As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Spend an evening at San Rafael’s Open Secret Bookstore, nourishing yourself with organic vegan food, divinely inspired chanting, and the hypnotic rhythms of master musicians.
We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet.
This story steps inside San Francisco botanicas to meet healers who use local and imported herbs to helping clients make a mind-body connection. KQED’s Shuka Kalantari reports the centuries-old traditions of healing is rooted in using medicinal plants that can be gathered and grown.
Meskel is one of the biggest holidays on the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar. As with many religious congregations, the numbers of “casual” visitors swell on days like these, and the Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church is ready to throw a big welcoming party.
“As the world shaped itself in different ways, people made their way to California, which became the safe haven of Armenians from around the world.” Western and Eastern Armenians speak different dialects, use different names for the same dishes — and make those dishes differently. What they all share in common is the challenge of keeping their language alive in America. That’s where food is at least the start of the conversation.
A trip to the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin for a Mindful Eating retreat can help retrain the brain to be a willing partner in living with greater consciousness.
Livermore’s Shiva-Vishnu Temple is a major touchstone for the Bay Area’s growing Indian American community. Vegetarian meals are prepared weekly and offered up for free to the gods and the public. Rachael Myrow visited the temple in September, during the 10-day celebration of Lord Ganesha.