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Spring 2018

Editor’s Mixing Bowl Spring 2018

Perhaps the subject of locally grown hops, as announced on our cover, is sending you off for a cold mug of local ale, and I certainly won’t stop you. But as you settle back into your chair to quaff that brew, please turn back for a closer look at the cover. Artist Susan Tibbon’s striking…

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La Marcha Tapas Bar

A Young Writer Explores Old-World Food Traditions at a favorite local eatery My Night at La Marcha By Kiani Laigo At Edible East Bay, we don’t offer formal internships, but occasionally we get an inquiry that makes us want to create an opportunity for a bright, motivated young person. That happened last fall when we…

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Juhu Beach Club Cookbook

Juhu Beach Club Lives On in Memoir with Recipes This is a bittersweet note: As I type, Juhu Beach Club, feisty former Top Chef Preeti Mistry’s Anthony Bourdain–sanctioned Oakland restaurant, has served its last supper. The colorful Temescal spot, which got its start (in concept) as a pop-up in a San Francisco liquor store, closed…

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Food for Thought

  A New Exhibit Takes Root at the Oakland Museum Urban agriculture is thriving in Oakland, and a new museum exhibit shows us how and why this is happening. Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, now on display at the Oakland Museum of California, invokes the joy of gardening and inspires visitors of all ages to…

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What’s in Season?

By Barbara Kobsar Produce harvested at its peak is your sure bet for flavor and freshness. February Hear that familiar “snap” coming from the kitchen? It means the new crop of California asparagus has arrived. Asparagus breaks naturally between its tender and tougher portions, so it needs only a quick bend to snap it in…

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Creating Layers in Your Food Garden

Good things from the lower layers of your food forest By Joshua Burman Thayer | Illustration by Cheryl Angelina Koehler Permaculture seeks to build harmony between people and nature. It calls upon us to care for the earth while producing food for our nourishment. Planting a food forest is one way to realize these goals.…

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Hops Return to Pleasanton

How Pleasanton Got Its Hops Back By Derrick Peterman The story of Pleasanton’s hop revival begins ten years ago when a certain rural Midwesterner arrived in California to take up a marketing position at a software company. . . . Rich Clayton was soon to learn that hops have a distinctive history in this corner…

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