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New Agriculture Policy Changes May Make it Easier to Start an Urban Farm in Oakland

New Agriculture Policy Changes May Make it Easier to Start an Urban Farm in Oakland

| November 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Growing and selling your own kale and green tomatoes in Oakland may get a lot easier in the next few months. Next week the Oakland City Council will have a final vote on amendments to its agricultural zoning policy that will remove costly barriers to starting an urban farm.

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Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A real-life Willy Wonka invites scientists, designers, composers, artists and chefs to collaborate on novel foods and other cultural confections.

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‘Occupy The Farm’: In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

‘Occupy The Farm’: In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new documentary film follows protesters who occupied a research farm owned by the University of California. The film has become a symbol of the subversive possibilities of urban farming.

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The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In England, cheese-making is an art stretching back hundreds of years. But recently, scientists have become interested in the microbes that make the country’s artisan cheeses so tasty.

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Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food For Soldiers

Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food For Soldiers

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Army has long used high-tech tools to make meals for our troops. Now, military scientists are turning away from pots and pans, and looking to 3-D printers to make nutritious food.

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Domino’s Becomes A Tech Company That Happens To Make Pizza

Domino’s Becomes A Tech Company That Happens To Make Pizza

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Advancements in online and mobile orders have become key ingredients for the company’s recent success. Domino’s innovations include an online pizza tracker and a voice-ordering app.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Ramen Shops

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Ramen Shops

| November 3, 2014 | 7 Comments

Ramen is continually trending in the Bay Area (some restaurants with cult-like followings) as devoted customers slurp up the springy noodles and rich broth year-round. From a simple sea salt base to the slowly simmered tonkotsu, this guide highlights ten popular destinations for ramen in the South Bay Area.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On ‘Sustainable Food’ (Whatever That Means)

Apps Aim To Guide You On ‘Sustainable Food’ (Whatever That Means)

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

| October 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Tablehopper’s Marcia Gagliardi will be interviewing chef Jacques Pépin at Google on Friday, October 24 at 11am PST in a live chat. Have a question for Jacques? Submit your question now and watch him respond to audience questions during the chat on Friday. Chat will be archived on this post.

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What’s Really In A Big Mac? McDonald’s Says It’s Ready To Tell All

What’s Really In A Big Mac? McDonald’s Says It’s Ready To Tell All

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD’s food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm’s new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers’ questions.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

| October 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Theme restaurants seem to be making a comeback. Here are some that have popped up in the Bay Area beyond neighborhoods catering to tourists. Can theme restaurants develop a loyal clientele or are they a one-time novelty?

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren’t as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

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