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Bay Area Labor Day Weekend:  Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend: Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. For anyone except those of us who live in the Bay Area. For us, it’s the peak of summer. The weather warms, the sun shines, the fog lifts, and we relish those two or three balmy evenings where we can sit outside and have a proper summer barbecue.

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Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crispy-chewy meringue nests envelop whipped cream and vanilla-scented summer fruit for an ethereal, and gluten-free dessert that is impossible to stop eating.

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Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Light up the grill, crack open a beer, and throw on some corn and sweet peppers, and voila, you have a memorable salad that will come together in a snap.

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California Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Farmers’ Market Fraud

California Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Farmers’ Market Fraud

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

AB 1871 raises the daily stall fee for each vendor at a certified farmers’ market in California. Those fees would pay for county inspections to help insure produce labeled organic is, actually, organic.

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Summer Italian Potato Salad: Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

Summer Italian Potato Salad: Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking for a way to sass up your potato salad? This fresh, summery version kicks the mayo to the curb in favor of zingy pesto and lemon vinaigrette.

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Party food! Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs with Summer Veggies

Party food! Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs with Summer Veggies

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

From chicken to pork to assorted vegetables, kebabs are deliciously fun to eat, quick to cook, and endlessly versatile. These chicken kebabs are some of my summer favorites.

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Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad

Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad

| August 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Grilling meaty mushrooms, especially when brushed with garlic and herb oil, highlights their umami flavors. Tossing them into a kale salad graced with bacon and lemon will highlight your meal.

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Summer Decadence: Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Lemony Yogurt-Herb Dip

Summer Decadence: Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Lemony Yogurt-Herb Dip

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Crisp-edged, pan-fried zucchini cakes—like a summery latke—make use of the season’s delicious bounty. Top them off with a flavorful lemony yogurt and herb dip.

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A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

| August 21, 2014 | 12 Comments

The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity. While the concept of bringing together your favorite bar with gourmet bar bites is no new feat, here are 15 top-notch gastropubs in the South Bay.

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Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

Event: An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Join KQED, in partnership with M.Y. China and La Boulange, for “An Evening with Martin Yan and Jacques Pépin” — a celebration of two legendary chefs and public television cooking show pioneers. The evening will include food, wine and a noodle-pulling demonstration.

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Yummy Supper:  100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore

Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Award-winning food blogger Erin Scott’s first cookbook, Yummy Supper, is collection of 100 lush, beautifully photographed recipes that take full advantage of our Bay Area bounty and oh, by the way, just happen to be gluten-free. This is the cookbook that will feed everyone at your table, in all possible ways.

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Barnraiser Hopes to Change the Food System, One Project at a Time

Barnraiser Hopes to Change the Food System, One Project at a Time

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget about Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Barnraiser allows consumers who are interested in changing the food system back projects that will.

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Meet Miss Arepita: A Taste of Venezuela in North Oakland

Meet Miss Arepita: A Taste of Venezuela in North Oakland

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carolino Abolio of Miss Arepita / Arepa Mobile discusses her burgeoning North Oakland business and her signature savory Venezuelan flatbreads.

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Outside Lands 2014 Photos + Video: Haim Hair, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets, Macklemore Proposal

Outside Lands 2014 Photos + Video: Haim Hair, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets, Macklemore Proposal

| August 12, 2014 | 5 Comments

This weekend’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was a whirlwind of overstimulation. The new GastroMagic stage further enhanced the mashup of food and performance that is so characteristic of Bay Area culture. Between meals there was music. Here is a collection of memorable moments from the festivities.

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