Archive for November, 2012

Q&A with Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large

Q&A with Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large, who was recently re-elected and is a champion of food businesses as a way to grow and ultimately improve the city.

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Pop-Up Cafe Rice Paper Scissors Share their Vision (Video)

Pop-Up Cafe Rice Paper Scissors Share their Vision (Video)

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Small food business partners Valerie Luu & Katie Kwan of Rice Paper Scissors, a pop-up cafe serving Vietnamese food located in San Francisco, share their vision: integrating their eastern culinary heritage with the trending western street food culture.

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Mom’s Cranberry Apricot Scones

Mom’s Cranberry Apricot Scones

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eaten hot, straight from the oven, these scones are light and chewy inside, crunchy golden on the outside, and pure comfort all over.

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Q&A with Pastry Chef and Chocolate Expert Yigit Pura

Q&A with Pastry Chef and Chocolate Expert Yigit Pura

| November 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews chef Yigit Pura, who shares what it’s like to open a popular patisserie, write a cookbook and craft recipes. Pura is passionate about pastry and eager to get consumers interested in baking with unusual “adventure” ingredients.

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East Bay Bagel Smackdown: Beauty’s vs. Authentic Bagel Co.

East Bay Bagel Smackdown: Beauty’s vs. Authentic Bagel Co.

| November 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

Humble and homey, bagels are having their moment in Oakland. Beauty’s Bagel Shop and Authentic Bagel Company offer two new spots for Oaklanders to get their schmear on.

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Let the Cracking Begin! Dungeness Crab Season is Underway

Let the Cracking Begin! Dungeness Crab Season is Underway

| November 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Last year something was missing from Thanksgiving festivities in the Bay Area–Dungeness crab. Crabbers were on strike but fortunately, that was not the case this year. Here are some places to find Dungeness in the Bay Area.

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A Thanksgiving Feast For Your Eyes

A Thanksgiving Feast For Your Eyes

| November 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

I admit it, I’m one of those people that loves taking photos of their food as much as they love eating it. This past Thanksgiving, we joined four friends in San Francisco for a wonderful potluck dinner. Here’s a collection of images from our sumptuous holiday feast.

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Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Potato Pancakes

| November 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. You might be getting up at 3AM to stampede through Best Buy for that brand-new-tv-your-partner-must-have-for-Christmas, or you just might spend the day lounging around. Either way, this recipe is a good place to start. It’s full of flavor, decadent and bound to be a favorite.

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Local Hard Cider for Thanksgiving: Tilted Shed Ciderworks

Local Hard Cider for Thanksgiving: Tilted Shed Ciderworks

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

What are you drinking for Thanksgiving? This year, I’m toasting with dry, autumn-golden hard cider made by Sebastopol’s Tilted Shed Ciderworks, as craft cider makes a comeback in the Bay Area.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving Sans Meat With Kim O’Donnel

Celebrating Thanksgiving Sans Meat With Kim O’Donnel

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kim O’Donnel, author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations, dishes with Sarah Henry about serving a fun, festive holiday feast without the beast.

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Food Labeling: How to Identify Conventional, Organic and GMO Produce

Food Labeling: How to Identify Conventional, Organic and GMO Produce

| November 20, 2012 | 6 Comments

What can you tell from those numbers on fruit and vegetable stickers? The price look-up (PLU) code system used by most produce distributors has the side benefit of allowing consumers to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store.

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Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need

Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need

| November 19, 2012 | 6 Comments

Food banks are in the business of combating hunger — and they want to nourish their clients too. Sarah Henry reports on a new initiative designed to help places like the Alameda County Community Food Bank better serve people in need of a good feed.

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Cranberry Jalapeno Relish

Cranberry Jalapeno Relish

| November 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sweet, tart, with a subtle kick of jalapeno and a twist of lime, this cranberry relish packs a punch of flavor.

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KQED’s Forum: Hunger and Local Food Banks

KQED’s Forum: Hunger and Local Food Banks

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is just around the corner — but some local food banks are reporting a lack of donations. KQED’s Forum talks with local food banks about food shortages and what people can do to help.

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