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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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An Omnivore’s Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?

An Omnivore’s Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Making your own cheese and yogurt is all the rage these days. Now a scientist has taken the DIY craze to an entirely new level. She and an artist have made cheeses using the microcritters on their own skin, as well as those from famous folks. The curds are on display at a museum.

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Yes, It’s Worth It To Make Your Own Yogurt

Yes, It’s Worth It To Make Your Own Yogurt

| November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s easy to make your own yogurt, and when you do, you’re in control. Your homemade cultured milk can be worked into a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

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Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

Bison Brewery Grows Hops in Oakland, Brews Up Local Beer

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

When Bison Brewery decided to grow hops in Oakland they didn’t expect to end up with plants all over the city, 40 kegs of specially-brewer beer and a festival this weekend. But, that’s what they harvested.

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Cheese Class: Making Chevre with the San Francisco Milkmaid

Cheese Class: Making Chevre with the San Francisco Milkmaid

| October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Louella Hill is a San Francisco, modern day, milk maid, who views cheesemaking as an art form that embraces the microbial world and can’t be rushed. She teaches classes around the SF Bay Area in how to make goat cheese, brie, ricotta, mascarpone and more.

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DIY Your Halloween with Homemade Candy Corn

DIY Your Halloween with Homemade Candy Corn

| October 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Candy corn doesn’t have to come from the store. Homemade candy corn, flavored with honey and vanilla, is easy to make and is far better than the waxy grocery store candies. Learn how to DIY your Halloween with a recipe by Kate Williams.

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When Edible Plants Turn Their Defenses On Us

When Edible Plants Turn Their Defenses On Us

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fruits and vegetables are undeniably important to a healthful diet. But there’s another side to some of these plants that, thankfully, most people never see: the tiny amounts of toxin within them. Lucky for us, healthy human bodies are remarkably good at filtering out toxins from everyday foods.

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In the Trash: The Wasted 40% of Food

In the Trash: The Wasted 40% of Food

| October 14, 2013 | 5 Comments

In the U.S., 40% of the food we produce gets throw away. Most of that ends up in landfills, instead of on the plates of the hungry. A few organizations in the Bay Area are hoping to change that.

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DIY: Concord Grape Jelly

DIY: Concord Grape Jelly

| October 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

All too often, grape jelly gets the short stick. Jars from the grocery store are nothing to treasure, but a homemade version made at the peak of the grape season is another story—take it from a vocal critic of Welch’s. Make it yourself with this step-by-step DIY recipe.

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How’s The Sausage Made? These Folks Really Want To Share The Knowledge

How’s The Sausage Made? These Folks Really Want To Share The Knowledge

| October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Artisanal meat producers face a big barrier to getting into the game: They have to come up with a complex food safety plan that can take months of research and tens of thousands of dollars to craft. A new project wants to make it easier for the next charcuterie master to open shop by creating an open-source safety plan that newbies can look to.

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