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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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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The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

From GMOs to apps on your phone, these were some of the biggest food stories and trends in 2013.

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AmazonFresh, Drones, Plated and Pizza Buttons: Food Delivery in the 21st Century

AmazonFresh, Drones, Plated and Pizza Buttons: Food Delivery in the 21st Century

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Food delivery technology — from Amazon drones to pizza at the press of a button — is exploding in San Francisco, meaning you can have fresh ingredients and recipes or take-out from your favorite restaurant delivered for a price.

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Eating Out for the Philippines: Restaurants Rally to Raise Funds for Haiyan Relief Efforts

Eating Out for the Philippines: Restaurants Rally to Raise Funds for Haiyan Relief Efforts

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bay Area restaurants are holding fundraiser and hosting events to raise money for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

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Smells Like Science? The Rise of Scent Technologies

Smells Like Science? The Rise of Scent Technologies

| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Smell technologies have been around for decades, but they’re finally getting a digital boost into the mainstream.

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Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

When Bison Brewery decided to grow hops in Oakland they didn’t expect to end up with plants all over the city, 40 kegs of specially-brewer beer and a festival this weekend. But, that’s what they harvested.

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Food Mash-Ups: The Most Popular Combos of the (Dying?) Craze

Food Mash-Ups: The Most Popular Combos of the (Dying?) Craze

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The food mash-up craze — combining two (or more) items into one — has very nearly run its course. Here are some of the most popular food mash-ups.

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In the Trash: The Wasted 40% of Food

In the Trash: The Wasted 40% of Food

| October 14, 2013 | 5 Comments

In the U.S., 40% of the food we produce gets throw away. Most of that ends up in landfills, instead of on the plates of the hungry. A few organizations in the Bay Area are hoping to change that.

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