Kelly O'Mara

Kelly O'Mara is a writer and reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about food, health, sports, travel, business and California news. Her work has appeared on KQED, online for Outside Magazine and in Competitor Magazine, among others.

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New Food Domain Extensions Released Including .food, .restaurant and .organic

New Food Domain Extensions Released Including .food, .restaurant and .organic

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

ICANN has released thousands of new domain extension–including .food and .restaurant and even .organic. This could be a windfall for small food businesses, as long as they can figure out how it works.

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AP Stylebook Adds ‘Aioli,’ ‘Vegan,’ and ‘Buffalo Wings’

AP Stylebook Adds ‘Aioli,’ ‘Vegan,’ and ‘Buffalo Wings’

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The AP Stylebook announced its changes for the year, which include a number of food additions. The add-ons may have larger implications in how the foods and food trends are seen in society.

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Whole Animal Butchery: The Growth, the Problems, and the Future

Whole Animal Butchery: The Growth, the Problems, and the Future

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whole animal, or whole beast, butchery has become wildly popular in the last five years. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not without its challenges — still. Top local butchers talk about how the industry has changed and if this trend is here to stay.

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The 85% True Story of Vivien Straus — as a One-Woman Show, with Cheese

The 85% True Story of Vivien Straus — as a One-Woman Show, with Cheese

| March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cheese-tastings and a look inside the Straus family dairy: Vivien Straus, of the Straus Family Creamery, will perform her one-woman autobiographical show in April. Expect cows, jokes, cheese and her playing 15 different characters.

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What is Munchery: The Food Delivery Service Raises Funding, Looks to Expand

What is Munchery: The Food Delivery Service Raises Funding, Looks to Expand

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chef-prepared meals delivered to your door? Munchery is hoping to expand its service with new funding and new chefs.

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What To Do About Your Recalled Meat

What To Do About Your Recalled Meat

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Petaluma’s Rancho Feeding Corp. has shut down and is being investigated after having been forced to recall nearly 9 million pounds of meat. The shutdown is affecting a number of local meat producers and consumers. Any tainted beef should be thrown out.

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Kitchener to Open a Rotating Take-Out Window in Oakland

Kitchener to Open a Rotating Take-Out Window in Oakland

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A take-out window with rotating foods? That’s what Kitchener, a community kitchen in Oakland, hopes to open later this spring with Kickstarter funding.

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A Few Kitchen Websites You Should Be Visiting

A Few Kitchen Websites You Should Be Visiting

| February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

When it’s time to stock up the kitchen, where do you turn? Check out these staple websites for cooking gadgets and tools.

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Get in the Sochi Spirit Like an Olympian

Get in the Sochi Spirit Like an Olympian

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Athletes in Sochi are eating Russian-inspired foods at the cafeteria, but scrounging for snacks from home. And, they’re celebrating with free beer, Coke and Olympic-themed treats.

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Kitchen Gadgets Every Cook Has to Have

Kitchen Gadgets Every Cook Has to Have

| February 7, 2014 | 3 Comments

There are hundreds of gadgets you can buy for your kitchen. But, what are the ones the amateur cook really can’t do without? Here are a few that should probably line your shelves.

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New Years Resolutions 101: What to Eat for Working Out

New Years Resolutions 101: What to Eat for Working Out

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

As we all hit the gym and the trails, aiming to get fit and lose weight in the new year, it’s important to know what to eat before, during and after exercise. Follow these simple tips to stay healthy.

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The New Food Apps You Don’t Want to Miss

The New Food Apps You Don’t Want to Miss

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

With more people using smartphones than ever, look for these newly launched and soon to come food apps in 2014.

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Volunteers Most Needed to Feed the Hungry After the Holiday Season

Volunteers Most Needed to Feed the Hungry After the Holiday Season

| January 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Soup kitchens, food banks and nonprofits are overrun with volunteers during the holidays. But, the real need comes Jan. 1 — after the hordes disappear.

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Food Trends that Fed and Fueled the Bay Area in 2013

Food Trends that Fed and Fueled the Bay Area in 2013

| January 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here are some of the Bay Area’s tastiest and trendiest foods and drinks of 2013.

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