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Lend Your Words to a Richmond Public Art Project

  Bay Area artist Christy Chan invites locals to be part of a new public art project, Inside Out. This endeavor turns written autobiographical phrases into large-scale, luminous night-time video projections on the walls of the Richmond Civic Center. Chan explains it this way: “At a time when the word wall is being used to…

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Four Days of Food and Wine in Livermore Valley

  Livermore Valley shows off the best of its food and wine with four days of tasty and information-packed events. The excitement begins on Thursday evening with the popular pairing competition at Casa Real, when 17 Livermore Valley winemakers partner with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. Guests join in by tasting the pairings and…

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Past vs Future: A Cooking Competition 

  How do ancient cooking techniques stack up against future-minded innovations? Come watch a cook-off between competing teams inspired by past versus future. Team Traditional Wisdom relies on traditional methods like fermentation, ayurveda, and herbalism. Team Future of Food works with science and innovation, using cultured meat, cricket powder, and CBD infusions. Judges score the…

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Art Under the Oaks

Come enjoy local arts and Livermore Valley wine under majestic oak trees at Alden Lane Nursery. Meet local artists, who exhibit and sell paintings, pottery and ceramics, photography, jewelry, and more. An assortment of local wine and foods as well as live music and prize drawings add to the festivities. Free. Info: here  or 925.447.0280…

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Doors are Open at the Town Kitchen

  Join the Town Kitchen for an open house at its new site in East Oakland. The Town Kitchen employs and trains underserved local youth, who prepare and deliver chef-crafted meals to corporate clients. Come meet community leaders and enjoy appetizers prepared by Town Kitchen staff. A panel discussion will focus on corporate social responsibility and its…

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Bring French Cooking into Your Kitchen

  Savory Summer Squash & Comté Galette   Recipe, food styling and photography by Asha Loupy, courtesy of Market Hall Foods   One bite of this savory fromage-filled galette and you’ll be transported to a boulangerie in the French countryside. The addition of semolina flour gives the crust a flaky, rustic texture, while nutty Comté…

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French Food, C’est Bon!

Market Hall’s annual Bastille Day bash highlights French foods with tastings, special menus, and prize giveaways. Enjoy cheese and charcuterie tastings, munch on moules-frites, discover French pantry ingredients, and learn how to make boudin blanc sausage. Like Independence Day in the United States, Bastille Day honors the political revolution that ended a monarchy in favor…

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“Fill Good” at a Pop-up Refill Station

  Plastic-free July is a worldwide movement aimed at easing the global crisis of plastic pollution. In partnership with the Ecology Center, local business Fillgood.co is offering pop-up refill stations during the month of July and beyond. Bring your clean jars and fill up on household goods like dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, and conditioner, all…

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Using Food to Fight Climate Change

  Learn about efforts to combat climate change from activists working at the intersection of food and climate justice. Food is responsible for up to one third of all greenhouse gases, but impacts can be reversed through regenerative farming, agroecology, and biodiversity. Find out how soil can sequester carbon and how individuals can help create…

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Fun With Fermentation

Links to the recipes are found below. Click on the first slide to open the slideshow and scroll through at your own pace.   Recipe: Jalapeño Pineapple Kraut Recipe: Pineapple Tepache    

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