Date night just got easier with this list of five local theaters that serve more than just popcorn and Junior Mints.
Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.
Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices
A growing number of wine lovers are discovering delicious wines at pleasing prices made by a new generation of passionate winemakers who don’t own vineyards or even their own winery. These “négociants” have found a way around the frightful startup costs of a California winery while still aiming high regarding what’s in the bottle.
Here is a helpful guide highlighting ten popular pizza restaurants in the South Bay Area. Of course, there are plenty more than ten restaurants in the South Bay that are worthy of making this list so please share your favorites in the comments.
Cold pressed juices continue to gain popularity because of their potential health benefits, but there are pros and cons to adding them to your daily diet.
Both vegans and non-vegans alike are pretty much in agreement that most vegan cheeses on the market are a poor substitute for the real thing. But two Bay Area companies, Kite Hill and Miyoko’s Kitchen, are crafting artisanal plant-based cheeses that might indeed surprise even the most discerning cheese-lover.
Long before the hosts, managers, bartenders and servers, who are the masterminds behind our favorite watering holes and dining spots? The builders, of course!
A Japanese tea-ceremony staple for centuries, antioxiant- and umami-rich matcha is spurring a new wave of geekdom.
Homemade butter is shockingly easy to make, but the uncultured spread is only as good as the cream you’re using. By culturing the cream before churning, you can add enormous depth of flavor to even the least fancy bottles of cream. Kate Williams will show you how.
After Thanksgiving dinner is over, it is nice to send guests home with a little treat that’s not leftover turkey or a mason jar of mushroom gravy. Homemade pumpkin caramels make great bite-sized party favors that truly shine with the flavors of fall. Kate Williams will show you how to make them at home.
Drink in season with this diverse collection of beer and spirits from around the Bay Area, from pumpkin barleywine to applejack.
It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.
As a follow-up guide to “5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland,” here’s our recommendations for wonderful vegan fare in Berkeley (and one in Albany).
This eclectic Thanksgiving menu is just the ticket to stir things up this year. The star of the show is a gorgeous, smoke-scented, mahogany-browned turkey fresh off the grill. The beauty of cooking the bird this way is that it frees up your oven to bake crunchy-sweet cornbread stuffing (two versions: regular and gluten-free!), tender caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts with toasty hazelnuts and cranberries, and a scrumptious pear-almond tart for dessert. Balancing out all the richness are a tangy cranberry-orange compote and a fresh, seasonal raw shaved root vegetable salad with pistachios. Happy Thanksgiving!