After years of research, an animal scientist looking for ways to keep inflammation down in cattle came up with a novel approach: feed them flax. The flax in their food helps keep animals healthy and has an added benefit for those who later eat their meat: omega-3 enriched beef.
When she’s not working as an Interactive Producer for KQED’s QUEST, the science, nature and environment multimedia series, Jenny Oh is ruminating on food. An ex-resident of New York City, she took a hiatus from media production and served as a cheese buyer for the Union Square Whole Foods store in New York City. Jenny also had a memorably tough one-day stint at David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant where she realized her passion for food was best nurtured on the home front and not in professional kitchens. A resident of Oakland, you can often find Jenny pedaling around on her bike to keep tabs on food happenings in the East Bay.
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For the past month, every meal I’ve had at home has included tomatoes in some form. I’m not exaggerating. This time of year brings out the greedy tomato monster in me and I decided to can some for wintertime eating.
How does San Francisco’s 600 tons of compostable waste become a nutrient-rich material that improves the quality of our local wines? Watch QUEST’s Science on the SPOT story, Dark Matter: Inside the Compost Cycle to hear from agronomist Bob Shaffer, Northern California’s “compost guy,” and learn about the composting process.
Wendy and Susan Lieu of Socola Chocolatier are celebrating the launch of their new Sriracha Chili Truffles with a whimsical four-part video series, “For the Love of Chocolate.”
This past spring I traveled with fellow QUEST producer, Gabriela Quirós, to the Sacramento area to film at Sterling Caviar, one of two Californian companies currently producing caviar.
A big crowd gathered last night at the Make-Out Room to celebrate Mission Street Food’s forthcoming cookbook, “Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas From An Improbable Restaurant,” published by McSweeney’s new cookbook imprint. Includes a Q&A with authors, Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz.
Yesterday was Chop Bar’s first big roast pork party hosted at the Linden Street Brewery as the event had outgrown their restaurant space. Four big pigs from local farmer John Bledsoe were on deck for the hungry crowd.