Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.
Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they’ve found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.
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.
Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.
Shopping for wild-caught fish can be ethically fraught for sustainability-minded consumers, because some fishing methods can result in large amounts of bycatch: the dolphins, seals and other marine life that can get snared and killed in the process. Here’s a look at a few seafood items to approach cautiously the next time you’re at the fish counter.
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.
Boccalone is a store that is located in the Ferry Building, and is the brainchild of Incanto chef Chris Cosentino and his business partner Mark Pastore. It has been open less than a year, and attracts great attention in the Ferry Building with its pristine meat slicers and case of hanging meats. In addition to their delectable porcine products, Boccalone also offers sparkling water (like what is offered at Incanto) — I love filling up my bottle on farmers market days before I battle the crowds.