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Pick Your Own: Family-friendly U-Pick Orchards and Farms

Pick Your Own: Family-friendly U-Pick Orchards and Farms

Want to make jam? Fill your freezer with berries? Make peach pie for everyone you know? The fun, cheap way to stock up on local fruit is to pick your own, down the coast and out in the delta.

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Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat

Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pulling from Julia and Paul’s letters as well as Julia’s biographies, Minette’s Feast tells the story of how Minette came to live and eat with the Childs in Paris.

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Jacques Pépin Talks Picky Eating, Foie Gras, and Paula Deen

Jacques Pépin Talks Picky Eating, Foie Gras, and Paula Deen

| April 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

I really wish I could write out Jacques’ voluptuous accent phonetically without it looking like I’m making fun of him. His cadence is just so enchanting, it makes you want to sit back with a glass of slow-sipping Calvados, close your eyes, and simply listen to all his stories.

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Earth Day 2012:  Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2012: Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Happy Earth Day! Check out our listings of fun, tasty, and educational events happening Sunday, April 22 all around the Bay.

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Summer Food and Farming Camps for Kids

Summer Food and Farming Camps for Kids

What are your kids doing this summer? Cooking, gardening, and farming camps for children and teens are more popular than ever. Check out our handy summer guide to where to gather eggs, pet a goat, learn from a llama, whip up a risotto, or write your own restaurant review.

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Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

| February 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Get a retro sugar rush at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. Sugar coated nostalgia in candy you remember from your childhood (from Boomers to Millennials) and even turn of the last century tasty treasures from Abba-Zabba’s to Zotz.

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How’s about a Nice Kale Sandwich?

How’s about a Nice Kale Sandwich?

Bored of the same old hummus sandwiches and PB&Js? Liven up a vegetarian lunchbox with this excellent kale, squash, chutney and cheese concoction.

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Milling at the Bale Grist Mill

Milling at the Bale Grist Mill

Tour the oldest water-wheel grist mill in California, the Bale Grist Mill in Calistoga, and make a breakfast-perfect, scone-like whole grain loaf with your freshly milled grains.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part Two

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part Two

| December 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry continues coverage of food trends and topics for 2011 with part-two of her top food stories posts. Up this time: food recalls, childhood obesity, partnerships in food, occupy food — and a healthy smattering of the year’s biggest food celebrities.

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Christmas Morning Pumpkin Bread

Christmas Morning Pumpkin Bread

| December 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

A festive, secretly good-for-you pumpkin bread recipe, perfect for warming up your holiday morning.

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At the Alameda County Food Bank, Volunteers Get Nourished Too

At the Alameda County Food Bank, Volunteers Get Nourished Too

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

To help combat exponential increases in hunger and demand for food assistance, the Alameda County Community Food Bank feeds 49,000 people a week. Its volunteers range from school children to retired Stanford University professors. They bag fresh produce, sort cans and fill boxes with essential foodstuffs.

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Your Bay Area Vegan Thanksgiving Event and Meal Guide

Your Bay Area Vegan Thanksgiving Event and Meal Guide

| November 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Vegans and vegetarians also love to celebrate Thanksgiving with those closest to them and share a grand meal. What we do differently is not just swap out the meat — we also thank the animals who make our lives richer, funnier, eye-opening, and loving. Here is a list of events and meal options in the area that are sure to make your veggie Thanksgiving a fabulous one!

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Essential Pépin: Jacques Pépin’s New Cookbook

Essential Pépin: Jacques Pépin’s New Cookbook

| September 29, 2011 | 4 Comments

This fall Jacques Pépin publishes his newest cookbook, Essential Pépin, and gives his hungry fans over 700 of his favorite recipes culled from his six decades as an apprentice cook, professional chef, and cooking school teacher. Get information about the TV series premiering on KQED Oct. 15 and view the just launched Essential Pépin website.

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18 Reasons Gets a New Home

18 Reasons Gets a New Home

| September 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

The new 18 Reasons space opens, a lively new addition to Bi-Rite’s 18th Street empire.

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