Edible East Bay News


  • Sip & Sail on the Bay   Come on board for a Parisian picnic hosted by Mike and Anne Dashe, June 23. Read more. Explore Farming and STEM this Summer   High school and college students are invited to a free urban farm camp in Martinez. Read more.
    Go Buggy in the Garden Bring the family to learn all about insects, June 17 in Berkeley. Read more. A Big Pig From a Small Press   A children’s book from a new nonprofit press tackles issues about the environment and our food systems. Read our review.

    What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week?

      We found sweet, juicy plums at the San Leandro Farmers' Market at Bayfair. Try making a plum shrub to mix with sparkling water or use in summer cocktails: here  
    Time to Clean Out Those Cupboards! Swap your dishes, pots, and appliances at the Kitchen Exchange, June 23 in Emeryville. Read more. Penne, Spaghetti, or Cavatappi? It’s Pasta Friday! Learn how Allison Arevalo created Pasta Friday and how you can cook up your own community meal. Read her story: here
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  • A Summer Sampler of Herbal Wellness WorkshopsLearn to make healing herbal products at three free workshops in Concord. Read more. Save Those Seeds   Seed-saving advocate Rebecca Newburn teaches us how, July 9 in Oakland. Read more.
    Look Sharp! Bernal Cutlery owner Josh Donald offers a comprehensive new guide to knives. Meet the author June 8 in SF, and read our book review. Love Salad?   Keep your lettuce crisp and delicious with StopWaste’s how-to tips!  Read them here or watch the videos.
    Happy Birthday, CUESA! Celebrate sustainable agriculture with a feast at the Ferry Building, June 10. Read more. Meet Sabio Writer Alix Wall explores the Chef's Tasting Menu at this Pleasanton dining destination. Read our story: here

    What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week?

    We found fresh Romano beans at the Old Oakland market to use with recipes from two fellow Edibles, South Florida and Houston. Enjoy Stewed Fresh Romano Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano and a Fig, Corn, and Green Bean Salad.

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  • Meet Elizabeth Minchilli ...  Author Elizabeth Minchilli shares some of her favorite Italian pantry items at Rockridge Market Hall, June 7. Read more. ... and Try Her Italian Recipes Read our book review, and try Elizabeth's Goat Cheese and Kale Salad.
    Grassy Goodness   Explore the Petaluma Food Shed at the Transhumance Festival, June 9. Read more. Moringa Can Be a Boon to Your Garden Learn about Moringa oleifera, a nutritious food and a soil builder. Read our Gardener’s Notebook
    What’s for Dessert?  Chef Kellie Joe offers a surprise demo at the Walnut Creek farmers’ market, June 10. Read more. Diaspora Dinner Honors Chef Tanya Holland Enjoy an elegant evening of food, drinks, music, and conversation, June 12 in San Francisco. Read more.
    What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?   We found sweet, crunchy sugar snap peas at the Moraga Farmers' Market. Try this salad made with beets and sugar snaps from our friends at Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass.   Greet the Peaches! If you're as excited as we are about welcoming the first peaches to the market, you'll want to read our story about how local chefs are cooking and serving them up.
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  •  Support Oakland Kids at a Jamaican Jerk Cook-Off          Fundraiser at Drake’s Dealership benefits My Yute Soccer, May 28. Read more. Dance, Make Puppets, and Take a Strawberry Walk Get playful and creative at the Family Fun Fest, May 26 in Berkeley. Read more.
    It’s Party Time in Fremont Burger and Brew Fest features samplings, food trucks, and a cooking competition, May 26. Read more. Local Author Speaks on Traditional African-American Healing Enjoy a book launch and performance at the Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany, May 20. Read more
    New World Peppers An award-winning book explores the huge variety of peppers found in the Americas.Read our review. It’s a Double Header Celebration at Camino   The restaurant hosts two events to mark its tenth anniversary, May 18 & 19 in Oakland. Read more.
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  •  Celebrate 5 Years at  Pollinate Farm & Garden!   Anniversary party features garden talks, demos, and baby goats, May 19-20 in Oakland. Read more.  The Intersection of Art, Media, and Food Justice   Join Chef Bryant Terry for a summit at the Museum of the African Diaspora, May 19 in SF. Read more.
     A Sweet Sunday for Mom Create Mother's Day memories at the Jack London Square Market, May 13 in Oakland. Read more.  San Francisco’s Unique Flavors Find out about some of the city’s best-known drinks and foods, and make your own Ballpark Garlic Fries. Read our review and try the recipe.
     What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week? We found fresh artichokes and a delicious, easy way to cook them.  Food for Thought at the Oakland Museum   Check out Take Root, an all-ages exhibit about how and why urban agriculture is booming in Oakland. Here’s our review.
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  •  Deaf Chefs Triumph! Culinary students at the California School for the Deaf turn last year’s defeat into motivation for victory. Read more.  Gardeners’ Gathering Have a lively time at the Merritt College Horticulture Club Spring Plant Sale and Fair, May 5 & 6 in Oakland. Read more.
     Get Ready for Tomato Time Now is the time to plant your tomatoes. Get started with tips from our Gardener’s Notebook.  A Spring Feast Pops Up Celebrate the season with a focus on fennel, April 30 in Berkeley. Read more.

    Explore New Tastes from Near and Far

      Meet the authors of The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook and JapanThe Cookbook. Laura McLively is at the Bay Area Book Fest, April 29 in Berkeley and Nancy Singleton Hachisu is at Omnivore Books on Food, April 28 in SF. Read more.  
     Wondering What a Local Food Tour Is Like?  Read our current story about Local Food Adventures’ Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Tour.  What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week? We found fresh fava beans and remembered a favorite springtime dish.
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  •  Celebrate Earth Day ... Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany hosts a family-friendly festival and lunch, April 22. Read more  ... at These Local Fests  Explore the Wagner Ranch Nature Area in Orinda, April 22. Read more.
     Growing Food as a Way of Life   A gardening book and a biography highlight eating what you grow. Meet the authors, April 22 and 25, and read our book reviews.  Hop Culture Comes West  It’s a beer-themed double header: an Oaklandish pop-up and a craft beer festival, April 20 and 22 in Oakland. Read more.
     Tour Elegant Homes in Piedmont and the Oakland HillsThis annual event benefits local at-risk children, April 27 & 28 in Oakland. Read more.  Grow Your Own Medicinal Herbs and TeasExplore the possibilities, then do some hands-on planting, April 21 in Oakland.Read more
     What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?We were tempted by this fresh fennel, and went into our magazine archives for this great collection of fennel recipes from the former Bay Wolf restaurant.  Skip the Utensils with Thrive Dining Find out how eating can be easier for people with medical issues thanks to a method now in use at local retirement communities.
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  • Sublime Sustainable Seafood   Slow Fish comes to the Bay Area. April 14-16 in San Francisco. Read more  It’s a Pie Party! Niles Pie Company marks its fifth anniversary with an open house, April 7 in Union City. Read more.
     Curious About Kombucha? Learn the secrets to healthy probiotic drinks at Three Stone Hearth, April 14 in Berkeley. Read more.  Are Wine & Weed a Perfect Match? Writer Ella Buchan took an excursion with Cannabis Tours to find out. Read about her adventures in our current issue.

    What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?

    These luscious strawberries got us craving some strawberry shortcake. Try our recipe: here

     Cooking Anything Food52 Style Food52 adds to its series with a book on grilling. Read our review.  Dine with the author of Big Hunger Join Food Shift and Imperfect Produce for a meal with Andy Fisher, April 19 in Alameda. Read more.
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  •  The Hunt is On! The Moraga Farmers’ Market hosts a children’s Easter Egg Hunt, April 1. Read more.  Kids: Make This Yummy Pie! Learn to make tofu at Hodo Soy and then how to craft it into three tasty dishes. This hands-on class for kids ages 7-12 takes place Mar 31 in Oakland. Read more.
     Pickle Pizzazz  Give your veggies new life and discover the secrets of Cha Cha pickles, Mar 31 in Berkeley. Read more.  Give a Plant, Take a Plant Find garden gems and share with others at this fun, free event, Mar 31 in Oakland. Read more.
    What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week? We found fresh asparagus with thin or thick spears. Take your pick, and try this asparagus frittata made with spring onions and green garlic.
     Snatch Unused Growing Space in Your Spring Garden! In this month's Gardener's Notebook, learn how to get the most out of the extra space under and around your tomato, pepper, and squash plants.
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  •  Step up Your Gardening Game at the BASIL Seed Swap The swap launches seed-saving campaign One Seed, One Community, March 16 in Berkeley. Read more.  New Date for the Locavore’s Tour of Alameda  Visit three unique spots with Slow Food members from around the Bay, March 17. Read more.

    Make it a Cheese-Centric Weekend

    Taste, tour, and discover at the Artisan Cheese Festival, March 23–25 in Santa Rosa. Read more.

     Try Jacques Pepin's Favorite Chicken and Vegetable Dishes Read our book review and meet the legendary author on Apr 19 in Oakland. Wine Know-How Meet author Jon Bonné and celebrate his latest book on March 29 in Oakland. Read more.
     What’s at Your Farmers’ Market This Week? We found plenty of fresh baby spinach and used it in a Spinach and Rice Torta  Curious About Okara? This byproduct of tofu and soy milk is being transformed from food waste into flour. Read our new story  about Renewal Mill.
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