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Meet Carolyn Phillips (aka Madame Huang), the author of All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China. Watch her make Chinese steamed buns in the shapes of bunnies and hedgehogs. Find the recipe here.

  • Celebrate the Earth at Wagner Ranch  Bring the family to this historic ranch in Orinda for Earth Day, April 23. Read more  Earth Day at UC Gill Tract Community Farm Honor the earth with garden work, community learning, and activities for kids, April 23. Read more.
    Gardener's Notebook
    Learn the secrets to success with springtime veggies. Read more.
     Dine Out to Fight Climate Change  Local restaurants pledge funds to ZeroFoodprint, April 22. Read more. Planet-friendly Fun at Alameda Natural Grocery Celebrate Mother Earth at a family open house, April 23. Read more.  
    A Local Writer's Homage to Cookbook Author Paula Wolfert  Read our review, and learn about author events in SF and Sonoma, April 22 & 25.   Home Brewers Connect Beer lovers and home brewers gather at 21st Amendment in San Leandro, April 22.Read more.
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  • Edible East Bay Wants You on Instagram! 

    We're looking through our Instagram feed for the best photos of East Bay outdoor dining and summer foods to include in our Summer '17 Issue. If you follow us on Instagram and post your best pix with #edibleeastbaysummer, you may get your work in print!      Read more.  

    Charoset for Your Seder Plate

    Two variations on a Passover favorite from Market Hall Foods. Recipes here.


     Compost Gal Talks Healthy Soil A Master Composter talks about how your homemade dirt helps you grow good food, April 8. Read more.  Need a Great Reason to Eat Out? Dine Out Berkeley supports school gardens on April 20. Read more.
     Kick Start Your Culinary Career  Apply now for a James Beard Foundation Scholarship. Read more.  Find Your Garden Groove at Rodgers Ranch Dig in at the Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm Expo & Plant Sale, April 15. Read more.
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     With a Little “Baa-Ram-Ewe”. . . Watch smart sheep dogs herd sheep at the McCormack Ranch Sheepdog Trials, March 31, April 1 & 2. Read more.  Lamb Dishes for Your Spring Feast Chef Rick DeBeaord offers two great lamb recipes.
     Boost Your EVOO IQ Three pros talk flavor, growth, and fraud in the olive oil industry. Oakland,  April 1.  Read more.  Gluten-Free: A New Normal?  Tartine All Day offers tempting dishes without gluten or with fewer carbohydrates. Read our book review.
     WITCHES Herb Wisdom at Lake Merritt Explore medicinal plants on a WITCHES Walking Tour of Oakland,  April 1. Read more. Documentary Highlights Anti-Hunger Activism The Starfish Throwers portrays the work of three anti-hunger activists. Free showing in Alameda on April 2. Read more.

     Get Artsy at FLAX

    Print, paint, or make a mural at the store’s anniversary party. April 8. Read more
     Spring Sign-Up Time for Veggie Boxes Farms to Grow, helping under-represented farmers, is one of many choices in our CSA guide. Read more.
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  •  Urban Farm Day at the Oasis BioFuel Oasis offers free workshops on gardening, beekeeping, and fermentation on Mar 18. Read more.  Cheese All Ways Taste and tour at the California Artisan Cheese Festival, Mar 24-26. Read more.

    Springtime in Capay Valley


    Celebrate the new growing season right on the farm at Farm Fresh to You, Mar 18. Read more.

     Give, Take, Plant!   Swap it at the Plant Exchange in Oakland, Mar 25. Read more.    Sip Wine, Beer, and Spirits  in Livermore ValleyExplore the growing offerings of wine, beer, and spirits during this weekend celebration, Mar 25-26.Read more.
       Lend a Hand at the Market Get trained to volunteer at the Jack London Square Farmers' Market, Mar 26.  Read more.    Carve with the Pros Food Craft Institute offers its intensive Business of Butchery course, Apr 2-5.Read more.
       Explore the Desert Pharmacopeia Learn about medicinal flora in the Southern California desert, Mar 17-19.Read more.    Greener Diets A new cookbook offers creative ways to prepare healthy greens. Read our review
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  •  Got Seeds? Seed-Swap-crop Swap, share, and learn at this Berkeley seed exchange, March 10. Read more.  Cook Up a Bowl of Magic  squash Chipotle Pumpkin Soup Alchemy from Decolonize Your Diet. Recipe here.
    Art Classes and Gratitude from our Cover Artist
    Try your hand at sketching or painting with Margo Rivera-Weiss. Read more.
     Anything on a Taco      

    From humble beginnings in a London parking lot, Breddos Tacos became two restaurants and now a cookbook. Read our review.

    Dinner with a Livermore Valley Winemaker    

    Five-course meal at Garré Vineyard & Winery, March 12. Read more

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  •  Halfy Hour Serves Up Sweet Deals halfy-hour New mobile app provides discounts while reducing food waste. Read more.  Hunger on Campus EBEM_PANTRY-crop A Cal grad explores the role of the UC Berkeley food pantry. Read more.
       Sip and Strollin the Gourmet Ghetto Gourmet-Ghetto-Wine-Walk Cruise for wine, beer, and local foods in North Berkeley, March 9. Read more.  

    Indulge Your Palate


    Donkey & Goat serves up seven new spring wines, March 5. Read more.

      A Virtual Wine-Tasting Tour decanted-crop Tour eight Napa Valley wineries from the comfort of your living room. Read our film review.  

    An Apple a Day . . .  nutrient-dense The right diet can be good medicine for liver and bone health. Read our reviews here.
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  •  Legal News on Urban Ag Learn about Berkeley's new urban ag legislation, Feb 23. Read more.  Celebrating Black Farmers through Film Pollinate Farm & Garden presents a documentary feature plus shorts, Feb 24. Read more.
     Growing Food Near Native Oaks     Is it possible to grow food plants near native oaks? Yes, with the right plants and methods. Read more  Can Gluten-Free Mean More, Not Less?   Alternative flours lead to heavenly desserts. Read our review.
     Seed Art & Tour The beauty and complexity of seeds is on display in an art exhibit and tour at the Botanical Garden. Read more.  Apply Now: Women in Culinary Leadership Positions available through a James Beard Foundation program. Read more
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  • A Confectionate Affair Market-Hall-Chocolate-Flourless-Mousse-Cake-(crop Valentine’s gifts and tasty samples abound at Market Hall, Feb 11. Read more.   Chocolate BlissChocolate-Festival-at-Alameda-Grocery-crop Enjoy demos, tastes, and music at Alameda Natural Grocery's Chocolate Festival, Feb 11. Read more.


    Captivating Flowers, Perfumed Herbs, Curved Branches: Love’s Truest Language

    Harvest Use the bounty of your garden to create unexpected delights for all the senses. Read our book review.


    Feel the Burn Dark-Heart-dessertREV Dark Heart Chili Sauce pops up at LocaLove, Feb 12. Read more.   Babka for Two Chocolate-babkaREV Fournée Bakery offers a memorable Valentine’s dessert. Read more.
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  • Move Over Spinach: Miner’s Lettuce is Here

    claytonia-crop Edible East Bay gardening writer Joshua Burman Thayer tells us about a green that's easy to grow, tastes great, and is native to our region. Read more

    Celebrate the Year of the Rooster!

    year-of-the-rooster-cookbooks Book reviewer Kristina Sepetys's recommendations for Chinese New Year reading and cooking. Read more

    Ready, Set, SCOBY!

    Lila-with-kombucha   Learn to brew your own kombucha at Teance in Berkeley, Feb 11. Read more.

    Reclaiming Traditional Mexican Foods

    Decolonize-Your-Diet Meet the authors of Decolonize Your Diet at the Oakland Public Library, Jan 28.Read more.
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  • Celebrating our 2016 Cover Artists




    Redefining Beer at Calicraft


    Walnut Creek taproom innovates with new flavors in a welcoming space. Read more.


     Meet Transformative Farmer Michael Ableman


    The author of Street Farm will be at the SF Ferry Building on Jan 28 discussing how urban farming can help struggling cities. Read more.



    How Are Farmers' Markets Run?

      Here's an inside view on the California Farmers' Market Association from our sister publication, Edible Silicon ValleyRead more



    An Olive Oil Primer


    Learn all about olive oil at this class and mill tour, Jan 28. Read more.

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