Forget whole grain, naturally sweetened cookies. For holiday gift-giving, nothing beats old-fashioned, sugar-filled treats, like this trio of Southern-style confections from Kate Williams.
I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED.org's Food portal. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX . You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.
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The tenth episode of the season features these restaurants: Loló Restaurant (San Francisco), Salute E Vita Ristorante (Richmond) and Le Garage (Sausalito). Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Fortified Wines.
Reporter: Mina Kim
From New York City to California, local officials are pushing ideas to get consumers to cut down on soft drinks. Health experts say sugary drinks like Coke and Pepsi contribute to obesity and diabetes. And now two California cities, Richmond and El Monte, are asking voters to approve taxes on those drinks.
The California Report Magazine Host: Scott Shafer
One health-related ballot measure getting nationwide attention is Proposition 37 — which goes to the heart of how much information consumers should have about their food. Prop. 37 requires labeling on raw or processed food that’s made from certain genetically engineered materials. It also prohibits calling any foods like that “natural” on the packaging. Supporters say consumers have a right to this information. Opponents say the measure is misleading and full of loopholes.
Should California require labeling of genetically modified foods? That’s the goal of Proposition 37 on the November state ballot. Supporters say GMO labeling will provide California consumers with valuable information, while detractors claim it will simply add unnecessary confusion and cost to the food system.
Restaurants reviewed: Café Borrone (Italian American cuisine in Menlo Park), Wexler’s (American BBQ in San Francisco), Big 4 Restaurant (New American cuisine in San Francisco). Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Cabernet Sauvignon.
Restaurants reviewed: Source Restaurant (International Organic Vegetarian/Vegan cuisine in San Francisco), Morning Due Cafe (American/Mediterranean cuisine in San Francisco), Mua (New American cuisine in Oakland)
The seventh episode of the season features these restaurants: Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco). Watch host Leslie Sbrocco’s video wine tip of the week: Sauvignon Blanc – The Wild Child of Whites.
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House (Oakland), Pho Vi Hoa (Los Altos), Grand Café (SF). Free Check, Please! event in SF at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on Friday Sept. 14, 5-10pm. Party with Leslie Sbrocco and the production crew! RSVP and Ticket info in post.
My decompression from Burning Man Fertility 2.0 (aka Dustpocalypse) has involved a slow editing process reliving the visual experiences I encountered on the playa. My journey consisted of a vague agenda to search out food-related imagery to share on Bay Area Bites but I was quickly swept into a vortex of art, fire and fun that subverted my linear efforts. I submitted to the fluidity of life at Burning Man and accepted that wherever I ended up was clearly the place I was supposed to be for that moment. And, of course, I took photos of those moments. Here are some of the things I experienced…
In 2007, Oakland’s Beth Terry decided to give up plastic after seeing a picture of a dead seabird, its stomach filled with plastic bottle caps. Her decision spawned a blog, a book and a movement to make people aware of how much plastic they consume. KQED’s Forum talks to Terry about how, and why, people should reduce their plastic use, from changes obvious (carry your own reusable water bottle) to the surprising (kick that chewing gum habit).
Many shoppers are willing to shell out more money for organic produce because they believe it is healthier — but a new report casts doubt on that. The Stanford University study challenges whether organic foods are more nutritious than conventional foods grown with pesticides. KQED’s Forum discusses the benefits of organic foods and the impact of ingesting trace amounts of pesticides. Do you buy organic? Will this new study change the way you eat?
View a photo slideshow from La Cocina’s 4th annual San Francisco Street Food Festival which took place on Saturday, August 18 in the Mission District.
In celebration of her 100th birthday, Julia Child Remixed by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, for PBS Digital Studios.
Here are photo slideshows organized by topic from the Outside Lands festivities that took place Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.