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How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Around 1900, as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to find crops from around the world which would grow well in the United States, “agricultural explorers” visited Algeria, Iraq and Egypt. They returned with date palm shoots, and after planting in a number of regions, found the Coachella Valley had the perfect climate for the crop.

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A Japanese iPhone Gadget Teases The Tummy With Food Smells

A Japanese iPhone Gadget Teases The Tummy With Food Smells

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scentee draws power from an iPhone to blast you with the smell of hearty meat or lavender. But could the synthetic smell of meat trick your brain into thinking you’re eating meat instead of plain rice?

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Here’s A Reason To Love Disco Again: Stopping Food Waste

Here’s A Reason To Love Disco Again: Stopping Food Waste

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wednesday is World Food Day, an occasion meant to strengthen the commitment to end global hunger. Across Europe, activists are throwing disco soup parties to turn leftover food into delicious food to give to the hungry. And as the name suggests, there’s music, too.

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Banksy’s Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry … With Puppets

Banksy’s Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry … With Puppets

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The street artist’s latest piece is called “Sirens of the Lambs,” and it features a bunch of cuddly puppet animals peeking out of a slaughterhouse truck, squealing with fear. The truck is set to tour around New York City for the next week and a half.

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Q&A with Shakirah Simley: Canner-in-Residence at Bi-Rite

Q&A with Shakirah Simley: Canner-in-Residence at Bi-Rite

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Find out the story behind thought leader Shakirah Simley. She is the Community Coordinator and Canner-in-Residence for Bi-Rite and rocks a canning and jamming background that is both personal and professional.

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Google+ Hangout Alert! Make Chocolate Truffles with Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates

Google+ Hangout Alert! Make Chocolate Truffles with Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Thursday September 26 at noon, Bay Area Bites will be hosting a Google+ Hangout with Chuck Siegel to demonstrate how to make Paves – Classic Chocolate Truffle. Find out how to participate!

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Naschmarkt, Café  Tiramisu, Wood Tavern

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Naschmarkt, Café Tiramisu, Wood Tavern

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Naschmarkt (Campbell), Café Tiramisu (San Francisco), Wood Tavern (Oakland). Watch Leslie Sbrocco share her wine tips about Oregon wines.

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Taking Down Big Food Is The Name Of Chipotle’s New Game

Taking Down Big Food Is The Name Of Chipotle’s New Game

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chipotle is betting that it can sell even more burritos by lambasting Big Food companies that drug animals in the name of profit. That’s the message of a new short film and game the company launched Thursday that takes a cue from advocacy films like The Meatrix.

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Watch An Episode of PBS’s New Video Food Series “Original Fare”: Bodega Bay Campside Clams with Hank Shaw

Watch An Episode of PBS’s New Video Food Series “Original Fare”: Bodega Bay Campside Clams with Hank Shaw

| September 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

PBS Food recently launched a new web series called Original Fare: a travel video series for eating, drinking, and discovering local craft fare. Watch “Bodega Bay Campside Clams” where host/storyteller Kelly Cox joins hunter, angler, gardener, cook and forager Hank Shaw in Bodega Bay California on the hunt for gaper clams.

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Watch Master Fruit & Vegetable Carver Jimmy Zhang Make Melons Bloom and Carrots Fly

Watch Master Fruit & Vegetable Carver Jimmy Zhang Make Melons Bloom and Carrots Fly

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Want to carve a rearing horse out of taro, tropical fish from carrots or a roaring dragon out of giant radishes? Watch Chef Jimmy Zhang, Master of the Chinese Art of Fruit and Vegetable carving in this video as he fashions an exquisite watermelon rose and shares the secrets of this ancient craft.

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Next Meal: Engineering Food

Next Meal: Engineering Food

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are the benefits of genetically engineered foods worth the risks? Check out this half-hour special from QUEST Northern California that explores the pros and cons of genetically engineered crops and what the future holds for research and regulations.

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Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life (VIDEO)

Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life (VIDEO)

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A precociously independent toddler packs a healthy homemade lunch and heads off to snack in Bernal Height’s Holly Park in San Francisco. This video is a promo for Kim Laidlaw’s new book: Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life.

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Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in Sign Language

Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in Sign Language

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A dozen Deaf Foodies relish the tastes and history of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto in a 3 hour tasting tour presented completely in American Sign Language (ASL) by food writer (and ASL interpreter) Anna Mindess through Edible Excursions.

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Alice Waters Talks About Chez Panisse Fire (VIDEO)

Alice Waters Talks About Chez Panisse Fire (VIDEO)

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

So sorry to hear about the fire at Chez Panisse early this morning. Listen to this moving interview from Alice Waters on the scene. My heart goes out to her and the entire Chez Panisse family.

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