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Ethiopian cooking classes with Brundo in West Oakland

Ethiopian cooking classes with Brundo in West Oakland

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Twice a week, Brundo offers Ethiopian cooking classes, both vegan and traditional options, with a sit-down meal to follow.

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Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

| August 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new program is working to bring the same level of knowledge that sommeliers have about wine to the world of malt and hops, by turning out batches of certified beer experts known as cicerones.

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Pig + Woman + Knife: Butchery with Bailie at Fatted Calf

Pig + Woman + Knife: Butchery with Bailie at Fatted Calf

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bailie is the woman behind Pig + Woman + Knife, which gives hunters, home and restaurant cooks hands-on knowledge and tutorials on breaking down pig, duck and lamb. Bailie practices her butchery and charcuterie craft while working at Fatted Calf, which has locations in San Francisco and Napa.

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Learn How To Butcher, Smoke and Can a Whole Fish with Chef Neil Davidson

Learn How To Butcher, Smoke and Can a Whole Fish with Chef Neil Davidson

Wild salmon season’s in full swing. Through CUESA and Urban Kitchen SF, Stephanie Rosenbaum learns from chef Neil Davidson and fishing expert Maria Finn how to fillet, cure, can, and smoke whole salmon and black cod.

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Watch Master Fruit & Vegetable Carver Jimmy Zhang Make Melons Bloom and Carrots Fly

Watch Master Fruit & Vegetable Carver Jimmy Zhang Make Melons Bloom and Carrots Fly

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Want to carve a rearing horse out of taro, tropical fish from carrots or a roaring dragon out of giant radishes? Watch Chef Jimmy Zhang, Master of the Chinese Art of Fruit and Vegetable carving in this video as he fashions an exquisite watermelon rose and shares the secrets of this ancient craft.

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Italian University Spreads The ‘Gelato Gospel’

Italian University Spreads The ‘Gelato Gospel’

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among the many culinary treats Italy has given the world is gelato, a frozen dessert with roots in ancient Mesopotamia. Gelato lovers from all over the world are flocking to a university outside Bologna, Italy, to master the art of gelato-making. Here’s a free lesson: Don’t call it ice cream.

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7 Essential Cooking Lessons I Learned at San Francisco Cooking School

7 Essential Cooking Lessons I Learned at San Francisco Cooking School

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past four months I’ve immersed myself in San Francisco Cooking School. Here’s a peek into my experience and a few lessons I’ve learned.

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First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

What would a wine country locavore’s paradise look like? Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to Cindy Daniel, owner of Healdsburg’s new SHED, a 21st-century grange, store, and sustainable-living center.

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Berkeley School Cooking and Gardening Programs in Jeopardy

Berkeley School Cooking and Gardening Programs in Jeopardy

| May 7, 2013 | 6 Comments

Berkeley public schools are in danger of losing their gardening and cooking classes due to federal funding cuts. Sarah Henry reports on how that community is trying to save their edible education program.

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Heard the Buzz on Backyard Beekeeping?

Heard the Buzz on Backyard Beekeeping?

| April 17, 2013 | 5 Comments

Do you dream of harvesting your own super-local honey to drizzle on your breakfast bread? Wonder how hard it is to keep bees and how to start? Bay Area Bites interviewed some East Bay beekeepers and collected a swarm of resources.

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IACP in San Francisco: Conference Highlights and Awards

IACP in San Francisco: Conference Highlights and Awards

| April 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The International Association of Culinary Professionals wrapped up its 35th annual conference in San Francisco with a “Dirt to Digital” theme and awards ceremony.

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Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among other issues, veterans face a challenge shared by many Americans: obesity. Federal officials say more than 70 percent of veterans receiving VA care have weight problems. The California Report visits an elite culinary school in Napa Valley, which runs a healthy cooking program for wounded veterans.

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Chef Preeti Mistry + Juhu Beach Club in Oakland’s Temescal

Chef Preeti Mistry + Juhu Beach Club in Oakland’s Temescal

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chef Preeti Mistry is gearing up to open her Indian street food-inspired, previously a pop-up, Juhu Beach Club in Temescal, Oakland on March 1.

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Tamale Class at La Cocina — Just in Time for Christmas

Tamale Class at La Cocina — Just in Time for Christmas

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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