Sarah Henry

Sarah Henry hails from Sydney, Australia, where she grew up eating lamingtons, Vegemite, and prawns (not shrimp) on the barbie (barbecue). Sarah has called the Bay Area home for the past two decades and remembers how delighted she was when a modest farmers' market sprouted in downtown San Francisco years ago. As a freelance writer Sarah has covered local food people, places, politics, culture, and news for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, California, San Francisco, Diablo, Edible East Bay, Edible Marin & Wine Country, and Berkeleyside. A contributor to the national food policy site Civil Eats, her stories have also appeared in The Atlantic, AFAR, Gilt Taste, Ladies' Home Journal, Grist, Shareable, and Eating Well. An epicurean tour guide for Edible Excursions, Sarah is the voice behind the blog Lettuce Eat Kale and tweets under that moniker too.

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Coming Soon: A Supermarket in West Oakland

Coming Soon: A Supermarket in West Oakland

| April 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

People’s Community Market, projected to open in West Oakland in the fall of 2014, is inching closer to full funding. Brahm Ahmadi explains to Sarah Henry why the supermarket has been a long time coming and what local residents can expect.

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What Goes on Behind the Kitchen Door

What Goes on Behind the Kitchen Door

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

UC Berkeley’s Saru Jayaraman is on a mission to improve the working conditions of restaurant employees around the country. The author of Behind the Kitchen Door talks with Sarah Henry.

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Sodium Girl Jessica Goldman Foung Finds Flavor Sans Salt

Sodium Girl Jessica Goldman Foung Finds Flavor Sans Salt

| February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

The bubbly voice behind the blog Sodium Girl has a new cookbook. Sarah Henry talks with Jessica Goldman Foung about finding flavor outside the salt shaker.

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A Cuban-American Chez Panisse Chef Explores Her Culinary Roots

A Cuban-American Chez Panisse Chef Explores Her Culinary Roots

| February 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

A Cuban-American Chez Panisse chef talks about her recent trip to Cuba as part of a culinary diplomacy tour in a story by BAB’s Sarah Henry.

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The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles on Serving the City’s Hungry

The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles on Serving the City’s Hungry

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Self-described Jesus freak Sara Miles, who runs The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, explains to Sarah Henry why she feels compelled to feed people in need.

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Catherine McCord Dishes on Cooking with Kids

Catherine McCord Dishes on Cooking with Kids

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

The blogger behind the popular family-friendly site weelicious, Catherine McCord, shares advice from her new book on cooking for — and with — children in a chat with Sarah Henry.

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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 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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Maui Rides Another Culinary Wave

Maui Rides Another Culinary Wave

| October 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Maui’s culinary moment: The island’s food scene is flourishing, thanks to a new breed of farmers and chefs. Sarah Henry reports from the field.

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Alice Waters Partners with Hyatt on Organic Kids’ Menu

Alice Waters Partners with Hyatt on Organic Kids’ Menu

| August 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

In an unexpected alliance, real food restaurateur Alice Waters has teamed up with the Hyatt Corporation to improve the children’s menus of the hotel chain. Sarah Henry reports.

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Rogue Cafe: Backlash in Berkeley Over Backyard Brunch

Rogue Cafe: Backlash in Berkeley Over Backyard Brunch

| July 27, 2012 | 9 Comments

A tempest in a coffee cup played out in Berkeley this week as a small core of vocal critics sought to shut down the pop-up (and permit-less) Rogue Cafe — once they learned about the under-the-radar brunch venue on Berkeleyside. Sarah Henry investigates the brewing brouhaha.

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Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

| June 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

Formerly homeless and now the voice behind Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke, Diana Johnson talks with Sarah Henry about eating healthily on a shoestring, the hidden hungry, and teaching people to cook cheaply and well.

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Food in Jars Canning Queen Comes to Bay Area

Food in Jars Canning Queen Comes to Bay Area

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Food in Jars author Marisa McClellan talks with Sarah Henry about the renewed interest in the age-old art of preserving.

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Should Sustainability be a Factor in Restaurant Food?

Should Sustainability be a Factor in Restaurant Food?

| May 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

The head of sustainability and food safety for the Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich restaurant empire tells Sarah Henry what her job entails — and offers a rebuttal to critics who sniff at whether the culinary world has a role to play in sustainable food matters.

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