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Cheese Please: Tex-Mex Chile Con Queso Dip For Your Super Bowl Party

Cheese Please: Tex-Mex Chile Con Queso Dip For Your Super Bowl Party

| January 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

Rich and gooey, this molten cheese dip is studded with tomatoes, chiles, and onions and just waiting for you to plunge your tortilla chip into it.

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Bold, Brash, and Succulent: Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos for Super Bowl Sunday

Bold, Brash, and Succulent: Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos for Super Bowl Sunday

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s a mash-up you won’t want to pass up: Meltingly tender pulled pork with BBQ sauce, stuffed into a warm tortilla, and topped with pickled onions and jalapenos and cooling queso fresco.

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Five Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Fridge

Five Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Fridge

| January 26, 2015 | 7 Comments

Why refrigerating foods like chocolate, potatoes and basil can mess with attributes such as taste, nutritional integrity and shelf life.

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The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast: Bay Area Episode

The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast: Bay Area Episode

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bay Area episode of the new series, The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast airs on KQED Plus TV Saturday, January 24 at 4pm. Watch a preview clip of the episode featuring the Mandela Foods Coop in Oakland.

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The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

| January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Discussing trends, best buys, and slurping with the obsessives behind Coffee Review.

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Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen goes coolhunting for the country’s most intriguing new products at the Good Food Mercantile, an industry-only “un-trade” show. See what she discovers, from a fabulous local gin to the best thing to happen to peanut butter (after sliced bread).

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Bay Area Foodmakers Command a Huge Presence at SF’s Fancy Food Show

Bay Area Foodmakers Command a Huge Presence at SF’s Fancy Food Show

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

At next week’s Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, local companies reveal their massive influence on the international food-and-beverage industry.

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Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Bay Area based company Seedles wants to strengthen our food system by bringing back the bees. They’ve created gumball-sized seed balls that can be thrown anywhere to plant wildflowers and increase bee pollination.

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Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

| January 5, 2015 | 8 Comments

Restaurant acoustics is a frequent complaint by patrons and continues to be a growing problem with industrial-style spaces. Two East Bay restaurants have tried to remedy the noise problem by installing sophisticated sound systems by the Berkeley-based Meyer Sound.

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Kendra Baker’s New Santa Cruz Food Empire Gaining Fans

Kendra Baker’s New Santa Cruz Food Empire Gaining Fans

| January 2, 2015 | 7 Comments

There’s more than surf up these days in coastside Santa Cruz, where pastry chef Kendra Baker and business partner Zach Davis have launched no less than six successful food outposts since 2010.

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Tapping Into Turmeric’s Superfood Powers

Tapping Into Turmeric’s Superfood Powers

| January 1, 2015 | 3 Comments

A guide to reaping the health benefits of curcumin, the ingredient found in this ancient spice that’s gaining new recognition for its proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Bay Area Bites New Year’s Eve Party Menu: 6 Fabulous Appetizers

Bay Area Bites New Year’s Eve Party Menu: 6 Fabulous Appetizers

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Throwing a New Year’s Eve cocktail party takes gumption, and a slew of terrific appetizers (and cocktail recipes). But don’t let the idea of throwing a NYE party intimidate you! Use this collection of tasty, fully-tested recipes and make all other parties pale in comparison.

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New Year’s Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

New Year’s Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

| December 29, 2014 | 5 Comments

Just imagine biting into a mini chocolate cream puff oozing with deep, dark chocolate pudding and then run, don’t walk, to your kitchen to make these decadent treats.

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Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Salty, tangy, sweet, vinegary, crunchy, and juicy: these chicken wings are the bomb!

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