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Bay Area Bites Guide to 9 Favorite East Bay Burgers (Berkeley & Oakland)

Bay Area Bites Guide to 9 Favorite East Bay Burgers (Berkeley & Oakland)

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Berkeley and Oakland, there’s a burger on just about every corner. Here are nine of the best.

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Smart Pan Creator Hopes to Revolutionize Cooking with “SmartyPans”

Smart Pan Creator Hopes to Revolutionize Cooking with “SmartyPans”

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Recipes are only as good as those using them,” says Rahul Baxi, an Oakland-based software engineer. With his new invention “SmartyPans,” he hopes to harness technology to get more people in the kitchen.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Mexican Restaurants

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Mexican Restaurants

| September 22, 2014 | 10 Comments

Whether you enjoy a rich mole poblano alongside a zesty mezcal cocktail or a fresh shrimp ceviche with a refreshing chavela, there is a broad and vibrant flavor spectrum in Mexican cuisine. This Bay Area Bites guide highlights ten South Bay restaurants worth visiting for their South of the border specialties.

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Trek On Over to Scarlet City Espresso Bar for Stellar Coffee and Sci-Fi Goodness

Trek On Over to Scarlet City Espresso Bar for Stellar Coffee and Sci-Fi Goodness

| September 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Once an empty storage unit that sat vacant for several years, Scarlet City Espresso Bar has transformed the dormant lot into a wonderful, whimsical new cafe that recently opened in Emeryville at the corner of Adeline and Yerba Buena Avenue.

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Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.

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First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

First Bite: Uptown Oakland’s Taiwan Bento

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new fast-food bento shop offers a Taiwanese take on the single-portion meal.

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What’s New at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, Happening September 19-21

What’s New at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, Happening September 19-21

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s annual Eat Real Festival is happening September 19-21 in Jack London Square. The festival has been reorganized to reflect the mission of the Food Craft Institute and has some new highlights like communal kimchi-making, an oyster shuck-off and “Drink Real.”

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Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

| September 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Chocoholics of the Bay Area, rejoice! A new tasting tour from Edible Excursions takes you behind the scenes of 5 Mission District chocolate hot spots, shares the neighborhood’s history, plus samples of drinking chocolate, chicken in mole, a cacao smoothie and exquisite hand-molded confections.

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Wild Game Is Invading Bay Area Menus, But Why?

Wild Game Is Invading Bay Area Menus, But Why?

| September 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Wild game is now the hottest thing on more and more Bay Area menus. Is the increasing ubiquity of deer, elk, boar, bison and other such creatures the latest phase — after bacon-in-everything, whole-animal butchery and in-your-face offal — in a search for the meatiest meats? Or does it signify an urban yearning for the gritty, blood-and-gutsy past?

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Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”

Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Search of a Perfect Loaf is not a cookbook, although it does contain a handful of recipes. It’s first and foremost a tale of one man’s journey, both personal and investigative, into figuring out what goes into creating a really good loaf of bread. Lucky for us, he happily shares his discoveries and tells a good tale along the way.

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Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

| September 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Bay Area is known as one of the country’s premier dining destinations, unless you keep kosher. For those who observe Jewish dietary laws, it’s not so great. But things are slowly improving.

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How to Make Paella and Where to Get Your Paella Fix Around the Bay Area

How to Make Paella and Where to Get Your Paella Fix Around the Bay Area

| September 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

This traditional Spanish dish is the perfect way to combine fresh seafood and/or meat, delicious spices, and local, seasonal vegetables. You can make it at home on a BBQ, or visit a number of Spanish restaurants around the Bay Area to enjoy a pan with friends.

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Barista Secrets: 3 Tips For A Better At-Home Cup

Barista Secrets: 3 Tips For A Better At-Home Cup

| September 4, 2014 | 18 Comments

You’ve bought a French press, $50 burr grinder, and coffee from your favorite local roaster—so why doesn’t your coffee made at home taste as good as it does in their stores?

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Ignore the Fog and Make Your Own Ice Cream Cones and Sprinkles

Ignore the Fog and Make Your Own Ice Cream Cones and Sprinkles

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Homemade ice cream cones and sprinkles are fun enough to transport even Outer Sunset dwellers to a place with fog-free summers. Kate Williams will show you how.

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