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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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Super Bowl Party Food: A Mountain of Grilled Steak Fajita Nachos with Chile con Queso

Super Bowl Party Food: A Mountain of Grilled Steak Fajita Nachos with Chile con Queso

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Piled high with tender marinated steak, black beans, and lashings of gooey chile con queso, these nachos will be the star of your Super Bowl party.

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Cheese Please: Tex-Mex Chile Con Queso Dip For Your Super Bowl Party

Cheese Please: Tex-Mex Chile Con Queso Dip For Your Super Bowl Party

| January 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

Rich and gooey, this molten cheese dip is studded with tomatoes, chiles, and onions and just waiting for you to plunge your tortilla chip into it.

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A Tempting Tour of Turkish Delights through Culinary Backstreets

A Tempting Tour of Turkish Delights through Culinary Backstreets

| January 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

Are you a food-focused traveler who would rather forgo famous eating establishments to frequent a bevy of beloved local spots, then Culinary Backstreets is your best new travel buddy.

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New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Serve these savory little nuggets of mac and cheese—embellished with earthy mushrooms and nutty gruyere—at your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed (except by how quickly they disappear).

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Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they’re basically just savory cookies — something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.

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No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

| December 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Surprise everyone on your list with picks from this collection of local, delicious gift ideas, from cheesemaking classes to custom tea blends.

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It’s Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good

It’s Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good

| December 5, 2014 | 9 Comments

Both vegans and non-vegans alike are pretty much in agreement that most vegan cheeses on the market are a poor substitute for the real thing. But two Bay Area companies, Kite Hill and Miyoko’s Kitchen, are crafting artisanal plant-based cheeses that might indeed surprise even the most discerning cheese-lover.

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The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In England, cheese-making is an art stretching back hundreds of years. But recently, scientists have become interested in the microbes that make the country’s artisan cheeses so tasty.

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Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

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Unlocking France’s Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Unlocking France’s Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

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GastroMagic and Other Food Fantasylands Take Center Stage at Outside Lands Festival

GastroMagic and Other Food Fantasylands Take Center Stage at Outside Lands Festival

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Along with dozens of new additions to the food and drink line-up at this year’s Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park, a new stage called “GastroMagic” will feature rock star caliber chefs, mixologists and even butchers.

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From McDonald’s To Organic Valley, You’re Probably Eating Wood Pulp

From McDonald’s To Organic Valley, You’re Probably Eating Wood Pulp

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It’s used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it’s been around for ages.

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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

| June 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they’ve long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.

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