Archive for July, 2012

Off the Grid Rolls Into Southside Berkeley on Telegraph

Off the Grid Rolls Into Southside Berkeley on Telegraph

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Off the Grid street food empire continues to expand its markets in the East Bay and debuted another location in Berkeley last night.

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Waffles for Marion Cunningham

Waffles for Marion Cunningham

Remembering longtime Bay Area cookbook author, writer, and teacher Marion Cunningham, whose updates of “The Fannie Farmer Cookbook,” among others, were the batter-splattered, soup-splashed go-tos for a modern generation of cooks.

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Maui Coffee Farm Tour

Maui Coffee Farm Tour

| July 11, 2012 | 4 Comments

Experience Maui through its coffee: we tour a small coffee estate, a commercial scale farm, learn about heirloom Maui-grown coffee, roast and bag, and of course, enjoy some fresh-brewed coffee.

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KQED’s Forum: How Nutritious are Calif. School Lunches?

KQED’s Forum: How Nutritious are Calif. School Lunches?

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

On July 1, new federal regulations went into effect to make your child’s school lunch more nutritious, like adding additional fresh fruits and vegetables. After the usual pizza and chicken nuggets, it sounds like needed change. But are schools ready? According to research from California Watch, 60 percent of schools in the state have trouble meeting the old nutrition requirements. How will they get up to speed?

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Strawberry and Mint Mojito (Made with Beer)

Strawberry and Mint Mojito (Made with Beer)

| July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Made with fresh strawberries, American blonde ale and agave nectar…this mojito is anything but ordinary. It’s fresh, bright and bound to be a classic.

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KQED’s Forum: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King

KQED’s Forum: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King

| July 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Samuel Zemurray was a poor Jewish immigrant, selling freckled bananas out of a boxcar before amassing a fortune in the banana trade. His rags-to-riches story is unveiled in a new biography by Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone Magazine contributing editor Rich Cohen. Cohen joins KQED’s Forum to discuss Zemurray’s life in relation to American capitalism, foreign relations in Latin America and beyond.

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Eggs-travaganza: Homemade Mayonnaise is Easy

Eggs-travaganza: Homemade Mayonnaise is Easy

Want to treat your burger, your grilled salmon, your potato salad, even your carrot sticks and asparagus spears right? In less than 10 minutes, you can whip up some lush and golden homemade mayonnaise perfect for slathering, dipping, and dunking.

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Medlock Ames: Century-Old Biker Bar Turns Eco-Friendly Tasting Room

Medlock Ames: Century-Old Biker Bar Turns Eco-Friendly Tasting Room

| July 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the heart of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, nestled between grapevines and the area’s rolling foothills, is the modern yet rustic Medlock Ames Tasting Room and Alexander Valley Bar. The tasting room is the only place in town where you can enjoy all of the lovely wines made by Medlock Ames just up the road at their Bell Mountain ranch. And just as it’s making its last call, the bar next door starts serving up fresh, garden-inspired cocktails using ingredients grown at that very location.

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KQED’s Forum: Picky Eaters

KQED’s Forum: Picky Eaters

| July 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, BAB blogger and author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate” discusses picky eating along with some other experts in the field.

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Chef Peter Merriman: A Pioneer in the Farm-to-Table Movement in Hawaii

Chef Peter Merriman: A Pioneer in the Farm-to-Table Movement in Hawaii

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chef Peter Merriman talks about Hawaii’s culinary scene, doing the right thing, and three local foods you have to try if you’re visiting Hawaii for the first time.

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BBQ with the Oakland Fire Department

BBQ with the Oakland Fire Department

| July 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

You may have to seek out the Oakland Fire Department’s corner of the People’s Choice category at the 2nd annual Bay Area BBQ Championship. But having tasted what Station 12 is bringing, I recommend looking for it, and saving some space. Recipes included.

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SF Chefs Lets You Eat, Drink and Ogle Chefs and Their Goods

SF Chefs Lets You Eat, Drink and Ogle Chefs and Their Goods

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd reports on the history behind the SF Chefs food festival, which is celebrating its fourth year this summer with a bounty of dinners, tastings, classes, and cooking demos. SF Chefs is the brainchild of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and celebrates our culinary community.

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Q & A with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate”

Q & A with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate”

| July 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic dishes the real scoop on picky eaters in her book “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate” with a generous side of belly laughs. A manifesto for picky eaters, and an explainer for omnivores!

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