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.
Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now “chlorinated chickens” are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.
“There’s a social-action part of being a Jew, where you’re supposed to do something good in the world,” Dinberg explains. “Farming allows me to do that—care for the earth, be a partner with God, provide opportunities for people through good food.”
Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.
“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.
In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.
Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That’s what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.
What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the “good bacteria” known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it’s a win for consumers, trees and animals.
Beginning in January, it will be perfectly legal to dine with your dog–providing your well-mannered Fido is appropriately leashed with you in an outdoor-seating area. Here are five Oakland dining destinations that encourage you and your canine companion to sit and stay awhile.
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.
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?