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Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

| February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’ve eaten or made an American style chocolate truffle—known for a soft center and slightly lumpy form compared to French truffles–you have a local Bay Area chocolate expert to thank.

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Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

| February 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Get a retro sugar rush at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. Sugar coated nostalgia in candy you remember from your childhood (from Boomers to Millennials) and even turn of the last century tasty treasures from Abba-Zabba’s to Zotz.

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Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

| January 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

Kitchen on Fire, a cooking school based in the Gourmet Ghetto, opens a satellite classroom in West Berkeley this week.

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Casual East Bay Eats For Holiday Company

Casual East Bay Eats For Holiday Company

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Try this short list of fail-proof places in the East Bay. These are restaurants my husband and I go to if we’re feeling too lazy to cook or want to take folks out for a good, reasonably priced meal.

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Ten Ethnic Cooking Classes Around the Bay Area

Ten Ethnic Cooking Classes Around the Bay Area

| November 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

Want to learn to whip up a fiery Ethiopian stew, sublime Italian greens, lively Russian piroshki or zesty Malaysian noodles? A cornucopia of ethnic cooking classes are waiting for you in kitchens sprinkled all over the Bay Area. Here’s a round-up of ten local ethnic cooking classes rich with flavor and tradition.

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Trekking for Taro in the East Bay

Trekking for Taro in the East Bay

| October 24, 2011 | 5 Comments

Taro-obsessed writer goes on hunt for East Bay ethnic restaurants that cook up this tropical plant in various incarnations and details her Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Hawaiian discoveries.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: DOSA, Sapore Italiano, Gather

Check, Please! Bay Area: DOSA, Sapore Italiano, Gather

| September 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

The eighth episode of season six features these restaurants: DOSA on Fillmore (San Francisco), Sapore Italiano Ristorante (Burlingame) and Gather (Berkeley). Leslie’s shares wine tips about alternative packaging trends.

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Be Boppin’ in Berkeley

Be Boppin’ in Berkeley

| July 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

There’s tasty Korean food to be found beyond Telegraph Avenue in Oakland at Be Bop in Berkeley.

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LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 2

LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 2

| June 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Brick Hut was a place for us all to create a space in the world
where we could be our complete selves.

The food was the community, the edible fare was our way of bringing it
all together, with love.

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LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 1

LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 1

| June 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Brick Hut Cafe was a haven for lesbians and gay men, an information center for LGBT activists, an anchor for a diverse community that included working girls, bad-boys, suburban queens, transmen and transwomen. We were the Dyke Diner: the Lesbian Luncheonette: the Chick Hut: the Brick Hug.

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Lessons from Berkeley’s Juice Bar Collective

Lessons from Berkeley’s Juice Bar Collective

35 years later, Berkeley’s Juice Bar Collective is still going strong.

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Vegans, Vegetarians & Carnivores Dine Together at Gather

Vegans, Vegetarians & Carnivores Dine Together at Gather

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Can vegans, vegetarians and carnivores really share a foodie-worthy meal at the same table? They certainly can at Gather in Berkeley. And that’s just the way Esquire Magazine’s 2010 Chef of the Year, and Gather’s Executive Chef, Sean Baker, likes it.

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Food Secrets of Writer and Cookbook Author Vanessa Barrington

Food Secrets of Writer and Cookbook Author Vanessa Barrington

| January 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Vanessa Barrington is a food writer and cookbook author based in the Temescal District in Oakland. She is the author of the recently published D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food From Scratch and co-authored Heirloom Beans with Steve Sando. Vanessa shared her local food secrets with BAB as well as a couple of recipes from her book.

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Who Owns the Deli?

Who Owns the Deli?

| February 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Is the 21st century deli still your grandmother’s deli? Can pastrami love and food consciousness coexist? The owners of Saul’s held a referendum at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay to find out.

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