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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How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

| May 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Guilty of letting salad greens go limp or yogurt languish long past its use-by date? You’re not alone. Sarah Henry offers tips on how to prevent food waste at home.

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Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry finds many new produce-centric hits among the recipes in the cookbook Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by local Cheryl Sternman Rule.

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Chez Panisse Alum Cook Up Culinary Performance Art Evening

Chez Panisse Alum Cook Up Culinary Performance Art Evening

| April 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Two Chez Panisse alum — Niki Ford and Tamar Adler — cook up a culinary performance art event at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, where Ford serves as the current culinary fellow for the artists in residence.

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America Revealed’s Food Machine and Food Forward Premieres:  A Tale of Two Totally Different PBS Programs

America Revealed’s Food Machine and Food Forward Premieres: A Tale of Two Totally Different PBS Programs

| April 2, 2012 | 11 Comments

Sarah Henry discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding two new food programs from PBS airing on KQED soon: America Revealed‘s first episode “Food Machine” on April 11 and Food Forward‘s pilot on April 9.

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Tracie McMillan, The American Way of Eating and Rush Limbaugh

Tracie McMillan, The American Way of Eating and Rush Limbaugh

| March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

First-time author Tracie McMillan talks to Sarah Henry about going undercover for her book The American Way of Eating, bouncing back from a Rush Limbaugh attack, and why everyone wants to eat well.

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FoodWorks: Canning Company Preserves Marin’s Produce

FoodWorks: Canning Company Preserves Marin’s Produce

| March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Canning queen Merrilee Olson lends her expertise to a new preservation project designed to help Marin farms — and county children fed by the Head Start program — by producing an artisan product from excess produce.

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Rancho La Puerta:  Culinary Vacation at Iconic Spa in Baja

Rancho La Puerta: Culinary Vacation at Iconic Spa in Baja

| February 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

Sarah Henry has the arduous task of reporting from the field following a week’s stay at the much-loved Ranch La Puerta fitness resort and spa, which also features an organic garden and culinary school.

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Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

| January 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

Kitchen on Fire, a cooking school based in the Gourmet Ghetto, opens a satellite classroom in West Berkeley this week.

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Good Food Awards: An Insider Takes BAB Behind-the-Scenes

Good Food Awards: An Insider Takes BAB Behind-the-Scenes

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good Food Awards insider and BAB contributor Karen Solomon offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the sustainable eats competition.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part Two

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part Two

| December 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry continues coverage of food trends and topics for 2011 with part-two of her top food stories posts. Up this time: food recalls, childhood obesity, partnerships in food, occupy food — and a healthy smattering of the year’s biggest food celebrities.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part One

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part One

| December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sarah Henry takes a look at the top food trends and topics for 2011. Part One: My Plate, food swaps, food fraud, eating bugs, and the growing number of hungry in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

On Thanksgiving, the biggest feast of the year, it’s time to show gratitude for the people who grow and harvest our food.

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Gabrielle Hamilton: Blood, Bones & Bombshells

Gabrielle Hamilton: Blood, Bones & Bombshells

| October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Reluctant chef and contrarian conversationalist Gabrielle Hamilton keeps Kim Severson on her toes at a City Arts & Lectures event.

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Rawdance Brings A Public Affair to Orson Restaurant

Rawdance Brings A Public Affair to Orson Restaurant

| October 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

The pair behind Rawdance bring their fresh moves to the restaurant scene in performances at Orson this week.

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