Edible East Bay News


  •  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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  •  Gather Stirs Up Cocktails for Change  New drinks program at a favorite Berkeley restaurant supports a range of causes. Read more.  Oakland Unified Celebrates National School Breakfast Week Bay Area chefs and No Kid Hungry staff visit local schools. Read more.

    Explore Urban Farming at the Oasis

    Learn about composting, wildcrafting, and beehives at free Urban Farm Day workshops in Berkeley, Mar 10. Read more.

     What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?  We found plenty of kale, perfect in a hearty winter salad with Delicata squash, farro, and parmesan. Try the recipe.
     Chef Mark Liberman Brings Culinary Magic to Oakland Read our new story about Chef Liberman’s bistro, Mago, opening this spring.  Jump Over Bonfires   Celebrate Persian Chaharshanbeh Souri, the arrival of spring, at a block party on Mar 13 in Berkeley. Read more.
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  •  Hops Are Back in Town Commericial hop production is back near Hopyard Road in Pleasanton. Read the story in our new Spring issue.  Sharing Tales about Food Justice   Phat Beets Produce and Earth Island Institute host a storytelling event, Mar 4 in Oakland. Read more.
     Explore Local Food at a Lively Expo Come to the Good Food Showcase in Livermore to network and learn, Mar 8.Read more.  Make Yourself Understood Around the World  Edible East Bay writer Anna Mindess shares communication tips she's learned from the Deaf community. Read more.
     Simply Delicious Meals A writer-photographer duo shares nourishing, plant-based recipes for home cooks. Read our book review.  What’s Going Uneaten in Your Fridge?  Do a Fridge Reality Check for Food Waste Prevention Week. Read more
     It’s the Citrus Time of Year! Find success growing your own. Read more in our Gardener's Notebook.  What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?We found some gorgeous cauliflower, and we're combining it with cheese in a creamy soup: Try this recipe featuring cauliflower, green apples, and comté.
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  • Spotlight on Black Farmers A film celebration honors Black History Month, Feb 23 in Oakland. Read more  Impossible Foods Steps Up for Hunger Relief Creators of the plant-based Impossible Burger partner with local food banks. Read more.
     Create One-Bowl Vegan Meals Try these creative and tasty one-dish meals. Read our book review.  What’s at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?

    We found lots of squash! Pick your favorite, and try our Roasted Winter Squash and Apple Soup.

     Take a Locavore’s Tour of Alameda   Visit three unique spots with Slow Food South Bay, Feb 28. Read more.  Increase Your Soil Savvy

    The Soil Food Web Course enlightens backyard gardeners and professionals.Read more.

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    Cambodian Home Cooking Comes to Fruitvale  Chef Nite Yun of Nyum Bai is poised to open her first brick-and-mortar restaurant, Feb 17.   Read more  Politics is on the Menu at Chez Panisse Alice Waters hosts a social hour for Iowa Congressional candidate Austin Frerick, Feb 11.  Read more.
    Garden with a Local Pro Golden Gate Gardening author Pam Peirce leads a workshop at Pollinate Farm, Feb 10.  Read more. Art at Julie’s Oakland Explore the work of artist Francine Hsu Davis as you savor some drink specials, Feb 10.  Read more

    Biohack Your Valentine’s Day

    Grow pink edible mushrooms, brew love potions, or make bubbling, luminous cocktails.  Read more.

    Make Those Valentine's Day Sweets Yourself! Treat your special someone to divine handmade chocolate treats free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar. Read our book reviews  For the Love of Chocolate Sample confections, cakes, and chocolate-cheese combos at Market Hall, Feb 10. Read more.
     Local Love Is Popping Up CelerySpace hosts a pop-up craft market and hand-lettering workshop, Feb 10. Read more. What’s at Your Farmer’s Market this Week? In Berkeley, they're lining up for Ojai Valley citrus from Churchill Orchard. Read Pixie People, our Spring 2016 story about the people behind the orchard. 


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  • “In Madame Huang’s Kitchen” Wins an EDDY!

    We’re thrilled to have just received the Edible Communities EDDY award for best use of video. If you missed it last spring, now is the time to watch the video, try the recipe, and read the interview with Carolyn Phillips (aka Madame Huang).
    Why Are Sprouts and Yogurt Part of Our Diet?Author Jonathan Kauffman talks about his new book on Jan 30 in San Francisco. Get the details and read our book review
    Dave Eggers Sets Out on a Bookmobile Tour
    Author Dave Eggers and the "monk" (subject of this new book) visit SF City Hall and several bookstores, Jan 26-28. Get the details and read our book review.
     Admiral Maltings Opens Craft Beer Pub in AlamedaWe wrote about it last summer. Now you can taste what Admiral Maltings does for beer. The Rake brew pub opens on January 26. Read More.  Hats Off to the East Bay’s Good Food Awards Winners!Local winners include products by Yumé Boshi and other outstanding food and drink producers.       Read more.
     Winter is the Time to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees Read our Gardener’s Notebook to learn why you should plant fruit trees now and how to go about it.
    What's at Your Farmers’ Market this Week?
    Now plentiful at local markets, beets and leeks offer bursts of color and flavor. Try our roasted veggies recipe.
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  •  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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