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Why Picking Your Berries for $8,000 a Year Hurts a Lot

Why Picking Your Berries for $8,000 a Year Hurts a Lot

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Picking berries is hard, sometimes back-breaking work. But consumers rarely consider the physical labor required to deliver them fresh fruits and vegetables. In a new book, a medical anthropologist argues that farmworkers who suffer physically while picking fresh fruit and vegetables deserve better health care.

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Conversation with Michele Anna Jordan, Author of ‘Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings’

Conversation with Michele Anna Jordan, Author of ‘Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings’

Throw out that store-bought salad dressing! Michele Anna Jordan, author of ‘Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings: 60 Sensational Recipes to Liven Up Greens, Grains, Slaws, and Every Kind of Salad’ talks to Stephanie Rosenbaum about breaking the bottled habit, the biggest salad mistakes we make, and the most exciting discovery she made (hint: it involves chocolate).

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‘America’s Test Kitchen’ On Grilling Peaches, Tofu And Burgers

‘America’s Test Kitchen’ On Grilling Peaches, Tofu And Burgers

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop advise using ripe fruit, extra-firm tofu and poking your hamburgers so they don’t puff up like tennis balls.

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Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

| July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?

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These Pictures Might Tempt You To Eat Bugs

These Pictures Might Tempt You To Eat Bugs

| July 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

“Presentation is everything,” says David George Gordon. In his revised Eat-A-Bug cookbook, the author offers recipes designed to please the palate and tempt the eyes. Insect “food porn” has arrived.

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Explore the “World of Doughnuts” (& Vintage Cocktails) with BAB Contributor Stephanie Rosenbaum

Explore the “World of Doughnuts” (& Vintage Cocktails) with BAB Contributor Stephanie Rosenbaum

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The World of Doughnuts is vast and delicious. Doughnuts may initially seem like an American delight, but each culture around the world has tempting recipes that are included here: gulab jamun and jalebis (India), churros (Mexico), and banana-influenced sweeties from Guam. Mary Ladd learns that making these sweet treats at home can be fresh, easy and filling fun.

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‘Eating On The Wild Side:’ A Field Guide To Nutritious Food

‘Eating On The Wild Side:’ A Field Guide To Nutritious Food

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our modern fruits, grains and vegetables aren’t nearly as nutrition-packed as their wild counterparts were thousands of years ago, says health writer Jo Robinson. Her new book offers advice on how to shop the produce aisle to select for foods that offer the best nutritional bang for the bite.

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Louisa Shafia Taps Family Ties in The New Persian Kitchen

Louisa Shafia Taps Family Ties in The New Persian Kitchen

| July 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

In The New Persian Kitchen Louisa Shafia draws on her Iranian heritage to create modern flavors with Old World charm. Shafia talks dried limes and sumac with BAB’s Sarah Henry.

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The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm

The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm

Just in time for peach season, farmer-memoirist David Mas Masumoto and family come out with The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm, with a recipe for chilled Peach Gazpacho.

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Spotlight on Summer Vegetables: “River Cottage Veg” Cookbook

Spotlight on Summer Vegetables: “River Cottage Veg” Cookbook

British homesteader and meat-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall comes to San Francisco to spread the gospel of greens with his new book, River Cottage Veg. With a recipe for River Cottage Summer Garden Soup.

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Sunset’s Celebration Weekend: Yigit Pura Demos and Shares Thai-Hawaiian Inspired Dessert Recipe

Sunset’s Celebration Weekend: Yigit Pura Demos and Shares Thai-Hawaiian Inspired Dessert Recipe

Stephanie Rosenbaum shares some highlights from Sunset’s Celebration Weekend — including a recipe for Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Papaya and Mango from Yigit Pura of Tout Sweet Patisserie.

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Cheese Books for the Curd Nerd

Cheese Books for the Curd Nerd

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every aspiring curd nerd yearns to embiggen their knowledge base about the dairy darlings they adore. Garrett McCord shares two books that help you gain a broader understanding of cheese and supply you with tasteful cheese-centric recipes.

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Michael Pollan talks about his new book ‘Cooked’

Michael Pollan talks about his new book ‘Cooked’

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As in his previous books, Michael Pollan argues in “Cooked” that relying on processed food disrupts our link to the natural world and weakens our interpersonal relationships. He joins KQED’s Forum in the studio.

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KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark Bittman talks about his new book, and how a full-time meat lover adapted to part-time veganism.

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