It’s Summer Salad Season Keep Your Lettuce Crisp and Delicious What’s better on a warm summer day than a big bowl of crunchy, fresh salad? This time of year, Bay Area farmers’ markets are brimming with many varieties of lettuce, much of it grown in nearby Salinas Valley, dubbed “America’s Salad Bowl” for obvious reasons.…

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What Should a Tomato Cost? A farmer’s essay on the real price of modern farm technology By Mike Madison Take the example of processing tomatoes, an important crop in our area. The farmer prepares the soil, plants the crop, irrigates it, fertilizes it, protects it from pests and diseases, manages the weeds, harvests it, and…

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From the Oilfields to the Kitchen Mechanical Engineer’s Detour Leads to New Life in Food Hanif Sadr, Golestan’s after-school cooking teacher, grew up in Tehran and spent summers on his grandparents’ farm in Northern Iran, where he developed a lifelong love of exploring nature. After earning a college degree in materials science in Iran, he…

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   RECIPES Barbara Kobsar’s Fresh Fig Salsa Romney Steele’s Tomato and Peach Salad Eric Tucker’s Grilled Peach and Quinoa Dolmas Philip Gelb’s Polenta Peach Cake and Peach-Pecan Ice Cream Hanif Sadr’s Kuku Sabzi (Persian Herb Frittata) SolidariTEA’s Cinnamon Peach Toaster Pastries SolidariTEA’s Hunter’s Moon cocktail More Cocktail recipes using SolidariTEA Allison ArEvalo’s Dad’s Cannolicchi with…

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  With a memorable tasting menu, Sabio turns Pleasanton into a dining destination By Alix Wall Four small bites come out on a wooden plate that looks like it was cut straight from a tree: deviled egg with a bit of Dungeness crab, paddlefish caviar, and a sprinkling of chives mounded atop the yolk house-made…

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A Sweet Deal Local Alameda Family Purchases Beloved Dessert Shop Photos and story by Sam Tillis Here’s the scoop on the new owners of Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream in Alameda: They’re two families, both longtime Alameda residents and experienced business owners, and, of course, they love ice cream. The fairy tale–like story of how…

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BOBA BY THE BAY: A Brief Guide to Bubble Tea When Edible East Bay’s teenage intern Kiani Laigo told us of her bubble tea obsession—like, with an “it changed my life” kind of enthusiasm—we had to admit to our huge dearth of knowledge on the beverage sensation also known as boba tea. We asked her…

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“I hope this isn’t going to be gloomy,” my friend Mary Tilson grumbles jokingly one rainy evening in early April as I drag her off to a showing of Demain (Tomorrow), a documentary in which French filmmakers Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent visit 10 different countries to look in on projects offering real-time solutions to…

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New date: Sunday June 10 Last year, Jacqueline Kelly decided to turn her West Oakland backyard into a space for community building. She started hosting dinner parties so that friends, family, neighbors, and strangers could come together and fundraise for local nonprofits. For each cookout, Kelly and her team select an organization they admire, one…

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“Community” can mean so many things. We went wide with our interpretation for this gallery to showcase inspiring efforts toward building healthy ties within our families, neighborhoods, businesses, and ecosystems. Follow us @edibleeastbay!

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