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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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New Year’s Heavenly Puffs: Crab Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce

New Year’s Heavenly Puffs: Crab Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce

| December 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s Dungeness crab season and this is one crave-worthy way to make a little bit of sweet crabmeat feed a crowd.

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Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pressed for time and need a quick and easy appetizer for a bunch of last-minute guests? This simple recipe will save you!

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New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweet, lemony pea-flecked pancakes are the perfect foundation for salty smoked salmon and tangy crème fraiche. Serve these at your next party and everyone will thank you.

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New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Serve these savory little nuggets of mac and cheese—embellished with earthy mushrooms and nutty gruyere—at your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed (except by how quickly they disappear).

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The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love a bit of decadence for the holidays? And this feast brings it. Inspired by a steakhouse, this menu takes it a notch above that will leave your friends and family in awe.

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Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

These light-as-a-feather chocolate soufflés contain a hidden secret at the bottom: tart, fresh raspberries. And you can make them in advance!

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