Spring 2018

Contents Spring 2018

Editor’s Mixing Bowl: About our cover artist Award Winners on Instagram The 10-Minute Fridge Reality Check What’s in Season? A Young Writer Visits La Marcha Tapas Bar Creating Layers in Your Food Garden Renewal Mill Turns Food Waste into Flour Hops Return to Pleasanton Take a Weed & Wine Tour Tastes from the Juhu Beach…

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Source Guide Spring 2018

Arts, Education & Entertainment ALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL Three Days of Cheese Bliss, March 23–25 in Sonoma Wine Country. artisancheesefestival.com EAST BAY WALDORF SCHOOL  Where Children Thrive. Located 20 minutes from Berkeley at 3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante. eastbaywaldorf.org INSTITUTE OF URBAN HOMESTEADING  Offering the best in Bay Area sustainablility since 2008. iuhoaklnd.com KOSA ARTS  Artisinal fashion…

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Take a Weed and Wine Tour

A Budding Relationship Bay Area tour matches wine and weed Story and photos by Ella Buchan The bong has barely reached the back of the bus when the first cork is pulled. Armed with a bottle of grenache and a tower of plastic cups, host Michael Eymer maneuvers around inside the moving vehicle. The wine…

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What is Thrive Dining?

Skip the Utensils Thrive Dining makes eating easier and keeps meals tasty for people with medical issues By Rachel Trachten | Photos by Aaron Draper At Bayside Park retirement community in Emeryville, a table is set for lunch with no utensils in sight. Some residents here are using Thrive Dining, an alternative for people with…

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A Grand Lake Afternoon

Munching through a Cultural Cuisine Tour with Local Food Adventures It’s a sunny autumn afternoon near Oakland’s Lake Merritt, and Lauren Herpich is laying out three principles that will frame our two hours on her Local Food Adventures’ Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine food tour: “No one leaves stuffed or starving. Share history. Have fun.” The…

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Okara

Renewal Mill Where okara food waste becomes a nutritious baking flour By Colleen Riordan “Reducing food waste can be delicious and good for you. We want it to become something consumers don’t even have to think about,” says Claire Schlemme, cofounder of Oakland-based Renewal Mill. National interest in the topic of food waste has been…

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Turmeric in the Garden

DIY Spice? Garden Treasure? What is this appealing plant that’s been popping up lately in California gardens? Here’s a hint: Like its relative ginger (Zingiber officinale), this herbaceous perennial’s best-known attraction lies beneath the soil. The deep orange-yellow rhizome (fleshy root) of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) is used widely in cooking in the Indian…

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Chef Mark Liberman

Food Wizard Aims to Enchant Oakland Diners Chef Mark Liberman conjures up a new bistro-style eatery By Alix Wall | Illustration by Margo Rivera-Weiss Count Mark Liberman as the next high-profile San Francisco chef to trade the city where he built his reputation for Oakland. Having left a six-year gig running the kitchen at San…

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StopWaste

The 10-Minute Fridge Reality Check Food Waste Revelations and New Habits to Try As January fades, I can see that my New Year’s resolutions haven’t made it past the initial enthusiasm stage. Take my plan, for example, to incorporate more healthy greens into my diet: At the store, I eagerly pick up several bunches of…

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Instagram Picks

Award Winners on Instagram This season, our Instagram picks were inspired by local winners of two coveted prizes: the Good Food Awards and the Edible Communities EDDY Awards. First, our congratulations to the East Bay food and drink crafters who took home Good Food Awards for delicious products made with sustainability and social good in…

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