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Winter Holidays 2016

Cover Artist J.R.Nelson in Her Own Words

I have always loved to paint. I have never had any doubt about my calling. I started as a child and never stopped. The only thing that has ever slowed me down is figuring out how to exist in this era, supporting a family, lapses in judgment, and my personal relationships. In other words, real…

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Source Guide Winter 2016

Arts, Education, & Entertainment BOLD FOOD  Courses in the science of cooking for adventurous home cooks and curated culinary trips all over the planet. boldfoodco.com CELIA WEDDING  Drawings, prints, and paintings. celiawedding.com EAST BAY WALDORF SCHOOL  Where Children Thrive. Located 20 minutes from Berkeley at 3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante. eastbaywaldorf.org FLAX ART & DESIGN…

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Eating Our Hearts Out

By Caitlin Morgan  |  Illustrations by Lila Volkas It was in Cloyne that I learned how to eat. Cloyne, the rambling, century-old, hotel-turned-co-op. Nearly 150 of us roamed its red-carpeted hallways during our time as students on the UC Berkeley campus. Reggae wafted from the windows down to the courtyard, where college kids were drinking…

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In the Winter Garden

Right now, the Bay Area winter may be gently nudging or loudly banging on your door. If you’re a gardener, the transition into the cool season can seem abrupt and disappointing, but with steps taken now, you can boost plant growth and keep your beds productive through the winter months. 1. Mulch for Warmer Roots…

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Paul Canales: Building Community

Building Community in the Kitchen What I Learned from Chef Paul Canales By Gabrielle Myers | Photography by Stacy Ventura During the time I worked with Chef Paul Canales in the Oliveto kitchen, I noticed that he never came in with a predetermined idea for the day’s menu. It was all about the ingredients. Rather…

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East Bay Bookshelf

Mystery and Magic in the Kitchen Book Reviews by Sam Tillis Set aside the clean-living and healthy diet books for the moment. It’s time for some magic. We have all heard that the moon is made of cheese, but it took Berkeleyite Anthony Kosky to give us The Mouse and the Moon. The tale features…

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What’s in Season?

By Barbara Kobsar Illustration by Carol H. Gould Choosing produce harvested at its peak is your sure bet for flavor and freshness. November Root for roots this season! Look-alike cousins, turnips and rutabagas thrive during the cooler seasons. Turnips take only 50 to 60 days from planting to produce the familiar globe-shaped white roots with…

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Editor’s Mixing Bowl

As this holiday issue was in the works, I could not help but watch in amazement as the little magazine we had planned and then slaved over all these months turned out to be a large table set with an especially luxurious feast. As you will see, our writers and artists traveled far and wide…

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Warming Winter Foods

Bundle Up & Chow Down Warming winter dishes from three world cultures By Anna Mindess Winters around the Bay do not call for mittens, woolen hats, and snow shovels, but most of us still appreciate an excuse to share comforting soups, stews, and steaming drinks with friends and family around the holidays. For some, it’s…

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School Food News

  Oakland Schools Embrace Good Food Plan Purchasing program bolsters nutrition, sustainability, and local sourcing by Rachel Trachten Can public schools influence our nation’s food policy? They can, and San Francisco schools recently signed on to direct their substantial purchasing power toward healthy, local food. As this magazine was going to press, Oakland was poised…

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