Edible East Bay News

  •  Since When Is a Book Signing Not a Good Thing?

    Learn how a new state law makes it hard for bookstores to host author events. Read more.

     Make New Friends.  Eat Strawberries. Fun on tap at Berkeley's Family Fun Festival, May 27. Read more.  Rockridge Cooks Out     Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this North Oakland anchor marketplace, May 28. Read more.
     Meet Chef Samin Nosrat at Book Fest in BerkeleyThe acclaimed chef shares insights on four elements that lead to good meals, June 3. Read more.  In the Mood for Sex, Drugs, and Magic?Five Flavors Herbs offers a tantalizing series of classes in Oakland, starting June 7. Read more.
     Digging in the Digital Dirt: Visit Local Farms OnlineA storytelling project peeks behind the scenes at local farms and ranches. Read more.  Reem’s Bakery Opens in Fruitvale Read about owner Reem Assil and try her recipe for Pali Cali aka Roast Chicken Man’oushe aka Spicy Chicken Wrap: here.
     Boost Your Urban Farming Savvy UC urban ag experts teach workshops on food safety and business management, June 8 & 22. Read more.  A Market of Their Own Grass Valley Elementary Farmers' Market On the Upper Field 4720 Dunkirk Ave, Oakland Wednesday May 31, 10–11:30am Featuring items handmade by students. Be sure to bring quarters and small bills.
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  • May in the Garden: The Three Sisters of Summer Adopt a Fourth

    It’s not too late to plant your four sisters garden bed. Follow these easy steps.


     Here Come the Stone Fruits! Three stone fruit recipes are among the deliciousness in our new Summer issue.  The Soiled Dove Offers Naughty Dinner TheaterRelish a decadent circus-inspired evening in Alameda, June 9 to July 1. Read more.
     Explore a Vegan Paradise Third annual Veg Fest comes to Lake Merritt, May 20. Read more.  Making the Case for a Plant-Based DietMeet author Kristie Middleton at the Veg Fest, and read our review here.


    What’s it like to run a worker cooperative?

    Get an insider’s view from Jessica Prentice, co-founder of Three Stone Hearth.    Read her story in our new summer issue.

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  • Local Teen Builds Beehive, Family Awaits Sweet Returns

    William Peale draws on local bee experts for advice. Read more.


     Garden Education Benefits All The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale offers spring planting inspiration plus local food and music, May 13. Read more.  A Farmer’s Tale Meet organic farmer Efren Avalos at a Real Food Real Stories picnic, May 16. Read more.
    Honey-Sweet Sensations 
    Honey can enhance both sweet and savory dishes. Read our cookbook reviews.
    Basque Sass Try this versatile Basque version of chimichurri using a mild extra-virgin olive oil. Recipe from Market Hall Foods. Recipe here Build Your EVOO Savvy  Sample extra-virgin olive oils and fresh mozzarella at Market Hall Foods, May 20. Read more
    Want to Start a Coffee Biz? Food Craft Institute offers a four-day course in roasting and retail, May 21-24. Read more  Visit Cuba with Food First Meet Cuban farmers and educators and learn about the country’s food system. Read more.
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  • Book Signing and Tasting with Melissa Clark 

    Sample recipes from Dinner: Changing the Game, April 30, and read our review.


     Spice Up Your Garden Find plants of all stripes at the UC Botanical Garden Sale, April 28 & 29.Read more  Indulge Your Green Thumb Have a blooming good time at the Merritt College Spring Plant Sale, May 6. Read more.
     Support a Fellowship for Women Food Journalists Author Carolyn Phillips speaks at a dim sum fundraiser hosted by Les Dames d'Escoffier, May 6. Read more.  Wine on the Waterfront Taste local wines and food at Jack London Square, May 6. Read more.


    Spend Where You Live

    Get to know the people and purpose behind worker-owned collectives, May 11. Read more.

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  • 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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