveling in the exquisite 19-course tasting menu at Benu, which was recently awarded with two Michelin stars.

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Occupy Oakland General Strike and the Whole Foods Incident

Occupy Oakland General Strike and the Whole Foods Incident

| November 3, 2011 | 22 Comments

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.

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Ten Ethnic Cooking Classes Around the Bay Area

Ten Ethnic Cooking Classes Around the Bay Area

| November 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

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.

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Michael Mina, American Fish (Las Vegas)

Michael Mina, American Fish (Las Vegas)

| November 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Chef Michael Mina talks about his latest venture in Las Vegas, American Fish, techniques you can bring into your own kitchen, inspiration, and of course, great food.

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