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Tender Greens’ Sustainable Life Project Helps Former Foster Kids Gain Experience in the Culinary Industry

Tender Greens’ Sustainable Life Project Helps Former Foster Kids Gain Experience in the Culinary Industry

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Foster kids who age out of the system are often at risk of becoming homeless. One restaurant chain is trying to do something about it.

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Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

| March 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

Two new Berkeley cafes offer the latest drink trends.

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Why Is There PBR In My Food?

Why Is There PBR In My Food?

| March 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

How the iconic beer ended up in three Oakland dishes.

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Charles Phan Plans to Open Café at UC Berkeley

Charles Phan Plans to Open Café at UC Berkeley

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Charles Phan is planning to take over the café at UC Berkeley’s Wurster Hall in the fall serving his trademark organic, international food. It will be the famous chef’s first venture in the East Bay.

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CAAMFest 2015: This Year’s Festival is Full of Food Films

CAAMFest 2015: This Year’s Festival is Full of Food Films

| March 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

CAAMFest, the largest film festival of its kind in North America featuring Asian and Asian American film, food and music, comes back to San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley March 12-22. This year’s festival is full of food films. Four documentary food programs will make their world premiere right here in the Bay Area.

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“Fair Wage Food Tastes Better”: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Talks Minimum Wage Hike

“Fair Wage Food Tastes Better”: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Talks Minimum Wage Hike

| March 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

Oakland’s new mayor discusses the $12.25 minimum wage, urban agriculture, and where to get the best cheese ice cream.

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Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

| February 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

PieTisserie offers nine original pies, in both whole and mini sizes, made fresh to order each morning and delivered straight from PieTisserie’s industrial kitchen in Hayward.

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Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Not every restaurant has something called “The Project Kitchen,” but San Francisco’s Bar Tartine does. Step inside and take a tour, as chef Cortney Burns shows us around.

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Feastly Offers Class on The Art of Cooking With Marijuana – Making CannaButter for Edibles Without the Harsh Taste

Feastly Offers Class on The Art of Cooking With Marijuana – Making CannaButter for Edibles Without the Harsh Taste

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Meal-sharing service Feastly offers its first foray into edibles with a class this Saturday in San Francisco on how to make “Cannabutter,” or marijuana-infused butter without the harsh taste. If you’ve got a valid California Medical Marijuana ID Card, you are eligible to sign up.

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40 Years of Vietnamese Food in California: A Conversation with Andrew Lam

40 Years of Vietnamese Food in California: A Conversation with Andrew Lam

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the 40 years since Vietnamese came to California in great numbers, they’ve given us three culinary blockbusters: pho, banh mi and sriracha sauce. “What once belonged to you, now belongs to the world,” says author Andrew Lam.

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Lunar New Year Memories with StoryCorps

Lunar New Year Memories with StoryCorps

| February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) partnered with StoryCorps in San Francisco to create the first recordings dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

| February 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Sure, many people shop at indifferent, overlit discount grocery stores to save a few bucks but you can still find special items and exceptional, personalized service if you know where to look. My favorite is eclectic, beloved, miniscule Nak’s Oriental Market, which has been offering everything from pristine hamachi belly and the best nuoc mam to Dutch cookies for 46 years.

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Bittman Does Berkeley: Talking Food Politics With Mark Bittman

Bittman Does Berkeley: Talking Food Politics With Mark Bittman

| February 13, 2015 | 3 Comments

“People are suffering. We need to fix that, but that’s not a cooking problem. If there’s a cooking problem, I can solve it. Cooking is easy. Social justice problems are not so easy.”

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Finally! ManresaBread to Open Soon in Downtown Los Gatos

Finally! ManresaBread to Open Soon in Downtown Los Gatos

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

ManresaBread’s retail shop in downtown Los Gatos will open on Saturday, February 21. Besides the additional locations mentioned below, breads and pastries will be available beginning March 1 at the three Verve Coffee Roasters locations in Santa Cruz.

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