Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.
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.
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.
Too many zucchini? Get the jump on summer’s abundance with this recipe for tasty Herbed Zucchini Fritters with Stone Fruit Salsa.
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.
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.
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.
Bay Area native Steve Sando will soon open a shop in the Ferry Building for Rancho Gordo, his “New World” heirloom bean company.
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!
Like many other intrinsically boring foods — say, tofu or grits — lentils shine because they get out of the way. They provide a vehicle and a backdrop for other flavors — whether it’s good olive oil and gently gilded onions, or ground spices and lemony pesto.
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.
It isn’t just the fairy tale stuff of Goldilocks, or the pauper gruel of Oliver Twist. Really, porridge can be a beautiful (sweet or savory) thing, especially during the cold slog of winter.