Sarah Henry’s Farmsteads of the California Coast

Regular readers of Edible East Bay are well acquainted with writer Sarah Henry. A contributor to many local publications, Sarah is highly regarded as a reliably entertaining and informative voice on many aspects of the local food scene. She’s covered restaurants and small food producers, trends and social justice issues, tech and environmental subjects, and…

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Seven Stars of Summer 2016

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…

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INVEST IN OAKLAND FOOD

It’s not a donation, and it’s not a Wall Street investment. It’s a way to help bring healthy, affordable food to West Oakland by purchasing shares in the People’s Community Market (PCM). Plans for this full-service grocery store and social hall got a huge boost this spring after an extensive search and negotiation for a…

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LISTEN UP!

Back in 2011, Pei-Ru Ko was hoping a change in diet would help her recover from a severe autoimmune disorder. She moved from Taiwan to San Francisco, where she shared her story and found emotional and practical support from local farmers and food crafters. Ko eventually learned that she was intolerant to gluten and grains…

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Adventurous dining with kids

Gnocchi Is Just Another Noodle Raising kids to be fearless eaters By Haley Pollock Photos by Kayleigh Shawn McCollum Who wouldn’t love to take the kids along to a nice restaurant and enjoy the experience together? I do, but first, a full disclosure: I was raised in Napa Valley by parents who often took on…

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On Peak Eating and Pleasure Superheroes

Kimber Simpkins interviews Nishanga Bliss Nishanga Bliss, MS, Ph.D. L.Ac., is the author of Real Food All Year and has been a practitioner in the holistic health field for over 20 years. She is an acupuncturist, herbalist, integrative nutritionist, and professor of Chinese medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, where she…

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Contents Summer 2016

 EXPLORE Top This! Invest in Oakland Food Listen Up! Follow the Ferry   RECIPES •Bellanico’s Farro Salad •Classic Elderflower Cordial •Elderflower Chive Fritters •Andy’s Pickled Verdolagas •Italian Prune Plum and Fennel Pollen Mostarda •New York Style Laychee Cheesecake •Gewürztraminer Grape Juice Spritzer •Bittersweet Teff Brownies •Buckwheat Apricot Bread •Fresh Cherry Bread Pudding EDITOR’S MIXING BOWL…

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Inspired brews at Fieldwork

AT PLAY IN THE FIELD OF THE IPA Creative brewing at West Berkeley’s Fieldwork By Derrick Peterman How did an old cabinet factory in West Berkeley become both a popular neighborhood hangout and one of California’s most acclaimed breweries in just over a year? The story of Fieldwork Brewing Company began five years ago in San Diego…

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