Arts, Education, & Entertainment AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL  Lake Tahoe’s premier food and wine festival, September 9–11. TahoeFoodandWine.com BOLD FOOD  Courses in the science of cooking for adventurous home cooks and curated culinary trips all over the planet. boldfoodco.com EAST BAY WALDORF SCHOOL  Where Children Thrive. Located 20 minutes from Berkeley at 3800 Clark…

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By Jessica Prentice Jessica Prentice, Maggie Gosselin, and Sarah Klein created the Local Foods Wheel to help us 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). You can learn more about the Local Foods Wheel and the group’s…

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Chicks and Love also offer hugs Meet Kellie Joe and Vanda Chong of Chicks and Love. For years, they have been popping up at Orinda, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek farmers’ markets with their organic made-to-order flatbreads, which often feature their hens’ sunny-side-up eggs on top. Avid hobby farmers, these chefs also keep bees and…

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  Recipes by Chef Anthony Paone Photography by Suzanna Mannion In summer and fall, tomato breeder Fred Hempel pays frequent visits to Chef Anthony Paone at Lalime’s, bringing plenty of just-harvested Baia Nicchia tomatoes. Here are a few things Paone likes to do with them. Garden Salad with Tomato-Water Vinaigrette My new summer salad addiction…

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In late summer, when good tomatoes are filling the bins at every market, I can’t help going back to my best tomato moment. I’m a kid in my father’s marvelous vegetable garden, plucking a ripe, hot tomato from a sturdy vine that’s trellised up to my five-year-old eye level. A terrifying hornworm is tearing through…

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The Regal Elder—Part II ElderBerry A bittersweet announcement of the shift into autumn from the elder tree Story and Photos By Kristen Rasmussen Vasquez In Edible East Bay’s Summer 2016 issue, we mentioned how the gifts of the elder tree (or Sambucus) bookend summer. The many culinary and medical applications of both flowers and berries…

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A Labor of Love How Lamorinda became a wine appellation Words and Map By Nikki Scott | Photography by Olivia Vigo California’s brand new wine appellation, the Lamorinda AVA (American Viticultural Area), is definitely not going to emerge as the next Napa Valley—and that may be its biggest selling point. Encompassing the area between East Bay cities…

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As the fog lifts from Sunol Valley, stark early-summer sun illuminates rows of flowering plants: tomatoes, safflower, chrysanthemum, and white borage. A Bay breeze pulls butterflies and bees into the tangle of blossoms as Fred Hempel slides loops of twine over tender green leaves to trellis his tomatoes upright in the wind. Now, the work…

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Farmers’ market prices don’t match everyone’s food budget, but Freshest Cargo, a mobile market truck, is out addressing that concern in some of the least-served East Bay and South Bay communities. Operated by the nonprofit Fresh Approach, the market trucks sell surprisingly affordable, just-picked local fruits and veggies. Produce is sourced from area farms and…

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