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Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

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Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet.

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DIY Peeps: Embrace The Simple Sugary Pleasure of Homemade Marshmallow Peeps this Easter

DIY Peeps: Embrace The Simple Sugary Pleasure of Homemade Marshmallow Peeps this Easter

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Think you’ve outgrown marshmallow Peeps? Think again. The homemade version offers just as much fun and far more flavor than the original. Kate Williams will show you how to make them for Easter.

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This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

| April 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade matzo isn’t complicated, but it does come with a set of rules for keeping it kosher. Want to try making it for Passover this year? Kate Williams will show you how.

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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The country’s move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they’ve given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient “pseudo-cereal.”

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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

| April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Obesity docs say it’s time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick’s Day

The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick’s Day

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.

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Celebrate the Jewish Holiday Purim with Gluten-Free Hamantaschen

Celebrate the Jewish Holiday Purim with Gluten-Free Hamantaschen

This Saturday is Purim, a lively festival often dubbed the Jewish Mardi Gras. Stephanie Rosenbaum shares a tasty recipe for Gluten-Free Hamantaschen, the traditional triangle-shaped cookies that symbolizes the holiday.

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Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the day of indulgence before the austere season of Lent, celebrate as you’re meant to: with a hearty helping of dough and fat.

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Get Your Beignets Ready for Mardi Gras

Get Your Beignets Ready for Mardi Gras

| February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s Mardi Gras season, a perfect time to enjoy New Orleans-style beignets. Find out which Bay Area restaurants are offering these tasty doughnuts, and try Stephanie Rosenbaum’s easy recipe for making fresh beignets at home.

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Valentine’s (Wine and Cocktails) with Greg and Shelley Lindgren

Valentine’s (Wine and Cocktails) with Greg and Shelley Lindgren

| February 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Greg and Shelley Lindgren share news on their businesses: his Rye on the Road will soon get new digs, and A16 celebrates its anniversary on Valentine’s Day. The power hospitality couple share wine and cocktail ideas that are fun and interesting…including a recipe for “My Bitter Valentine” which will be the Valentine’s day special at Rye.

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DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Homemade valentines don’t have to be made exclusively from chocolate. This year, try making your own conversation hearts—they’re fun to make, infinitely variable, and easy to personalize. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers’ Hearts

Budweiser’s ‘Puppy Love’ Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers’ Hearts

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The game didn’t go as predicted, but the ad war did. For the second year in a row, Bud won over viewers by using a cute puppy and photogenic Clydesdales to sell beer.

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