Posts by Edible East Bay

Mad Science Mocktails & Miraculous Miracleberries

  Join the mad scientists at Counter Culture Labs in Oakland and learn to make liquid nitrogen ice cream, farm cheese, Fight Club soap, mad science mocktails, and more. Come for a full day of Valentine’s workshops or choose one or two favorites. Cost: $20 per workshop. See details and signup links below: Saturday February…

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Summer Starts

Gardener’s Notebook   Now is the time to sprout your summer crops from seed. In April and May when you purchase a $4 tomato or $3 pepper start, that plant was started from seed way back in February. The nursery worker who started it was thinking ahead to the vegetable-growing season, and you can too! …

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Put a Song in Your Heart

  Enjoy a delightful and intimate Valentine’s Day celebration at Alameda restaurant C’era Una Volta. With a Song in my Heart features songs about love and romance performed by four extraordinary singers. The evening starts with a four-course meal and wine, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the James Toland Vocal Arts, which…

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Explore Palestinian Food and Agriculture

Kristina’s Bookshelf Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan (W.W. Norton, 2019) Yasmin Khan describes herself as an adventurous eater. She’s also a human rights activist whose work took her to Palestine, where she explored the food and agriculture of the region and visited the kitchens of Palestinian cooks. She describes…

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Truffle Time

  Celebrate Alice Medrich and Bay Area chocolatiers as you indulge in luscious samples and find gifts for Valentine’s Day. Taste confections, bars, and truffles from Charles Chocolates, Lonohana Estate Chocolate, Barlovento Chocolates, Humphry Slocombe, Dick Taylor Chocolate, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Laura Chenel Cheese, Dandelion Chocolate, and Alexandre Family Farm.  Alice Medrich will be signing books,…

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Celebrating Black Farmers through Film

  Join Pollinate Farm & Garden and Farms to Grow, Inc. for the third annual Black Hands in the Soil, an evening of film about the legacy of Black farming in the United Sates and around the world. The evening’s feature documentary, 40 Acres and a Mule, details the early struggles of Black farmers in the…

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Learn to Prepare Vietnamese Dishes in Your Own Kitchen

Kristina’s Bookshelf   Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors Andrea Nguyen (Ten Speed Press, 2019)   Bay Area food writer and cookbook author Andrea Nguyen (Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, The Banh Mi Handbook, The Pho Cookbook, Asian Dumplings, and Asian Tofu) was born in Vietnam and came to the United States from Saigon as a…

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Get the Scoop on Sustainable Food and Farming

Join this gathering of farmers, ranchers, food experts, and homesteaders for Sierra Harvest’s annual Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. You’ll learn about best practices, tour area farms, and get ideas for enhancing your home garden, farm, or food business. Participants craft their own curriculum, choosing from 20 workshops including fire preparedness, seasonal meal planning, basic and emergency…

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Squash for Dessert!?

Kabocha Squash Crème Caramel Recipe by Anaviv’s Table Chef Kadie Vita   The chefs at Anaviv’s Table relish each season for the unique produce that becomes available. So if winter is making you feel a little blue, Chef Kadie Vita has the perfect antidote, this delicious Kabocha Squash Crème Caramel. Kabocha, a Japanese winter squash,…

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