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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 | 2 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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‘This is Your Brain on Food': Cancer-Fighting Cookbook Author Investigates Foods That Help Brain Function

‘This is Your Brain on Food': Cancer-Fighting Cookbook Author Investigates Foods That Help Brain Function

| February 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Commonweal’s Rebecca Katz is back with another cookbook, this time delving into what foods help keep our brain healthy and functioning in “The Healthy Mind Cookbook.”

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Bay Area Bites Guide To 5 Movie Theaters Serving Food and Alcoholic Beverages

Bay Area Bites Guide To 5 Movie Theaters Serving Food and Alcoholic Beverages

| February 7, 2015 | 5 Comments

Date night just got easier with this list of five local theaters that serve more than just popcorn and Junior Mints.

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Snacking In-Between Sidewalks: Mapping Abundance of Wild Edibles in the Bay Area’s Food Deserts

Snacking In-Between Sidewalks: Mapping Abundance of Wild Edibles in the Bay Area’s Food Deserts

| February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Two UC Berkeley professors think weeds get a bad rap. In fact, they believe the “mountains” of wild edible plants growing between the Bay Area’s sidewalks can help solve food access problems in food deserts.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

| February 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Raw Oyster Spots in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Raw Oyster Spots in the East Bay

| February 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

Few people have a middling relationship to raw oysters—this mysterious, ubiquitous bivalve is loved and loathed in equal measure. These ten East Bay spots fall on the love end of the spectrum, and offer the best quality and presentation of these strange and healthful sea creatures on the east side of the bay.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Popular South Bay Bánh Mì Shops

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Popular South Bay Bánh Mì Shops

| February 2, 2015 | 11 Comments

It is easy to see why bánh mì are so popular. A leftover influence from French colonization, these Vietnamese sandwiches are inexpensive and bursting with great flavors and textures. Here is a list of ten unique bánh mì shops in the South Bay.

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