Edible East Bay News

  • Cooking for Health in Pleasant Hill and a Warming Winter Stew


    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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  • Chef Paul Canales, Orchard Wisdom, and The Sea Forager


     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
  • Thrill of the Hunt


    Follow artist Gary Handman as he hunts down ingredients for his favorite winter dish.

    Crafts at the Farmers’ Market 

    Local artisans offer items made with sustainability in mind, Dec 17. Read more

    Arts & Crafts on the Waterfront

    Find lots of handmade goods at the Craneway Crafts Fair, Dec 17 & 18. Read more

     Delightful Reads for Kids and Kids at Heart

      Two books offer mystery and magic in the kitchen: here  


    A Winter Galette

      Roasted veggies blend with goat cheese in this tasty tart: here  

    Gift Books for Your Favorite Cooks

    Six outstanding choices for those who want to up their game in the kitchen. Read our reviews.  
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  • Homemade Gifts, Pop-Up Crafts, and Nutritious Donations

    From Hive to Home


    Explore our DIY guide to holiday foods and crafts that benefit the bees: here


     Choose Healthy Foods    for Seasonal Giving

    Nutrition is a top priority for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and SuperFoodDrive. Read more.

     Favorite Gift Ideas from    Edible Communities

    Edible Communities publishers dish up inspired treats to share with friends and family: here

    Spice it Up!


    Enhance your holiday meals with salts and other tantalizing flavors. Read our reviews.

     A Unique Holiday Pop-up

    Artisans and makers display their wares at CelerySpace in Berkeley, Dec 10.   Read more.

     Taste, Shop, and Chat

    Find homemade gifts and new flavors at Ruby’s annual winter sale in Oakland, Dec 10. Read more.
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  • Secret Snails, Blue Heart, and Warming Winter Dishes

    Support Food Justice through Blue Heart

    December focus is on job creation through Planting Justice. Read more.     

    Join the Secret Snail Recipe Swap 

    Slow Food hosts a worldwide exchange. Read more

     Holiday Garden Gifts    and Crafts 

    uc-botanical-garden2 Enjoy a pop-up shop and special holiday workshops. Read more

     Merrymaking with   Donkey & Goat 

    donkey-goatrevsharpened Celebrate the season with a wine and pizza party, Dec 2. Read more.


    Reflections on Food Culture 

    Read our review and attend a panel with the writers on Dec 6.

    Bundle Up & Chow Down

    Our new issue serves up warming winter dishes from three world cultures. Read more.
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  • Farm Gifts, Dine Out, and Our Winter Holidays Issue

    Gifts from the Farm

     Local farmers offer tempting holiday treats. Read more

    Update: Taste, Sip, Share

    Sample nourishing food and drink, and share your feedback, Dec 8. Read more 

     Our Winter Holidays Issue 

    Pick up your copy at a farmers’ market or local business!

     Dine Out for School Gardens 

    Berkeley restaurants support gardening and cooking education, Dec 1. Read more.

    Spiced Elderberry Syrup 

    Five Flavors Herbs offers a healing seasonal brew. Read more.

    The Macanese Melting Pot 

    Get on board for a pop-art cooking adventure. Read our review.
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  • Cookie Pop-Up, Soup for Artists, and A Fundraiser at Sanctuary Bistro

    Cool Cookies

    dories-cookies Meet culinary guru Dorie Greenspan on Nov. 12. Read our book review. Click here

     Soup for the Arts

    soup Enjoy a homemade meal and vote to fund a local artist, Nov 13. Read more.

    Paint it Forward and Help a Kid

    starry-night Call on your inner Van Gogh to make a child’s wish come true, Nov 12. Read more.


    Fundraiser for Mobile Farmers’ Markets 

    sanctuary Sanctuary Bistro dinner benefits Fresh Approach, Nov 13. Read more.
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  • Soda Tax, Shroombake, And Gallery Shows

     Vote for Your Community!

    berkeleyvsbigsoda_nikki-goddard Soda tax and plastic bag ban are up for consideration. Vote by Nov 8. Read more.

     Gallery Fest in Walnut Creek

    wreath-stroke Find great gifts and learn new DIY skills, Nov 5 & 6. Read more.

    Warm and Sweet Autumn Reads


    Seasonal flavors bring comfort and coziness to your kitchen. Read our reviews here.


    mushroom-pies Niles Pie Company shares the secrets of Mushroom Pie.

     Dining Goes on Display

    epperson-gallery-sm Savor a gallery show and retail event in Crockett. Reception on Nov 5. Read more.
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  • A Seasonal Pie Contest & Three Outstanding Author Talks

     Sophie Egan on American Food Culture

    egan-book The author of Devoured delves into why we eat what we eat, Oct 27. Read more

     Know Thy Fungi

    radical-mycology Peter McCoy talks about the importance of mushrooms, Oct 27. Read more.

    Try Out Your Pie at CUESA's Harvest Fest

    two-pies Celebrate the season with Halloween fun and plenty of pies, Oct 30. Read more.

     Foragers Companion

    flavors-of-home-250 Meet Margit Roos-Collins and learn about her updated plant guide, Nov 2. Read more.

     Scare Yourself Silly at the Market

    halloween-harvest-kids Halloween Harvest Fests offer treats for all, Oct 29 & 30. Read more.
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