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Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Founder Kicks Off UCB Food Politics Class

Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Founder Kicks Off UCB Food Politics Class

| September 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Slow Food founder gives an inspiration talk on the global food movement at U.C. Berkeley’s popular new food politics class, Edible Education: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement.

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Edible Education 101: Rock Stars of Food Movement Teach UC Berkeley Class

Edible Education 101: Rock Stars of Food Movement Teach UC Berkeley Class

| August 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

New UC Berkeley class explores food politics with some of the food movement’s biggest names. The popular class is open to the general public.

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The Perennial Plate: California Gleaning – Farm to Pantry

The Perennial Plate: California Gleaning – Farm to Pantry

| August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Gleaning is the collection and use of excess food from farms. In this episode, we participate in gleaning with the organization, Farm to Pantry in Healdsburg, CA and use the produce to cook at a homeless shelter and rehab center.

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Head to New Taste Marketplace this Saturday for good eats

Head to New Taste Marketplace this Saturday for good eats

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

New Taste Marketplace, a once-a-month food festival in Potrero Hill, will take place this Saturday, July 16 and will feature over thirty vendors selling hot and to-go foods.

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. – Food for Thought

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. – Food for Thought

| January 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

To honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., the iconic civil rights leader and Nobel Peace prize winner I am sharing quotes in which he expresses thoughts about hunger, poverty and food-related injustice.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Eat Well, Cook Better, Do Good

New Year’s Resolutions: Eat Well, Cook Better, Do Good

Get inspired to eat well, cook better, and give back to your communities with our New Year’s guide to foodie resolutions.

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Canning for a Cause: Let’s Preserve

Canning for a Cause: Let’s Preserve

| December 11, 2010 | 16 Comments

Sonoma County’s Let’s Preserve closes the gap between waste and want by preserving surplus produce for hungry people in need.

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KQED’s Forum: Hunger in the Bay Area

KQED’s Forum: Hunger in the Bay Area

| November 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

In San Francisco, one of every five children is at risk of going hungry and the numbers are similar in other Bay Area counties. As the holiday season begins, food bank and soup kitchen operators are reporting a spike in the number of families that are seeking food. Forum talk with officials from several Bay Area food agencies about the need they’re seeing and how people can help.

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The Glean Team

The Glean Team

Every Monday, Marin Organic’s Glean Team, an all-ages group of volunteers, meets up at a local farm. Their task is simple: go through already-harvested rows and pick the best of what’s left. By the next day, this organic and local bounty will be on the plates of Marin kids in schools and camps all across the county.

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Star Chefs and Vintners Gala: a Feast of a Fete

Star Chefs and Vintners Gala: a Feast of a Fete

| May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

A recap of the Star Chefs and Vintners Gala, and a peak behind the curtain where the 70+ chefs worked their magic.

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Meals on Wheels Benefit: Star Chefs and Vintners Gala

Meals on Wheels Benefit: Star Chefs and Vintners Gala

| May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Wine and dine for a good cause: indulge in the talents of 70 of the Bay Area’s finest chefs; imbibe in the goods from 75 of California’s leading vintners.

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Food Runners & Urban Gardens on Food & Wine This Week

Food Runners & Urban Gardens on Food & Wine This Week

| May 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

With a nod to Earth Month, Food and Wine This Week looks at urban gardens emerging in San Francisco, and rides along with Food Runners as they pick up leftover food for distribution to those in need. Leslie Sbrocco is back with Bay Area Bites blogger, Stephanie Rosenbaum and Mary Risley, founder of Food Runners — an organization who’s mission is to help alleviate hunger in San Francisco, to help prevent waste and to help create community.

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Food Runners and Urban Gardens

Food Runners and Urban Gardens

With the city’s ever-rising cost of living (and ever-squeezed public and private resources for homeless shelters, low-income families, and crisis centers), wasn’t there a way to get such food out of the landfill and into the hands of the hungry? Businesses were busy, nonprofits were stretched; the missing link was just that, a link that would connect the food industry with organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry.

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Labouyi Bannann: A Bit of Haitian Comfort

Labouyi Bannann: A Bit of Haitian Comfort

| January 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

I don’t much feel like being clever today. My thoughts are 3,286 miles away in Port-au-Prince– a city I have yet to visit.

Perhaps it is the fact that I live in a city that has been devastated by earthquakes in the past and will be, undoubtably, devastated again that the earthquake in Haiti has taken up so much of my attention. The thought of those people I love most in the world killed, or trapped alive by fallen concrete and steel is something I wonder if I would have the strength to bear.

Fortunately for us, we have strict earthquake-driven building codes. We have support and money and infrastructure– what little of that the people of Port-au-Prince had is destroyed or severely crippled.

Haitians need food, they need shelter, they need clothes, and they need medicine.

And, no matter what Mr. Limbaugh says, they need our sympathy and our money.

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