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5 Halloween Food Myths Unmasked

5 Halloween Food Myths Unmasked

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Think you know everything about Halloween? It was not always candy-centric. Are Halloween sadists real? Pumpkins, apples, and candy corn have surprising histories. Find out the truth behind 5 common Halloween food fallacies.

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5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland

5 Bites: Excellent Vegan Eats in Oakland

| October 27, 2014 | 12 Comments

Need a break from BBQ, or prefer dining on dairy and meat-free cuisine? There’s loads of wonderful options in the East Bay, with many restaurants that exclusively serve fine vegan fare in Oakland.

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A New Standard for California Olive Oil

A New Standard for California Olive Oil

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

California has taken matters into its own hands to elevate the reputation of domestic olive oil just in time for the fall harvest. Last month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture announced new standards for the state’s olive oil producers, based on recommendations from the industry’s leaders.

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Pop-Up Octoberfest at Petaluma’s Thistle Meats

Pop-Up Octoberfest at Petaluma’s Thistle Meats

Who’s behind Petaluma’s newest pop-up? Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen talks with Thistle Meats’ owner Molly Best and chef Mark Malicki about the butcher-shop Octoberfest they’ll be hosting on Monday, Oct 27.

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Bay Area Bites Halloween Menu: Sweet & Savory Devilishly Ghoulish Treats

Bay Area Bites Halloween Menu: Sweet & Savory Devilishly Ghoulish Treats

| October 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Step up your game for Halloween this year with an array of eerie, menacing treats! Ghastly (but adorable) meringue ghosts and rich chocolate cupcakes slathered with “dirt” and “slimy” (chewy, sweet) worms will appease everyones sweet-tooth. And savory, devilish delights like butternut mummy tarts, cheesy breadstick “bones,” deviled egg eyeballs and black spiders, and a vat of ghoulish guacamole will keep the party going long after the sun goes down. Bwah hahaha!

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‘Test Kitchen’: How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

‘Test Kitchen’: How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn’t you pack your burgers too tight? Two America’s Test Kitchen editors explain.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Southern-style restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint and Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food.

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More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

| October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn’t mean the product disappears from the market.

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Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

These lighter-than-air ghosts might be no more creepy than a kitten, but they are still perfect for Halloween and they will delight – not fright – the kiddos.

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From NFL To ‘Scandal,’ Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

From NFL To ‘Scandal,’ Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it’s launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

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Halloween Treat: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms

Halloween Treat: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Decadent and rich, these chocolate cupcakes get grossed-up for Halloween with a layer of cookie “dirt” and colorful chewy worms. They are disgustingly delicious!

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Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

| October 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Tablehopper’s Marcia Gagliardi will be interviewing chef Jacques Pépin at Google on Friday, October 24 at 11am PST in a live chat. Have a question for Jacques? Submit your question now and watch him respond to audience questions during the chat on Friday. Chat will be archived on this post.

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Halloween Savory Treat: Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders

Halloween Savory Treat: Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to turn humdrum deviled eggs into a devilish treat for your next Halloween? Find out how to make them into deliciously icky eyeballs and menacing spiders.

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