Edible East Bay News

Meet Carolyn Phillips (aka Madame Huang), the author of All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China. Watch her make Chinese steamed buns in the shapes of bunnies and hedgehogs. Find the recipe here.

  •  Urban Farm Day at the Oasis BioFuel Oasis offers free workshops on gardening, beekeeping, and fermentation on Mar 18. Read more.  Cheese All Ways Taste and tour at the California Artisan Cheese Festival, Mar 24-26. Read more.

    Springtime in Capay Valley


    Celebrate the new growing season right on the farm at Farm Fresh to You, Mar 18. Read more.

     Give, Take, Plant!   Swap it at the Plant Exchange in Oakland, Mar 25. Read more.    Sip Wine, Beer, and Spirits  in Livermore Valley Explore the growing offerings of wine, beer, and spirits during this weekend celebration, Mar 25-26.Read more.
       Lend a Hand at the Market Get trained to volunteer at the Jack London Square Farmers' Market, Mar 26.  Read more.    Carve with the Pros Food Craft Institute offers its intensive Business of Butchery course, Apr 2-5.Read more.
       Explore the Desert Pharmacopeia Learn about medicinal flora in the Southern California desert, Mar 17-19.Read more.    Greener Diets A new cookbook offers creative ways to prepare healthy greens. Read our review
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  •  Got Seeds? Seed-Swap-crop Swap, share, and learn at this Berkeley seed exchange, March 10. Read more.  Cook Up a Bowl of Magic  squash Chipotle Pumpkin Soup Alchemy from Decolonize Your Diet. Recipe here.
    Art Classes and Gratitude from our Cover Artist
    Try your hand at sketching or painting with Margo Rivera-Weiss. Read more.
     Anything on a Taco      

    From humble beginnings in a London parking lot, Breddos Tacos became two restaurants and now a cookbook. Read our review.

    Dinner with a Livermore Valley Winemaker    

    Five-course meal at Garré Vineyard & Winery, March 12. Read more

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  •  Halfy Hour Serves Up Sweet Deals halfy-hour New mobile app provides discounts while reducing food waste. Read more.  Hunger on Campus EBEM_PANTRY-crop A Cal grad explores the role of the UC Berkeley food pantry. Read more.
       Sip and Strollin the Gourmet Ghetto Gourmet-Ghetto-Wine-Walk Cruise for wine, beer, and local foods in North Berkeley, March 9. Read more.  

    Indulge Your Palate


    Donkey & Goat serves up seven new spring wines, March 5. Read more.

      A Virtual Wine-Tasting Tour decanted-crop Tour eight Napa Valley wineries from the comfort of your living room. Read our film review.  

    An Apple a Day . . .  nutrient-dense The right diet can be good medicine for liver and bone health. Read our reviews here.
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  •  Legal News on Urban Ag Learn about Berkeley's new urban ag legislation, Feb 23. Read more.  Celebrating Black Farmers through Film Pollinate Farm & Garden presents a documentary feature plus shorts, Feb 24. Read more.
     Growing Food Near Native Oaks     Is it possible to grow food plants near native oaks? Yes, with the right plants and methods. Read more  Can Gluten-Free Mean More, Not Less?   Alternative flours lead to heavenly desserts. Read our review.
     Seed Art & Tour The beauty and complexity of seeds is on display in an art exhibit and tour at the Botanical Garden. Read more.  Apply Now: Women in Culinary Leadership Positions available through a James Beard Foundation program. Read more
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  • A Confectionate Affair Market-Hall-Chocolate-Flourless-Mousse-Cake-(crop Valentine’s gifts and tasty samples abound at Market Hall, Feb 11. Read more.   Chocolate BlissChocolate-Festival-at-Alameda-Grocery-crop Enjoy demos, tastes, and music at Alameda Natural Grocery's Chocolate Festival, Feb 11. Read more.


    Captivating Flowers, Perfumed Herbs, Curved Branches: Love’s Truest Language

    Harvest Use the bounty of your garden to create unexpected delights for all the senses. Read our book review.


    Feel the Burn Dark-Heart-dessertREV Dark Heart Chili Sauce pops up at LocaLove, Feb 12. Read more.   Babka for Two Chocolate-babkaREV Fournée Bakery offers a memorable Valentine’s dessert. Read more.
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  • Move Over Spinach: Miner’s Lettuce is Here

    claytonia-crop Edible East Bay gardening writer Joshua Burman Thayer tells us about a green that's easy to grow, tastes great, and is native to our region. Read more

    Celebrate the Year of the Rooster!

    year-of-the-rooster-cookbooks Book reviewer Kristina Sepetys's recommendations for Chinese New Year reading and cooking. Read more

    Ready, Set, SCOBY!

    Lila-with-kombucha   Learn to brew your own kombucha at Teance in Berkeley, Feb 11. Read more.

    Reclaiming Traditional Mexican Foods

    Decolonize-Your-Diet Meet the authors of Decolonize Your Diet at the Oakland Public Library, Jan 28.Read more.
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  • Celebrating our 2016 Cover Artists




    Redefining Beer at Calicraft


    Walnut Creek taproom innovates with new flavors in a welcoming space. Read more.


     Meet Transformative Farmer Michael Ableman


    The author of Street Farm will be at the SF Ferry Building on Jan 28 discussing how urban farming can help struggling cities. Read more.



    How Are Farmers' Markets Run?

      Here's an inside view on the California Farmers' Market Association from our sister publication, Edible Silicon ValleyRead more



    An Olive Oil Primer


    Learn all about olive oil at this class and mill tour, Jan 28. Read more.

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  •  A Cozy Meal for a Snowy Day

    creekside-in-the-snow Warm up with Beef Burgundy Stew from Sorensen’s Resort. 

    Reset and Recharge with Clean, Healthy Meals

    teaser-books Read our book reviews.

    Learn to Cook Healthier Meals

    Chef-Lisa-cooking-class Start the year with new recipes and eating strategies, January 28 in Pleasant Hill. Read more.

    Give Your Garden a Winter Boost

    window-sill   Eight tips for keeping plants healthy during the colder months. Read more.

    Oakland Restaurant Week 

    Oakland-Restaurant-Week-window Enjoy great deals at favorite Oakland eateries, January 19–29. Read more.

    Craving Crab?

    CrabFeast_Social-02 Tender Greens offers special crab dinners, Jan. 19–21 and Jan. 26–28 in Walnut Creek. Read more.
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    Kitchen Wisdom from Chef Paul Canales

    paul-canales Five chefs describe powerful lessons learned from the owner of Duende. Read more.

    Fideuà with Liberty Duck, Lacinato Kale, and Dried Figs

    fiduea-with-figs-duck-and-kale In this dish, Chef Canales highlights local duck and seasonal produce. Visit The Spanish Table in Berkeley for equipment and ingredients. 

    Fruit-Filled Sunday Workshops

    pollinate-farm-crop Learn which fruit trees will thrive in your garden, Jan 8 in Oakland. Read more

     Scion Swapping

    Take part in the California Rare Fruit Growers annual exchange,Jan 21 in Berkeley. Read more.

    Meet the Sea Forager 

    sea-forager Come hear Kirk Lombard's tales of sea foraging, Jan 7 in Berkeley.  Read our book review.

     Get Smarter About Soil

    soil-food-web-intensive Learn about the Soil Food Web from Dr. Elaine Ingham, Jan 23–27 in Castro Valley. Read more.
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  • Raising New Year’s Spirits and A Food Coming Of Age Story

    Spirited Celebrations


    Toast the new year with amari and spritz cocktails. Read our reviews here.




    Eating Our Hearts Out


    A Cal grad recalls joy, madness, and filth in a campus co-op kitchen. Read the story: here  ... Read More
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