A popular topic at Bay Area Bites, East Oakland’s Lao cuisine has been featured in previous coverage. This roundup focuses on other fine Lao restaurants located throughout Oakland, San Pablo, El Sobrante and Albany.
Mark Pasternak and his wife, Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, farm 115 acres in Nicasio, Novato, and Petaluma, raising pigs, sheep, and rabbits, as well as wine grapes and asparagus.
ICANN has released thousands of new domain extension–including .food and .restaurant and even .organic. This could be a windfall for small food businesses, as long as they can figure out how it works.
KQED is hiring freelance journalists and writers to contribute stories to KQED’s food blog, Bay Area Bites. If you are passionate about writing articles on food-centric topics and have the required skills, please apply!
It’s the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that’s as good as much pricier models.
California’s severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can’t make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.
Heard the rumor that strawberry syrups contain flavoring from a beaver’s tush? The potion was once a common food flavoring. But settle down! The time of beaver-spiked ice pops and pastries has ended.
It’s enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.
McDonald’s says it will start to buy beef that’s “verified sustainable” in 2016. But defining sustainable beef production is tricky because the environmental issues involved are so complex.
Guddu de Karahi: Solid and Occasionally Stellar Pakistani-Indian Food Marred by Unpredictable Service
Guddu de Karahi, the second Pakistani-Indian restaurant from local favorite Guddu Haider, opened to much fanfare last fall. Notorious for quirky and slow service, the restaurant draws acclaim for its tandoori fish. Is the long wait for dinner worth it? Kate Williams takes a look.
Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google’s new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.
An international relations lecturer is using her students’ love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It’s a form of winning hearts and minds that’s gaining traction among world governments.
Spring is here, which means an explosion of all things green at the market. Although many greens can be found throughout the year, they are most abundant, lush, and tender in the spring, with over 40 types available, from spinach, arugula, and kale to nettles, cress, and pea shoots.
Many meat-eating animal lovers may not realize that their hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife. A conservation group says some species have already been driven extinct by the livestock industry.