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Smart Pan Creator Hopes to Revolutionize Cooking with “SmartyPans”

Smart Pan Creator Hopes to Revolutionize Cooking with “SmartyPans”

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

“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.

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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The food on U.S. planes has gone from bad to nonexistent in coach class. But airplane meals have had ups and downs before. Now, airports and food delivery services are aiming to close the gap.

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Your Guide To Dining From The Dumpster

Your Guide To Dining From The Dumpster

| September 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or, at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He’s a dumpster diver. And he’s happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Giving Chickens Bacteria … To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

Giving Chickens Bacteria … To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Sweet: Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Sweet: Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

| September 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

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.

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Wild Game Is Invading Bay Area Menus, But Why?

Wild Game Is Invading Bay Area Menus, But Why?

| September 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

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?

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Tax Breaks May Turn San Francisco’s Vacant Lots Into Urban Farms

Tax Breaks May Turn San Francisco’s Vacant Lots Into Urban Farms

| September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

San Francisco is one of many U.S. cities rolling out incentives to grow food on unused land. But some San Franciscans argue that land should be used to address the acute affordable housing shortage.

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Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

| September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterwards. That’s one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.

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Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb: The Winner is Neither

Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb: The Winner is Neither

| September 9, 2014 | 5 Comments

Welcome to round 3,752 of the Diet Wars. This week’s opponents have been battling it out for decades, each with hordes of devoted fans. In one corner: carbohydrates. In the other: fat. Both have taken their share of punches throughout the years, and they are back for more following the release of a new study published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine.

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Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Perdue Farms, one of the country’s largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it “a big step” forward.

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