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Purple Sweet Potato A Contender To Replace Artificial Food Dyes

Purple Sweet Potato A Contender To Replace Artificial Food Dyes

| September 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Consumers are demanding “natural” food dyes, and scientists say purple sweet potato is the most promising source of pigments to make them. But it may be a while before your red Popsicle is made with this kind of vegetable-based dye.

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Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland

Oakland Social: Five comfort food date nights in Oakland

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five suggestions for eliciting summertime romance over comfort food and a full belly.

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Even Carnivores Are Putting More Fake Meat On Their Plates

Even Carnivores Are Putting More Fake Meat On Their Plates

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vegetarians aren’t the only ones buying products like tempeh, tofu and seitan, a survey finds. Sales of meat alternatives climbed 8 percent between 2010 and 2012, thanks in part to meat eaters looking for a break from meat.

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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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Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Lamb is fantastic on the grill, so this Fourth of July, try some lamb burgers jazzed up with cilantro, scallions, and an unexpected hit of fresh ginger, dolloped with cool herbed yogurt. For vegetarians, there’s a smoky spread of grilled eggplant and tahini, scooped into grilled pita and topped with crunchy carrot-mint salad.

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Perfect for Summer! Recipe for Herbed Zucchini Fritters with Stone Fruit Salsa

Perfect for Summer! Recipe for Herbed Zucchini Fritters with Stone Fruit Salsa

Too many zucchini? Get the jump on summer’s abundance with this recipe for tasty Herbed Zucchini Fritters with Stone Fruit Salsa.

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Spotlight on Summer Vegetables: “River Cottage Veg” Cookbook

Spotlight on Summer Vegetables: “River Cottage Veg” Cookbook

British homesteader and meat-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall comes to San Francisco to spread the gospel of greens with his new book, River Cottage Veg. With a recipe for River Cottage Summer Garden Soup.

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Can Going Vegetarian Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Can Going Vegetarian Help You Live Longer? Maybe

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fresh research finds that men who ate vegetarian diets were less likely to die from heart disease and other heart conditions. But if you’re looking for the definitive study that might convince meat-lovers to become vegetarian, this may not be it.

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KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark Bittman talks about his new book, and how a full-time meat lover adapted to part-time veganism.

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IACP in San Francisco: Conference Highlights and Awards

IACP in San Francisco: Conference Highlights and Awards

| April 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The International Association of Culinary Professionals wrapped up its 35th annual conference in San Francisco with a “Dirt to Digital” theme and awards ceremony.

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Asparagus and Eggs Mimosa Salad

Asparagus and Eggs Mimosa Salad

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Perfect for showcasing sweet spring asparagus, this salad is tossed in a lemony vinaigrette and topped with a beautiful garnish of eggs mimosa.

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The Longevity Kitchen: A Valuable Resource for People with Allergies and Special Diets

The Longevity Kitchen: A Valuable Resource for People with Allergies and Special Diets

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Longevity Kitchen, Rebecca Katz has created a cookbook focused on optimizing health in combination with making delicious food. This books is a hidden treasure for people with allergies or food sensitivities.

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Rancho Gordo’s Ferry Building Store is Coming Soon: Q&A with Steve Sando

Rancho Gordo’s Ferry Building Store is Coming Soon: Q&A with Steve Sando

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bay Area native Steve Sando will soon open a shop in the Ferry Building for Rancho Gordo, his “New World” heirloom bean company.

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Roasted Eggplant Salad with Almonds, Feta, and Mint

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Almonds, Feta, and Mint

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eggplant is tossed in a flavor-packed marinade, roasted until golden and creamy, and then dressed in lemon, soy sauce, almonds, feta, mint, and scallions. You’ll be coming back to this again and again — as a side, on its own, in a wrap, served with eggs…it’s a good every which way!

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