Fall Harvest 2015

Source Guide Fall 2015

Arts, Education & Entertainment AUTUMN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL September 11–13 at Northstar California Resort, 5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA. 880.GO.NORTH, northstarcalifornia.com EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT Parklands and trails ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education. ebparks.org EMERYVILLE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS 29th annual exhibition runs October 3–25. EmeryArts.org FOOD CRAFT INSTITUTE Eat Real…

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Guittard Chocolate Cookbook

READ, TASTE, & COOK Guittard Chocolate Cookbook For nearly 150 years, America’s oldest continuously family-run chocolate company has been making artisan chocolate for home bakers, pastry chefs, and confectioners. Now, Amy Guittard, the company’s marketing director and great-great-granddaughter of Guittard Chocolate Company founder Etienne Guittard, shares the story of the Guittard family and friends, their work,…

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Contents Fall Harvest 2015

ABOUT OUR COVER ARTIST EXPLORE Learn Taste Read and Cook Shop Ugly Swap Your Crops! Trek EDITOR’S MIXING BOWL EDIBLE EVENTS SIDE DISH Yumé Boshi Alameda Point Collaborative Ten years in print! SEVEN STARS OF SUMMER ROASTED BAY NUTS BAKING WITH BUGS THE NEW WEST OAKLAND FARM PARK FARMER/ SERVER/ COOK COCKTAIL LORE & HISTORIC BARS…

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Seven Stars of the Fall Harvest

By Jessica Prentice Jessica Prentice, Maggie Gosselin, and Sarah Klein created the Local Foods Wheel to help us all enjoy the freshest, tastiest, and most ecologically sound food choices month by month. Here are seven of Jessica’s seasonal favorites illustrated by Sarah Klein (sarahklein.com) with coloring by Maggie Gosselin. You can learn more about the…

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What's in Season?

by Barbara Kobsar  Illustration by Patricia Robinson Choosing produce harvested at its peak is your sure bet for flavor and freshness. August Gravenstein, an heirloom apple that’s a favorite for cooking and eating, ushers in the season, and if you’re lucky, you may be able to find a few at your local farmers’ market. As…

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Sunol AgPark

FARMER/SERVER/COOK Sunol AgPark Growers Have Strong Kitchen Ties Continuing our year-long series about relationships between local farms and restaurants BY SARAH HENRY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT PETERSON Culinary chops can make for better crops. So say farmers with cooking and serving backgrounds who toil in the soil under relentless sun on the urban-rural edge of…

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Editor's Mixing Bowl

Edible East Bay celebrates ten years in print. (And online, too!) We offer our warmest thanks to all the writers, artists, and photographers who contribute to this effort, as well as to the subscribers and advertisers who make it all possible! Of special note are our charter advertisers: Clover Stornetta Farms, Ecology Center, Monterey Market,…

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Who Invented the Martini?

The murky truth behind local cocktail lore and how curiosity can spin a good tail By Shanna Farrell Illustrations by Gary Handman Who invented the Pisco Punch? What was the first cocktail ever made? Where did the word “cocktail” actually come from? Those enchanted by cocktail lore love to ask these questions while perched on a…

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Taste

Jamnation It all started when Gillian Reynolds wanted a way to share the bold and intense flavors of California fruits with her family in New York City. With the help of her brother and collaborator Christopher Reynolds, she created Jamnation, a line of jams featuring creative flavor combinations like Blenheim apricot and almond essence (Apricot…

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Follow the Tri-Valley Beer Trail

A century or so ago, the Tri-Valley area (Amador, Livermore, and San Ramon valleys) was home to one of the largest hops farms in the world. Today, it boasts a beer trail of dizzying proportions, with 16 local taprooms and microbreweries to visit. Emmy Kasten, vice president of marketing for Visit Tri-Valley, says the idea…

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