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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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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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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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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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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 | 10 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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Palo Alto’s Buzzy Restaurant Scene Making It the South-of-SF Foodie Capitol

Palo Alto’s Buzzy Restaurant Scene Making It the South-of-SF Foodie Capitol

| January 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

Prosperous, pricey and now the “it” spot for eating on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, Palo Alto hosts a growing collection of multi-ethnic restaurants and food businesses, including hot transplants from San Francisco and elsewhere.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

| January 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

| January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Discussing trends, best buys, and slurping with the obsessives behind Coffee Review.

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Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.

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Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen goes coolhunting for the country’s most intriguing new products at the Good Food Mercantile, an industry-only “un-trade” show. See what she discovers, from a fabulous local gin to the best thing to happen to peanut butter (after sliced bread).

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Bay Area Foodmakers Command a Huge Presence at SF’s Fancy Food Show

Bay Area Foodmakers Command a Huge Presence at SF’s Fancy Food Show

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

At next week’s Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, local companies reveal their massive influence on the international food-and-beverage industry.

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Kendra Baker’s New Santa Cruz Food Empire Gaining Fans

Kendra Baker’s New Santa Cruz Food Empire Gaining Fans

| January 2, 2015 | 7 Comments

There’s more than surf up these days in coastside Santa Cruz, where pastry chef Kendra Baker and business partner Zach Davis have launched no less than six successful food outposts since 2010.

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Clove and Hoof: A New Butcher and Sandwich Shop in Oakland’s Temescal

Clove and Hoof: A New Butcher and Sandwich Shop in Oakland’s Temescal

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Temescal already has its church of cheese and pantheon to pork, so now let us take a moment to welcome its latest arrival: a brand new cathedral for the carnivorously inclined: Clove and Hoof, a butcher and sandwich shop on the corner of Broadway and 40th Street.

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