People are notorious for under-reporting what they consume — they lie, forget or just guess wrong. For researchers who want to know how much soda we’re drinking, a high-tech analysis technique could help.
Sweet Bar Bakery brings all-day sweets and savories to Uptown Oakland, offering everything from bacon-gorgonzola scones to gluten-free cupcakes and vegan “fauxnuts.” Stephanie Rosenbaum talks with baker-owner Mani Niall.
Following the recent trend of popular San Francisco-based restaurants that have opened up sister spots across the bay, Rosamunde Sausage Grill debuted its latest location last night in downtown’s Old Oakland neighborhood.
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen has moved into the Mission at 20th and Harrison across the street from flour + water.
The award-winning chef and owner of The Slanted Door restaurant joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Vietnamese Home Cooking.” He also shares secrets of creating high-end ethnic cuisine, and how he stays true to his roots in the kitchen.
Tucked away inside a cozy storefront along the quaint corridor of Temescal Alley is north Oakland’s newest coffee shop, The CRO Cafe.
Besides demystifying tamale making the event at La Cocina introduced students to three chefs from different regions of Latin America, each demonstrating their own traditional recipes and techniques that produced a variety of stuffed, steamy bundles. Post includes recipe for Alicia’s Mango Tamales.
Mary Ladd profiles Michael Recchiuti, who shares what it’s like to work in his new Chocolate Lab dessert cafe in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Recchiuti talks about his favorite menu items and holiday foods and gift sweets.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company is fighting back after the federal government refused to renew its lease in Point Reyes National Seashore last week. The National Park Service and its environmentalist allies want to return the area to marine wilderness. But the company is suing to overturn the decision, and many oyster lovers are rallying to its defense.
Mary Ladd interviews Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large, who was recently re-elected and is a champion of food businesses as a way to grow and ultimately improve the city.
Small food business partners Valerie Luu & Katie Kwan of Rice Paper Scissors, a pop-up cafe serving Vietnamese food located in San Francisco, share their vision: integrating their eastern culinary heritage with the trending western street food culture.
Mary Ladd interviews chef Yigit Pura, who shares what it’s like to open a popular patisserie, write a cookbook and craft recipes. Pura is passionate about pastry and eager to get consumers interested in baking with unusual “adventure” ingredients.