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Bored of Apples and Walnuts? Try Adding Date Charoset to Your Passover Table This Year

Bored of Apples and Walnuts? Try Adding Date Charoset to Your Passover Table This Year

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most American Jews are of Eastern European descent, which means their charoset is made from apples, walnuts, sweet wine and cinnamon. The traditional Passover food varies widely from other regions and contains different ingredients. Alix Wall spoke with three Bay Area home cooks who shared their unique family recipes.

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Tender Greens’ Sustainable Life Project Helps Former Foster Kids Gain Experience in the Culinary Industry

Tender Greens’ Sustainable Life Project Helps Former Foster Kids Gain Experience in the Culinary Industry

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Foster kids who age out of the system are often at risk of becoming homeless. One restaurant chain is trying to do something about it.

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The Digital Kitchen: Apps and Online Services To Make You a Better Cook

The Digital Kitchen: Apps and Online Services To Make You a Better Cook

| March 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

What if you want to become a better cook– without shelling out thousands of dollars for culinary school? Here’s a sample of four cooking apps and online services that do more than just provide recipes.

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The Seven Edible ‘S’ Foods of the Persian New Year

The Seven Edible ‘S’ Foods of the Persian New Year

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Iranians, Pakistanis, Afghans and many other cultures celebrate the Persian New Year, or Norouz on the first day of the Spring Equinox. This year Norouz is on Friday, March 20 and the celebration continues for 13 days. Families across the world elaborately decorate a table in their home with different foods, each symbolizing something good to come in the new year.

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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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4 Tasty Little Seeds with Big Nutritional Benefits

4 Tasty Little Seeds with Big Nutritional Benefits

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Small but mighty, seeds like pumpkin, hemp, sunflower, and sesame are loaded with essential minerals, vitamins and disease-fighting nutrients that are often lacking from our diets.

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Amid a Feast of Foodie Videos, 6 Unusual Cooking Channels To Try on YouTube

Amid a Feast of Foodie Videos, 6 Unusual Cooking Channels To Try on YouTube

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cooking on YouTube has become big business for audience views and chef revenue – but there are still a few truly quirky originals out there for foodies to watch.

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From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

| March 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Cumin has been popular since the dawn of written history: It’s the only English word that can be traced directly back to Sumerian. Since then it has insinuated itself into cuisines around the world.

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Feastly Offers Class on The Art of Cooking With Marijuana – Making CannaButter for Edibles Without the Harsh Taste

Feastly Offers Class on The Art of Cooking With Marijuana – Making CannaButter for Edibles Without the Harsh Taste

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Meal-sharing service Feastly offers its first foray into edibles with a class this Saturday in San Francisco on how to make “Cannabutter,” or marijuana-infused butter without the harsh taste. If you’ve got a valid California Medical Marijuana ID Card, you are eligible to sign up.

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Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

| February 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Sure, many people shop at indifferent, overlit discount grocery stores to save a few bucks but you can still find special items and exceptional, personalized service if you know where to look. My favorite is eclectic, beloved, miniscule Nak’s Oriental Market, which has been offering everything from pristine hamachi belly and the best nuoc mam to Dutch cookies for 46 years.

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Bittman Does Berkeley: Talking Food Politics With Mark Bittman

Bittman Does Berkeley: Talking Food Politics With Mark Bittman

| February 13, 2015 | 3 Comments

“People are suffering. We need to fix that, but that’s not a cooking problem. If there’s a cooking problem, I can solve it. Cooking is easy. Social justice problems are not so easy.”

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tender dark chocolate cookies press lovingly against sweet strawberry ice cream to make these fun, heart-shaped treats, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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California’s Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

California’s Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.

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Finally! ManresaBread to Open Soon in Downtown Los Gatos

Finally! ManresaBread to Open Soon in Downtown Los Gatos

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

ManresaBread’s retail shop in downtown Los Gatos will open on Saturday, February 21. Besides the additional locations mentioned below, breads and pastries will be available beginning March 1 at the three Verve Coffee Roasters locations in Santa Cruz.

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