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QUEST: Edible Insects – Finger Lickin’ Grub

QUEST: Edible Insects – Finger Lickin’ Grub

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

QUEST launched its sixth television season this past Wednesday, and one of the fascinating stories from the premiere episode, “Edible Insects: Finger Lickin’ Grub,” focuses on a food trend that’s newer to Americans, but not to the rest of the globe: eating bugs.

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Toast To The End Of The Dry Days At Cal Academy’s Prohibition NightLife

Toast To The End Of The Dry Days At Cal Academy’s Prohibition NightLife

| September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Celebrate the prohibition era with a sneak preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary and wine tasting at Cal Academy NightLife.

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QUEST: Curious About Compost?

QUEST: Curious About Compost?

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

How does San Francisco’s 600 tons of compostable waste become a nutrient-rich material that improves the quality of our local wines? Watch QUEST’s Science on the SPOT story, Dark Matter: Inside the Compost Cycle to hear from agronomist Bob Shaffer, Northern California’s “compost guy,” and learn about the composting process.

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QUEST: Green Eggs By The Gram – Sustainable Caviar

QUEST: Green Eggs By The Gram – Sustainable Caviar

| July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

This past spring I traveled with fellow QUEST producer, Gabriela Quirós, to the Sacramento area to film at Sterling Caviar, one of two Californian companies currently producing caviar.

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QUEST: The Science & Art of Cheese + The Terroir of Cheese

QUEST: The Science & Art of Cheese + The Terroir of Cheese

| May 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Take a video journey to Cowgirl Creamery in West Marin to learn how artisan cheese is made and how scientists are putting cheese under the microscope to gain new insights about this incredible, edible food. You can also watch another video to learn more about the role of terroir in artisan cheese.

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Science on the SPOT: Secrets of Sourdough

Science on the SPOT: Secrets of Sourdough

| March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Since the Gold Rush days when prospectors baked loaves in their encampments, sourdough bread has been a beloved favorite of the Bay Area. But what is true sourdough bread? It’s more than just the tangy flavor. Science on the SPOT visits with Maria Marco of UC Davis and baker Eduardo Morrell to learn more about the secret science of sourdough. Produced by Jenny Oh.

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The California Report: Backyard Seed Banks

The California Report: Backyard Seed Banks

| November 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

“Seed saving” is a technique that has largely fallen by the wayside in modern agriculture. And that’s reduced the genetic diversity of the crops we rely on. But now, a handful of groups in the San Francisco Bay Area are starting their own seed-saving efforts. Reporter: Lauren Sommer

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QUEST: Science of Taste & City Egg, Country Egg

QUEST: Science of Taste & City Egg, Country Egg

| April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Did you know that about 95 percent of what we think is taste is actually smell? Or that the way we perceive flavor comes from a complex relationship between our senses, emotions and memories? As scientists decode how our taste and olfactory receptors work, top California chefs are taking that knowledge and creating alchemy in the kitchen.
Plus a Web Extra: City Egg, Country Egg

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QUEST: What’s For Lunch

| October 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

We’ve all heard the latest health advice: Avoid transfats. Eat more fruits and vegetables. You may notice those changes on grocery store shelves, but for many school children, their cafeteria lunch menus haven’t caught up. This year, an effort to get healthy foods to the school lunch table is tied up in a much larger […]

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QUEST: Napa Wineries Face Global Warming

| July 31, 2007 | 0 Comments

Hey y’all — there is a story on wine in Napa on QUEST tonight that you won’t want to miss. QUEST is KQED’s new TV, radio, web, and education project about science and environment in Northern California, and their latest science story has taken them to Napa Valley. The story is titled “Napa Wineries Face […]

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