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Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

When GMO-free cereals landed in supermarkets, some vitamins had mysteriously vanished from them. But these vitamins don’t necessarily come from genetically altered organisms.

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It’s Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good

It’s Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good

| December 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

Both vegans and non-vegans alike are pretty much in agreement that most vegan cheeses on the market are a poor substitute for the real thing. But two Bay Area companies, Kite Hill and Miyoko’s Kitchen, are crafting artisanal plant-based cheeses that might indeed surprise even the most discerning cheese-lover.

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It’s Brown, It’s Barrel-Aged, It’s … Gin?

It’s Brown, It’s Barrel-Aged, It’s … Gin?

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It’s quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

| December 4, 2014 | 12 Comments

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she’s creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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Black Creek Builders: Behind the Scenes of the East Bay Restaurant Boom

Black Creek Builders: Behind the Scenes of the East Bay Restaurant Boom

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Long before the hosts, managers, bartenders and servers, who are the masterminds behind our favorite watering holes and dining spots? The builders, of course!

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Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our primate ancestors were consuming alcohol 10 million years ago in the form of fermented fruit, researchers have discovered. The finding suggests our relationship with alcohol is ancient.

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Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular “mini-fasts.”

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U.N. Agency Suspends Food Aid For 1.7 Million Syrian Refugees

U.N. Agency Suspends Food Aid For 1.7 Million Syrian Refugees

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The World Food Program says it needs $64 million immediately to continue a voucher program that allows refugees in countries bordering Syria to buy food in local shops.

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Matcha: Silky and Smooth, It’s Not Just for Tea Ceremonies Anymore

Matcha: Silky and Smooth, It’s Not Just for Tea Ceremonies Anymore

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Japanese tea-ceremony staple for centuries, antioxiant- and umami-rich matcha is spurring a new wave of geekdom.

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Homemade Cultured Compound Butter is a Festive Addition to the Thanksgiving Table

Homemade Cultured Compound Butter is a Festive Addition to the Thanksgiving Table

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Homemade butter is shockingly easy to make, but the uncultured spread is only as good as the cream you’re using. By culturing the cream before churning, you can add enormous depth of flavor to even the least fancy bottles of cream. Kate Williams will show you how.

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

If you’re giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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Homemade Pumpkin Caramels Make a Great Thanksgiving Party Favor

Homemade Pumpkin Caramels Make a Great Thanksgiving Party Favor

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Thanksgiving dinner is over, it is nice to send guests home with a little treat that’s not leftover turkey or a mason jar of mushroom gravy. Homemade pumpkin caramels make great bite-sized party favors that truly shine with the flavors of fall. Kate Williams will show you how to make them at home.

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Pumpkin Beer And Beyond: 9 Local Bay Area Seasonal Booze Options

Pumpkin Beer And Beyond: 9 Local Bay Area Seasonal Booze Options

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drink in season with this diverse collection of beer and spirits from around the Bay Area, from pumpkin barleywine to applejack. 

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Exceptional Japanese Izakayas in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 8 Exceptional Japanese Izakayas in the East Bay

| November 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.

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