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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil’s Dirty Legacy

Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil’s Dirty Legacy

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they’re clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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For a Sophisticated Dinner Party, Serve a DIY Breadcrumb Tasting Menu

For a Sophisticated Dinner Party, Serve a DIY Breadcrumb Tasting Menu

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems that breadcrumbs are the new toast—an artisanal accessory food that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Pull out the big guns by showcasing a 5-course tasting menu to explore all of the different flavors and textures present within this extraordinary food. Kate Williams will show you how.

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DIY Bagels: Bringing New York to Your Brunch Table

DIY Bagels: Bringing New York to Your Brunch Table

| March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Instead of waiting in line for fresh bagels, make your own. It’s not difficult; it just takes patience. Kate Williams suggests starting the day before so you can have fresh bagels in the morning. It’ll be worth it.

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Making Boudin Blanc with the Meat Club: Try It Yourself

Making Boudin Blanc with the Meat Club: Try It Yourself

What’s the first rule of Meat Club? Never make meat alone, not when you can measure, mix, grind, and stuff together with friends. Stephanie Rosenbaum hangs out with a group of sociable DIY’ers determined to beat the fear of meat-ing with a 30-pound batch of French boudin blanc.

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Alcoholics Learn to Make Their Own Beer in Canadian Program

Alcoholics Learn to Make Their Own Beer in Canadian Program

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a twist on the old “teach a man to fish” adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.

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DIY Kimchi: Easy to Make It Your Own

DIY Kimchi: Easy to Make It Your Own

| February 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

DIY Korean kimchi pickles may sound intimidating, but the process is far simpler than it appears. Plus, kimchi is endlessly variable, and a perfect use for winter produce. Kate Williams will show you how easy it is to bring these spicy, tangy pickles into your home kitchen

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DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

| February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade valentines don’t have to be made exclusively from chocolate. This year, try making your own conversation hearts—they’re fun to make, infinitely variable, and easy to personalize. Kate Williams will show you how.

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DIY Sriracha: Make it at Home and Never Worry About a Hot Sauce Shortage Again

DIY Sriracha: Make it at Home and Never Worry About a Hot Sauce Shortage Again

| February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Sriracha shortage may be over, but there’s no reason to rely on the factory-made sauce when it can be fermented and bottled at home. Even better—DIY Sriracha is easily adaptable to suit varied tastes in heat, sweetness, and potency. Kate Williams runs through the steps.

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What Does “Artisanal” Mean, Anyway?

What Does “Artisanal” Mean, Anyway?

| January 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

On January 20, CUESA, Kitchen Table Talks, and the Good Food Awards co-hosted a panel discussion with three successful artisan business owners, posing the tough question, “How big is too big in artisanal food?” Read the main principles discussed and listen to the talk.

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DIY Feta Cheese: Homemade Fresh Cheese is Easy to Make and Better than Store Bought

DIY Feta Cheese: Homemade Fresh Cheese is Easy to Make and Better than Store Bought

| January 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Feta cheese is an excellent starter cheese for those who want to learn how to make DIY cheese at home. Kate Williams shows you how.

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Whole-Grain Mornings: A Wholesome Start to the New Year

Whole-Grain Mornings: A Wholesome Start to the New Year

| January 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Made New Year’s resolutions to eat better? You know you have. Cookbook author Megan Gordon to the rescue with her new release Whole-Grain Mornings. Gordon talks with Sarah Henry about granola and ancient grains.

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DIY Gifts: Homemade Manhattan Cocktails

DIY Gifts: Homemade Manhattan Cocktails

| December 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.

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Mushroom Foraging: When The Fun(gi) Hunt Gets Out Of Hand

Mushroom Foraging: When The Fun(gi) Hunt Gets Out Of Hand

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Foraging for fungi and other wild edibles has grown in popularity in the U.S. and abroad in recent years, fueled by guidebooks, Internet buzz and hype from chefs. As a result, some known mushroom hunting grounds are taking a beating.

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San Francisco Mead Company: What’s the Buzz?

San Francisco Mead Company: What’s the Buzz?

| December 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Want to taste the newest brew in town? Head down to Bayview-Hunters Point, where Oron Benary and Sarah Jones of the San Francisco Mead Company are making dry, complex, food-friendly meads from Mendocino-sourced honey.

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