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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.
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 Help Celebrate Food and Community
at Happy Lot Farm
It’s a day of service and a birthday
block party, Jan 15 in Richmond.
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 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.
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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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 A Calendar that
Makes a DifferenceCalendar sales benefit Alameda County Community Food Bank. Read more.

Institute of Urban Homesteading
Winter Open House

Holiday social, tasting, and shopping,
Dec 9 & 10 in Berkeley. Read more.

 Bake Up a Spicy Sweet

Honey Spice Cookie recipe and traditional Chanukah favorites from Market Hall in Rockridge and Berkeley. Read more.

 Support a Local Food Bank with a
Gift of Organic Produce
Farm Fresh to You offers donation options and holiday gift boxes. Read more.
Add Spice
to Your DIY GiftsLearn to make spicy kimchi at Three Stone Hearth, Dec 9 in Berkeley. Read more.
 Chocolate Peacocks
and Other DelightsThe 47th annual Craneway Crafts Fair benefits KPFA radio, Dec 16 & 17 in Richmond. Read more.

The Bitter and the Sweet

Read our story on coffee roaster Mr. Espresso

 Plant a Tree Collard

Now is the time to plant these
high-climbing perennials.
Learn how in our Gardener’s Notebook.

 Farming Mentorship
Deadline ExtendedHands-on mentorship opportunities available with First Generation Farmers,
a women-led farm in Brentwood.
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 Come to the Table
to Support Fire ReliefLocal fundraiser benefits the workers who grow our food, Dec 3 at Bauman College in Berkeley. Read more.
 Apply Now for a
Farming MentorshipHands-on opportunities available with First Generation Farmers, a women-led farm in Brentwood. Read more.


Lather Up!

Make traditional soaps with the founder of Summer Sequoia Tallow,
Dec 2 in Berkeley. Read more.


 Celebrate the Season on the
Sonoma County Farm Trail
Help the fire recovery effort by holiday shopping at North Bay farms,
through Jan 1. Read more.
 Six Americans in Paris
Create Culinary HistoryRead our book review and meet author
Justin Spring, Dec 5 in San Francisco.
 Market Hall At 30

Read our new story about how a
good idea in Rockridge evolved into a
haven for cooks and eaters.

 It’s the Little Things that Count

Read our book review and meet
author Rolando Beramendi at
Rockridge Market Hall, December 2.

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 Eat Out to Support
Garden Education 
Berkeley Dine Out and local restaurants partner up for a good cause on
November 30. Read more.
 Dress to Save the Planet

Fibershed presentation highlights climate-beneficial wool, Nov 16 in Oakland.
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 Focus on Seasonal Flavors

Chef David Tanis invites readers to the market in his new cookbook.
Read our review.

 Try Meghan’s Potato Latkes

StopWaste offers tips for storing potatoes and onions along with a recipe for latkes.
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 Create Your Own Holiday Gifts 
at Oakland’s PreservedSign up for workshops in making pickles, hot sauce, cocktail shrubs, and more. Read more.
 Coq au Vin
A Mushroom and Apple TangoThe Broth Baby team shares its recipe for a traditional French favorite. Read more.

Spread the Warmth: Give a Coat

The Ecology Center partners with One Warm Coat on a winter clothing drive. Read more.

 An Expat in Paris

Meet the author in Danville or Oakland and read our review


Can You Really Trust
an Eggplant?


Learn about food insults from around the globe: here

 Civil Pops Branch Out
to Market Hall Foods 
Ice pop company helps create jobs for Oakland youth. Read more.
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 Party with the Pumpkins …

…at Market Hall’s Harvest Day party,
Oct 28 in Oakland. Read more.

 … and Bake them into Cake

Try this favorite pumpkin cake recipe from Market Hall Bakery. Read more.

 Departed Spirits Fill the Air
at CalaveraCelebrate Día de los Muertos in Oakland with menu and cocktail specials, starting Oct 26. Read more.
 It’s Black Restaurant Week!

Dine out and support black-owned
businesses through November 5.
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Spice Up Your Celebrations!

Mexican food is a perfect choice for Halloween and Día de Los Muertos. Read our book reviews.
Don’t Waste Those Flavorful Fresh Herbs!

Keep both hardy and tender herbs on hand to infuse your dishes with flavor using these tips from StopWaste. 

Delight in Autumn’s Bounty at City Slicker Farms

Bring the family for games, farm tours, workshops, and a benefit dinner, Oct 28 at this urban farm in Oakland. Read more.

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 Spine-tingling Fun at Julie’s Halloween Party

Monster masks and photos offer frights and delights in Alameda, Oct 13.
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  Harvest Treats for Kids of All Ages

Celebrate the season with games, puppets, and soup at the East Bay Waldorf School in El Sobrante, Oct 14. Read more.

 Happy 50th, Dear Cheese Board!

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 Eat Your Way to Good Health

Chef Seamus Mullen offers
foods for strength and healing.
Read our book review.

  Recharge Your Garden
at the Plant Exchange
Donate a plant and take new ones home at this 10th anniversary event in Oakland,
Oct 21. Read more.

 Learn, Do, and Make 

Check out the robots, bikes, bees, and more at the Mini Maker Faire,
Oct 22 in Oakland. Read more.

 Dine Local, Think Global
with Chef Tu David Phu …

The acclaimed chef offers a farm-to-table meal with environmental goals, Oct 22 in San Francisco. Read more.
  … and try the Chef’s
Lemongrass Beef
Try the recipe and read about Chef Tu David Phu’s Vietnamese-Californian pop-up dinners.
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