Shelby Pope

Shelby Pope is a freelance writer living and eating her way through Oakland. She’s written about food, art and science for publications including The Bold Italic, The East Bay Express and The Toast. When she’s not taste testing sourdough bread to find the Bay Area’s best loaf, you can find her on Twitter @shelbylpope

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

| October 14, 2014 | 9 Comments

Don’t listen to what the New Yorkers say: you can find a good bagel in the Bay Area. Here are ten bagel options in the East Bay.

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Barista Secrets: 3 Tips For A Better At-Home Cup

Barista Secrets: 3 Tips For A Better At-Home Cup

| September 4, 2014 | 18 Comments

You’ve bought a French press, $50 burr grinder, and coffee from your favorite local roaster—so why doesn’t your coffee made at home taste as good as it does in their stores?

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Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

| August 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

The UCSF endocrinologist tells you how (and why) to start reducing sugar in your diet…and yes, you can still eat dessert.

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Going Against The Grain: Proposed FDA Rule Threatens Hidden World Of Spent Grain

Going Against The Grain: Proposed FDA Rule Threatens Hidden World Of Spent Grain

| June 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

For centuries, brewers have given farmers leftover grain to use as animal feed without any problems. So why is the FDA currently trying to regulate it?

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