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Curbside Creamery: A New Ice Cream Venture Rolls Into Oakland

Curbside Creamery: A New Ice Cream Venture Rolls Into Oakland

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s a promising newcomer entering the East Bay ice cream scene. Curbside Creamery plans to start scooping from its new space in Oakland’s Temescal Alley this fall.

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France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that’s already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.

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‘Heart Attack On A Hook': Meet America’s ‘Worst Restaurant Meal’

‘Heart Attack On A Hook': Meet America’s ‘Worst Restaurant Meal’

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Long John Silver’s Big Catch platter has plenty of fans. But the limited-time seafood dish is anything but healthful: The fish dish, complete with onion rings and hush puppies, comes in at a whopping 33 grams of trans fats — more than two weeks’ worth, according to a nutrition watchdog group.

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Mon Dieu! Fast Food Now Rules In France

Mon Dieu! Fast Food Now Rules In France

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The French may have a global reputation as gastronomes, but the majority of their restaurant spending now goes to fast food chains, a new survey finds. The change comes amid shrinking lunch breaks and growing laxity among the French when it comes to their famously rigid food culture rules.

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NYC’s Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand ‘Living Wages’

NYC’s Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand ‘Living Wages’

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fast-food workers in New York City are on strike for the second time in six months, demanding higher wages that they can live on. Workers complain that $7.25 an hour, New York’s current minimum wage, is not enough to live in the city.

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How The Food Industry Manipulates Taste Buds With ‘Salt Sugar Fat’

How The Food Industry Manipulates Taste Buds With ‘Salt Sugar Fat’

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

From food scientists who study the human palate to maximize consumer bliss, to marketing campaigns that target teens to hook them for life on a brand, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss’ new book goes inside the world of processed, packaged goods.

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Chef Preeti Mistry + Juhu Beach Club in Oakland’s Temescal

Chef Preeti Mistry + Juhu Beach Club in Oakland’s Temescal

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chef Preeti Mistry is gearing up to open her Indian street food-inspired, previously a pop-up, Juhu Beach Club in Temescal, Oakland on March 1.

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Chain Restaurants Boost Sales With Lower-Calorie Foods

Chain Restaurants Boost Sales With Lower-Calorie Foods

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Who says healthy doesn’t sell? McDonald’s, Panera Bread and other restaurant chains that offered more lower-calorie food choices saw a 9 percent jump in food and beverage sales from 2006 to 2011, a new report finds. Restaurants without these options saw sales drop.

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Where’s The Beef? Burger King Finds Horsemeat In Its U.K. Patties

Where’s The Beef? Burger King Finds Horsemeat In Its U.K. Patties

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The fast food giant said this week that some of its burgers in Britain and Ireland were found to contain horsemeat. That’s prompted a Twitter campaign and threats of a boycott.

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Mazatlán Throws an Endless Seafood Fiesta

Mazatlán Throws an Endless Seafood Fiesta

| January 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Anna Mindess discovered the world’s freshest oysters and a street lined with shrimp sellers in Mazatlán.

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Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Plastic bags, foie gras, soda taxes, backyard chickens, sustainable seafood: they all made it to the headlines this year. See the best and worst of 2012’s food news and trends as we head into the new year.

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Tamale Class at La Cocina — Just in Time for Christmas

Tamale Class at La Cocina — Just in Time for Christmas

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Besides demystifying tamale making the event at La Cocina introduced students to three chefs from different regions of Latin America, each demonstrating their own traditional recipes and techniques that produced a variety of stuffed, steamy bundles. Post includes recipe for Alicia’s Mango Tamales.

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Pop-Up Cafe Rice Paper Scissors Share their Vision (Video)

Pop-Up Cafe Rice Paper Scissors Share their Vision (Video)

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Small food business partners Valerie Luu & Katie Kwan of Rice Paper Scissors, a pop-up cafe serving Vietnamese food located in San Francisco, share their vision: integrating their eastern culinary heritage with the trending western street food culture.

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Highlights from Roli Roti’s Pop-Up at Chez Panisse

Highlights from Roli Roti’s Pop-Up at Chez Panisse

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Roli Roti celebrates its 10th anniversary at Chez Panisse.

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