Edible East Bay News

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.

  •  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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  •  A Cozy Meal for a Snowy Day

    creekside-in-the-snow Warm up with Beef Burgundy Stew from Sorensen’s Resort. 

    Reset and Recharge with Clean, Healthy Meals

    teaser-books Read our book reviews.

    Learn to Cook Healthier Meals

    Chef-Lisa-cooking-class Start the year with new recipes and eating strategies, January 28 in Pleasant Hill. Read more.

    Give Your Garden a Winter Boost

    window-sill   Eight tips for keeping plants healthy during the colder months. Read more.

    Oakland Restaurant Week 

    Oakland-Restaurant-Week-window Enjoy great deals at favorite Oakland eateries, January 19–29. Read more.

    Craving Crab?

    CrabFeast_Social-02 Tender Greens offers special crab dinners, Jan. 19–21 and Jan. 26–28 in Walnut Creek. Read more.
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    Kitchen Wisdom from Chef Paul Canales

    paul-canales Five chefs describe powerful lessons learned from the owner of Duende. Read more.

    Fideuà with Liberty Duck, Lacinato Kale, and Dried Figs

    fiduea-with-figs-duck-and-kale In this dish, Chef Canales highlights local duck and seasonal produce. Visit The Spanish Table in Berkeley for equipment and ingredients. 

    Fruit-Filled Sunday Workshops

    pollinate-farm-crop Learn which fruit trees will thrive in your garden, Jan 8 in Oakland. Read more

     Scion Swapping

    Take part in the California Rare Fruit Growers annual exchange,Jan 21 in Berkeley. Read more.

    Meet the Sea Forager 

    sea-forager Come hear Kirk Lombard's tales of sea foraging, Jan 7 in Berkeley.  Read our book review.

     Get Smarter About Soil

    soil-food-web-intensive Learn about the Soil Food Web from Dr. Elaine Ingham, Jan 23–27 in Castro Valley. Read more.
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  • Raising New Year’s Spirits and A Food Coming Of Age Story

    Spirited Celebrations


    Toast the new year with amari and spritz cocktails. Read our reviews here.




    Eating Our Hearts Out


    A Cal grad recalls joy, madness, and filth in a campus co-op kitchen. Read the story: here  ... Read More
  • Thrill of the Hunt


    Follow artist Gary Handman as he hunts down ingredients for his favorite winter dish.

    Crafts at the Farmers’ Market 

    Local artisans offer items made with sustainability in mind, Dec 17. Read more

    Arts & Crafts on the Waterfront

    Find lots of handmade goods at the Craneway Crafts Fair, Dec 17 & 18. Read more

     Delightful Reads for Kids and Kids at Heart

      Two books offer mystery and magic in the kitchen: here  


    A Winter Galette

      Roasted veggies blend with goat cheese in this tasty tart: here  

    Gift Books for Your Favorite Cooks

    Six outstanding choices for those who want to up their game in the kitchen. Read our reviews.  
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  • Homemade Gifts, Pop-Up Crafts, and Nutritious Donations

    From Hive to Home


    Explore our DIY guide to holiday foods and crafts that benefit the bees: here


     Choose Healthy Foods    for Seasonal Giving

    Nutrition is a top priority for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and SuperFoodDrive. Read more.

     Favorite Gift Ideas from    Edible Communities

    Edible Communities publishers dish up inspired treats to share with friends and family: here

    Spice it Up!


    Enhance your holiday meals with salts and other tantalizing flavors. Read our reviews.

     A Unique Holiday Pop-up

    Artisans and makers display their wares at CelerySpace in Berkeley, Dec 10.   Read more.

     Taste, Shop, and Chat

    Find homemade gifts and new flavors at Ruby’s annual winter sale in Oakland, Dec 10. Read more.
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  • Secret Snails, Blue Heart, and Warming Winter Dishes

    Support Food Justice through Blue Heart

    December focus is on job creation through Planting Justice. Read more.     

    Join the Secret Snail Recipe Swap 

    Slow Food hosts a worldwide exchange. Read more

     Holiday Garden Gifts    and Crafts 

    uc-botanical-garden2 Enjoy a pop-up shop and special holiday workshops. Read more

     Merrymaking with   Donkey & Goat 

    donkey-goatrevsharpened Celebrate the season with a wine and pizza party, Dec 2. Read more.


    Reflections on Food Culture 

    Read our review and attend a panel with the writers on Dec 6.

    Bundle Up & Chow Down

    Our new issue serves up warming winter dishes from three world cultures. Read more.
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