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  • Paso Robles Wines, Versatile Bitters, and Ancient Grains

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    Learn about and taste wines from Paso Robles in Oakland, July 28. Read more.

    I’ll Drink to That!

      cocktails-sm Summer's garden bounty mixes beautifully with cocktails and bitters. Read our book reviews and learn about Ledger's Liquors here.

    Ethiopian Chicken with Preserved Lemon Relish

    Try this outstanding recipe from Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters and Amari.

    A New Look at Ancient Grains

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    Flours made from buckwheat, sorghum, and teff are gluten free and packed with calcium, vitamins, and protein. Read more: here

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  • Chocolate Know-How, Ice Cream Day, and a Tomato Fest

    Bean-to-Bar Learning

      Barlovento_Photoby_Scout-E Dive in with a Food Craft Institute chocolate intensive, Aug 10-20. Read more.

    Arctic Tour on a Hot Summer Day

    Fentons-Summer-flavors---bing-cherry,-mango-&-pomegranate-CROP) As National Ice Cream Day approaches, we go behind the scenes at Fentons Creamery, July 17. Read more.

    Super SCOBY Magic

    Kombucha-workshop-by-Lila-Volkas Brew your own healing kombucha, July 21. Read more.

    Tomato Time on the Farm

    Heart-Tomato-Couple-Capay-cropEnjoy tastings, tours, and music in the Capay Valley, July 16. Read more.

    Driving Down Food Waste

    Food-Waste-crop An expert panel looks at causes and possible solutions, July 20. Read more.

    Summertime Sweets

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    Frozen desserts and fruity treats are among summer’s many pleasures. Read our book reviews here.
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  • Plastic-Free July and A Bastille Day Celebration

    Go Plastic Free in July

    Plastic-Free-July The Ecology Center offers hands-on events and learning opportunities. Read more.

    A Bastille Day Soirée

    Bastille-Day-celebration Market Hall serves up a celebration of French food, July 14. Read more.

     El Torito Tapa!

    El-Torito Run with the bulls at a fun bar in Walnut Creek, July 7-14. Read more.

     Kick Back for East Bay Parks

    EB-Parks---crop Sales of Drake’s new IPA support trail clean-up and restoration. Read more.

    Dirty Hands, Happy Kids

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    Pick up new tips and tricks for helping young gardeners thrive: here

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  • Fruitvale Fest, Unseen City, and Richmond Sips, Ships, and Sparks

    Sips, Ships, and Sparks at the Richmond Shipyard

    1-Sip-on-this-view-crop Celebrate the Fourth (on July Third) at Riggers Loft Wine Company. Read more.

    Seeing the Beauty of Nature in the Urban Environment

    Unseen-City Read our book review and hear Nathanael Johnson speak at Books Inc, July 6.

    Stone Fruit at the Source

    stone fruit Celebrate along with Central Valley growers at their Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee, June 25. Read more.

    Fruitvale Fest

    making-pupusas Festival honors the neighborhood’s diverse Latino culture, June 25. Read more.

    Pop-up Dinner Honors an Indigenous Chef

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    Farm to Fork Series offers a meal inspired by Native American recipes, July 8. Read more.

    Big Bale of Money for Small Family Farms 

    Apply now for $20,000 through the Beekman 1802 Mortgage Lifter program.Read more.
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  • Stone Fruit, Traditional Diets, and A Launch Party For Alameda Kitchen

    Gain Ancient Food Wisdom

    Three-Stone-Hearth Three Stone Hearth offers an intensive on traditional diets, June 18. Read more.

    Buzz & Flap, Creep & Crawl

    Bug-Day-crop What a way to celebrate Father's Day: Bug Day at the Botanical Garden, June 19. Read more.

    Peachy Plummy!

    CUESA-stone-fruit-crop Taste those sweet stone fruits and play the name game, June 19. Read more.

    Alameda Kitchen Benefit

    Alameda-Kitchen-soup-crop Help cut food waste while creating jobs, June 24. Read more.

    Meet, Greet, & Eat

    PCM-storefront-crop Celebrate West Oakland’s future full-service market, June 18. Read more.

    Discover Handmade Treasures

    KPFA-chocolates Indulge in artistic goods and artisanal foods at KPFA’s Summer Crafts Fair, June 18-19. Read more.
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  • Last Day For EDDY’s Voting, Elderflowers, and a New Farm Park

     

     Cooking With Elderflowers

    ElderDelicate floral blossoms enhance sweet and savory foods alike. Read more.

    Last Call on EDDY’s Voting

    SVentura_GrowlersArms_MG_2155 Please push us over the top: Voting ends on Wednesday June 8 at 9pm. Read more.
     

    Celebrate the Farm in the City

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    Explore West Oakland’s new urban farm and play space, June 11 & 12. Read more.

    Antiques on the Farm

    Antiques-Marketplace2 Hunt for vintage treasures and savor a picnic lunch in the orchard, June 11. Read more.

    Health-Giving Gardens

    Edible_Medicinal_-crop Explore the nutritional and healing properties of California’s native plants, June 12. Read more.

    Strategies for Getting Meals on the Table

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    Looking for quick and easy ways to prepare healthy meals? Read our book reviews here.

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    A Recipe from EDDY Award Nominee “A Savory Puzzle”

    cherry-tomato-salad Try Chef Brian Ventura's Heirloom and Cherry Tomato Salad. Read more.

    A Recipe from EDDY Award Nominee “Baking With Bugs”

    Zucchini-Bread Get adventurous with this zucchini bread made with cricket flour. Read more.

    Spring Feast at Grabishfarm

    Grabbish-roast Relish a farm-fresh dinner as the sun sets over the mountains, June 11. Read more.

    First Friday Fun at Donkey & Goat

    donkeyandgoatcollage-1 On the menu: wine, art, music, and waffles! Starts June 3. Read more.

    In Praise of Books

    BABF-log0 Berkeley festival spotlights authors and readers, June 4-5. Read more.

    Science In Your Kitchen

    Lopez-Alt-J J. Kenji López-Alt teaches home cooks to use scientific know-how for tastier food. Read our review, and hear López-Alt speak at the Bay Area Book Festival
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  • Cherry Bread Pudding and a Horse-Powered Farm

     
     

    Savor the Season

    Fresh-Cherry-Bread Try our heavenly bread pudding recipe while cherries are fresh and abundant.

    Adventures in Biodynamic Farming

    Live-Power-Farm2Spend an enlightening weekend at Live Power Community Farm, June 10–12. Read more.
     

    Summer Fun for Teen Chefs

    teens Kitchen on Fire welcomes young cooks. Read more.

    Enjoy French Foods, Help Local Seniors

    french-countryside A Taste of France supports Meals on Wheels, June 5. Read more.

    Super Efficient Irrigation for Spring Vegetable Gardens

    Less-Water-teaser Learn to be a savvy water saver. Read more.

    Dancers Explore Climate Change

    Nina-Haft-&-Co-cr Nina Haft & Company perform along a coast trail, May 29, 30, and June 5. Read more.
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  • Our New Summer Issue, Plum Pickling, and Pleasure Superheroes

    Summer Pleasures

    cover-news Our new summer issue is in print and will be turning up this week at local farmers’ markets and East Bay businesses. Indulge yourself!
    Bliss-interview Nishanga Bliss discusses research on food and pleasure in our new issue.

    Plum Pickling Time

    umeboshi Transform fruit into umeboshi, May 22. Read more.

    Fruitvale’s Many Flavors

    Feasts-of-Fruitvale Sample Latino delicacies on a neighborhood walking tour, May 22. Read more.

    Read On

    Oakland-Book-Fest-logo Oakland’s Book Festival welcomes the thoughtful, hungry, and curious, May 22. Read more.

    Ecology Center Welcomes Summer

    Fun-Fest Dance, play, and create at the Family Fun Fest, May 28. Read more.

    Eating Clean & Green

    books Consider the advantages of a diet without processed and refined foods. Read our book reviews here.

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  • Farm Tours, Brews, and Crepe-Paper Strawberries

    Strawberry Art

    strawberry-crepe-BLACK Create your own botanical artistry at Il Fiorello, May 21. Read more.

    Meet & Greet at Grabishfarm

    Grabbish-goat Get to know the heritage breed animals and learn why they matter, May 21. Read more.

    Chickens, Goats, and Food Forests

    Urban-Farm-Tours Institute of Urban Homesteading tours, May 15 & 22. Read more.

    Keep the Brews Coming

    BurgerNBrewFestLogoSQUARE Beer and burgers take center stage in Fremont,May 21. Read more.

    Craving Majadera?

    babite-dish Learn about this flavorful Israeli dish featuring spiced lentils, rice, and tahini in our story about Piedmont Avenue eatery Ba-Bite.

    Cooking with Belcampo’s Anya Fernald

    Home-Cooked-teaser Read our review and meet Anya at Oakland Crush, May 18. Read more.

    Overrun by Nasturtiums?

      nasturtiums-2 Fight back and put them in pesto. Read more.
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