Relishing Fall and Early Winter Foods By Meggin Thwing Eastman Photos by Carloe Topalian   Living in the East Bay, we are so lucky to have luscious heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, eggplant, and other summer goodies available well into the fall. But as the winter rains start falling and temperatures drop, the new season offers…

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Temescal Amity Works: Telling a Community’s Story By Romney Steele Fruit trees, berry bushes, and gardens abound in North Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood. Originally planned as an orchard suburb in the 1920’s, and once a major center for Italian immigrant life, the neighborhood has an abundance of older fruit trees that continue to produce. In some…

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  By David G. Brown I am a fisherman of the first order. Just pick up the phone and I’m ready to go-to any fishery, anywhere, anytime. Early on, my sport was baseball. Then hockey. Later I became a golfing fanatic. As a kid back in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, I dabbled in fishing, occasionally hooking…

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  By Derrick Schneider | Photos by Melissa Schneider Look around a neighborhood grocery store, or even a national supermarket chain, and you could believe that the business of curing meat is alive and well. Salami and ham are easy to find in the lunchmeat section or behind the sandwich counter. But these commercial forms…

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  By Romney Steele | Photos by Carole Topalian Alison Barakat (aka Betty) wears a bright blue wig and has an infectious smile. She exudes warmth and has seemingly boundless energy to match—greeting customers like they were old friends, affectionately calling them “my love” and tending to their needs in between our conversation. Mind you,…

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  Edible East Bay—it’s such a naturally appealing idea, one so good that it makes us wonder why it didn’t come along years ago. But now Edible East Bay is here, thanks to Edible Communities, a growing, award-winning, nationwide series of community-based food publications with a laudable mission: “to transform the way communities shop for,…

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  Letter from the Editor Sweet Success at Bakesale Betty                  East Bay Charcuterie           Get Your Line in the Water           What’s in Season Fall 2005            Notable Edibles            Backyard to Bountiful            Livermore Valley Wine            Afoot in the Garden of Eden            A Taste…

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