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. 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. 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.
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. 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. Create Your Own Holiday Gifts at Oakland's PreservedSign up for workshops in making pickles, hot sauce, cocktail shrubs, and more. Read more. Coq au Vin: A Mushroom and Apple TangoThe Broth Baby team shares its recipe for a traditional French favorite. Read more.
Spread the Warmth: Give a Coat
The Ecology Center partners with One Warm Coat on a winter clothing drive. Read more.
An Expat in Paris Meet the author in Danville or Oakland and read our review.
Can You Really Trust an Eggplant?here
Civil Pops Branch Out to Market Hall Foods Ice pop company helps create jobs for Oakland youth. Read more. Party with the Pumpkins ... ...at Market Hall’s Harvest Day party, Oct 28 in Oakland. Read more. ... and Bake them into Cake Try this favorite pumpkin cake recipe from Market Hall Bakery. Read more. Departed Spirits Fill the Air at CalaveraCelebrate Día de los Muertos in Oakland with menu and cocktail specials, starting Oct 26. Read more. It's Black Restaurant Week! Dine out and support black-owned businesses through November 5. Read more.Spice Up Your Celebrations!Mexican food is a perfect choice for Halloween and Día de Los Muertos. Read our book reviews. Don't Waste Those Flavorful Fresh Herbs! Keep both hardy and tender herbs on hand to infuse your dishes with flavor using these tips from StopWaste. Delight in Autumn’s Bounty at City Slicker Farms Bring the family for games, farm tours, workshops, and a benefit dinner, Oct 28 at this urban farm in Oakland. Read more.
Monster masks and photos offer frights and delights in Alameda, Oct 13. Read more
Harvest Treats for Kids of All Ages Celebrate the season with games, puppets, and soup at the East Bay Waldorf School in El Sobrante, Oct 14. Read more.
Happy 50th, Dear Cheese Board!
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Eat Your Way to Good Health
Chef Seamus Mullen offers foods for strength and healing. Read our book review.
Recharge Your Garden at the Plant Exchange Donate a plant and take new ones home at this 10th anniversary event in Oakland, Oct 21. Read more.
Learn, Do, and Make
Check out the robots, bikes, bees, and more at the Mini Maker Faire, Oct 22 in Oakland. Read more.
Dine Local, Think Global with Chef Tu David Phu ... The acclaimed chef offers a farm-to-table meal with environmental goals, Oct 22 in San Francisco. Read more. ... and try the Chef's Lemongrass Beef Try the recipe and read about Chef Tu David Phu's Vietnamese-Californian pop-up dinners. North Bay Fires The losses are heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with the community members and first responders involved. Benefit for Hurricane Relief Trader Vic’s Emeryville donates all bar proceeds on October 11. Read more.
Robin Sloan Reads from his New Novel
Meet the bestselling author at Mrs. Dalloway’s, Oct 12. Read more.
Still Dirty at 30 Hoes Down Harvest Fest celebrates its 30th anniversary, Oct 7 & 8. Read more.
Cheesetoberfest at a New Shop in Berkeley Meet Maker's Common. Indulge in cheese, beer, and housemade pretzels, Oct 13. Read more. Cheese: The Ultimate Companion to Beer Learn about the contrasts and complements that create ideal pairings. Read our book review. It’s Fall Planting Time Find a tempting assortment at the Merritt College Plant Sale, Oct 7 & 8. Read more. Taste Palm Fruits and Cactus Sample exotic fruits from the trees at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, Oct 14. Read more.
Meet the Artists of Emeryville An annual exhibit honors new and established artists, opening Oct 6. Read more.
Murals Reign in Reno Artists transform the walls downtown at Art Spot Reno, Oct 13-15. Read more. October Fun at the Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market Come in costume and enjoy different treats each Sunday in October. Read more.
Tasting Time at the Oasis
Buzz on over to Biofuel Oasis in Berkeley for free workshops and honey samples, Sept 30. Read more.
Harvest Happenings at Orchard NurseryIt's time for pumpkins, scarecrows, and apple fishing in Lafayette. Weekend days in Oct. Read more. Pomegranate Pizzazz It's easy to grow these delightful fruits. Learn how in our Gardener's Notebook. Tapas Demo & Tasting Learn about and sample a mix of savory Spanish snacks, Oct 7 in Pleasant Hill. Read more. Celebrating Giovanni Lo Coco: The Walls Have to LaughThe daughters of the East Bay restaurant legend remember him with hilarious tales of food and family. Read the story by Mary Tilson and Cheryl Angelina Koehler.
Tomatoes and Basil: Keep them Tasty!Pick up some tips from StopWaste for storing your tomatoes and basil. Then preserve your surplus harvest by making a tasty sauce. Read more.
Olives All Around Two olive fests offer delicious tastes and family fun, Oct 1 in Orinda and Oct 7 & 8 in Fremont. Read more Workshop and Dinner at Orinda's Old Yellow HouseThis sustainability event also features a dance performance and house tours, Oct 7. Read more.