Edible East Bay News


  • Spotlight on Black Farmers A film celebration honors Black History Month, Feb 23 in Oakland. Read more  Impossible Foods Steps Up for Hunger Relief Creators of the plant-based Impossible Burger partner with local food banks. Read more.
     Create One-Bowl Vegan Meals Try these creative and tasty one-dish meals. Read our book review.  What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?

    We found lots of squash! Pick your favorite, and try our Roasted Winter Squash and Apple Soup.

     Take a Locavore’s Tour of Alameda   Visit three unique spots with Slow Food South Bay, Feb 28. Read more.  Increase Your Soil Savvy

    The Soil Food Web Course enlightens backyard gardeners and professionals.Read more.

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    Cambodian Home Cooking Comes to Fruitvale  Chef Nite Yun of Nyum Bai is poised to open her first brick-and-mortar restaurant, Feb 17.   Read more  Politics is on the Menu at Chez Panisse Alice Waters hosts a social hour for Iowa Congressional candidate Austin Frerick, Feb 11.  Read more.
    Garden with a Local Pro Golden Gate Gardening author Pam Peirce leads a workshop at Pollinate Farm, Feb 10.  Read more. Art at Julie’s Oakland Explore the work of artist Francine Hsu Davis as you savor some drink specials, Feb 10.  Read more

    Biohack Your Valentine’s Day

    Grow pink edible mushrooms, brew love potions, or make bubbling, luminous cocktails.  Read more.

    Make Those Valentine's Day Sweets Yourself! Treat your special someone to divine handmade chocolate treats free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar. Read our book reviews  For the Love of Chocolate Sample confections, cakes, and chocolate-cheese combos at Market Hall, Feb 10. Read more.
     Local Love Is Popping Up CelerySpace hosts a pop-up craft market and hand-lettering workshop, Feb 10. Read more. What’s at Your Farmer’s Market this Week? In Berkeley, they're lining up for Ojai Valley citrus from Churchill Orchard. Read Pixie People, our Spring 2016 story about the people behind the orchard. 


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  • “In Madame Huang’s Kitchen” Wins an EDDY!

    We’re thrilled to have just received the Edible Communities EDDY award for best use of video. If you missed it last spring, now is the time to watch the video, try the recipe, and read the interview with Carolyn Phillips (aka Madame Huang).
    Why Are Sprouts and Yogurt Part of Our Diet?Author Jonathan Kauffman talks about his new book on Jan 30 in San Francisco. Get the details and read our book review
    Dave Eggers Sets Out on a Bookmobile Tour
    Author Dave Eggers and the "monk" (subject of this new book) visit SF City Hall and several bookstores, Jan 26-28. Get the details and read our book review.
     Admiral Maltings Opens Craft Beer Pub in AlamedaWe wrote about it last summer. Now you can taste what Admiral Maltings does for beer. The Rake brew pub opens on January 26. Read More.  Hats Off to the East Bay’s Good Food Awards Winners!Local winners include products by Yumé Boshi and other outstanding food and drink producers.       Read more.
     Winter is the Time to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees Read our Gardener’s Notebook to learn why you should plant fruit trees now and how to go about it.
    What's at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?
    Now plentiful at local markets, beets and leeks offer bursts of color and flavor. Try our roasted veggies recipe.
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  •  Saha Offers an Arabic Fusion Menu in Berkeley  Don’t miss Sarah Henry’s article on Saha from our Winter Holidays issue. Read more.  Help Celebrate Food and Community at Happy Lot Farm  It's a day of service and a birthday block party, Jan 15 in Richmond. Read more.
     Swap Scions and Gardening Tips Beginners and expert gardeners alike come to the Annual Scion Exchange for plants and lessons in fruit tree grafting, Jan 20 in Berkeley. Read more.  An Elegant Evening Honors Outstanding Food Celebrate the 2018 winners at the Good Food Awards ceremony and party, Jan 19, and Marketplace, Jan 21, in SF. Read more.
    Comfort in a Deep, Round Dish
    Warm, nutritious food served in a bowl is the answer when you need a comforting, one-dish meal. Read our book reviews.
      No Need to Cook: It’s Restaurant Week in Oakland  Dine on terrific food at affordable prices throughout the city, Jan 11-21. Read more.                    Are There Ways to Reduce Massive Wildfires?  This story in Civil Eats looks at planned burning, the benefits of grazing, and the need to change building codes.
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  • Winter Pruning Demos Learn how to tend your fruit trees and roses in the winter months, Jan 13, 16, & 18 in Lafayette. Read more Inspiration from Afar

    Two new cookbooks serve up dishes and techniques from faraway places. Read our book reviews.

     Singapore Meets Southern Classics at Drip Line Meet Chef Nora Dunning, discover the secrets to her Shrimp and Grits, and try the recipe: here  Sweeten Your New Year with Backyard Bees Learn to keep your own hive at a Biofuel Oasis class in Berkeley, Jan 21. Read more.
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  •  Luminous Local Gifts   Edible East Bay's last-minute gifts list has ideas to please food, farm, and garden enthusiasts.  Local Authors Top Our Gift List Our book editor Kristina Sepetys serves up her local favorites for cooks, readers, and eaters alike. Read her reviews.
     Don’t Toss Your Stale Bread Make this delicious bread pudding instead! Here’s the recipe from Alameda County public agency StopWaste.  Try a Tri-Tip Feast   Market Hall offers Christmas specialties like this Grilled Citrus Honey Tri-Tip. Try the recipe.
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  • Lunch and Sweets at Ottolenghi Islington

    Book editor Kristina Sepetys describes a memorable meal abroad and reviews Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh’s new book, Sweet. Read more.


     A Holiday Maker Fair Pops Up at Pizzaiolo  Shop for hand-crafted goods and snack on porridge and pastries, Dec 17 in Oakland. Read more. Splurge on Handmade Gifts Support local artisans at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market Winter Crafts Fair, Dec 16 & 23. Read more


    Food Shift Turns Rescued Produce into a Dinner Party

      StopWaste staff report on Food Shift’s fundraiser where they feasted on rescued produce. Read the story and try Food Shift’s recipes for Vegetarian Santa Fe Green Chili and American Potato Salad.

     A Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven FishesLungomare hosts a holiday tradition, Dec 24 in Oakland. Read more.  Get Your Herbs On for the HolidaysJulie’s and New Moon Apothecary host an herbal trunk show, Dec 19 in Oakland. Read more.
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  •  A Calendar that Makes a DifferenceCalendar sales benefit Alameda County Community Food Bank. Read more.

    Institute of Urban Homesteading Winter Open House

    Holiday social, tasting, and shopping, Dec 9 & 10 in Berkeley. Read more.

     Bake Up a Spicy Sweet Honey Spice Cookie recipe and traditional Chanukah favorites from Market Hall in Rockridge and Berkeley. Read more.  Support a Local Food Bank with a Gift of Organic Produce Farm Fresh to You offers donation options and holiday gift boxes. Read more.
    Add Spice to Your DIY GiftsLearn to make spicy kimchi at Three Stone Hearth, Dec 9 in Berkeley. Read more.  Chocolate Peacocks and Other DelightsThe 47th annual Craneway Crafts Fair benefits KPFA radio, Dec 16 & 17 in Richmond. Read more.

    The Bitter and the Sweet

      Read our story on coffee roaster Mr. Espresso

     Plant a Tree Collard Now is the time to plant these high-climbing perennials. Learn how in our Gardener’s Notebook.  Farming Mentorship Deadline ExtendedHands-on mentorship opportunities available with First Generation Farmers, a women-led farm in Brentwood.  Read more.
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  •  Come to the Table to Support Fire ReliefLocal fundraiser benefits the workers who grow our food, Dec 3 at Bauman College in Berkeley. Read more.  Apply Now for a Farming MentorshipHands-on opportunities available with First Generation Farmers, a women-led farm in Brentwood. Read more.

    Lather Up!

      Make traditional soaps with the founder of Summer Sequoia Tallow, Dec 2 in Berkeley. Read more.


     Celebrate the Season on the Sonoma County Farm TrailHelp the fire recovery effort by holiday shopping at North Bay farms, through Jan 1. Read more.  Six Americans in Paris Create Culinary HistoryRead our book review and meet author Justin Spring, Dec 5 in San Francisco.
     Market Hall At 30 Read our new story about how a good idea in Rockridge evolved into a haven for cooks and eaters.  It’s the Little Things that Count Read our book review and meet author Rolando Beramendi at Rockridge Market Hall, December 2.
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  •  Eat Out to Support Garden Education  Berkeley Dine Out and local restaurants partner up for a good cause on November 30. Read more.  Dress to Save the Planet Fibershed presentation highlights climate-beneficial wool, Nov 16 in Oakland. Read more.
     Focus on Seasonal Flavors Chef David Tanis invites readers to the market in his new cookbook. Read our review.  Try Meghan's Potato Latkes StopWaste offers tips for storing potatoes and onions along with a recipe for latkes. Read more.
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