Food for Thought

Life, Death & Bialys Review of a book and a lecture series that ask us to ask why “taste matters” On September 7, 2006, the Judah L. Magnes Museum of Berkeley inaugurated a year-long lecture series exploring the role of food and drink in Jewish culture. Ron Hendel, a UC Berkeley professor of Jewish Studies,…

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After Tastes

Letters to the Editor: “Berkeley’s food revolution began on the roof of a police car in Sproul Plaza on October 1, 1964” is a catchy introduction to Derrick Schneider’s article “Nowhere Else But Here” in your last issue. Unfortunately, he fails to capture the complex local histories of either politics or food. Schneider’s thesis appears…

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Editors Mixing Bowl

The first book of seasons at Edible East Bay is complete. One year ago, Edible Communities Inc. commissioned us to create a magazine that “celebrates the abundance of local foods, season by season.” We have not been slack in our duty, and after a whole year of celebrating, it almost feels reductive to honor a…

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oh nuts!

Story and Photos by Cheryl Angelina Koehler It’s worse than a bad hair day… you know…mega-disaster: Your food isn’t arriving from the other hemisphere the way it’s supposed to. Everyone’s getting hungry. What are you going to do? If you live in California, you will have done well to keep a supply of locally grown…

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