Edible East Bay News


  •  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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  •  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 VinA 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?


    Learn about food insults from around the globe: here
     Civil Pops Branch Out to Market Hall Foods  Ice pop company helps create jobs for Oakland youth. Read more.
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  •  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.
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  •  Spine-tingling Fun at Julie's Halloween Party

    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.
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