Source Guide Winter 2017

HERBS AND SPICES FIVE FLAVORS HERBS. Herbs, teas, and supplements for good health. 344 40th St, Oakland. 510.923.0178. fiveflavorsherbs.com LHASA KARNAK. Western herb specialists, spices, oils, teas, extracts, and supplements. New store at 2506 San Pablo, Berkeley, 510.548.0380, also 1942 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 510.548.0372. Mail, phone, and web orders. herb-inc.com HOME AND KITCHEN AMY ROBESON.…

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Source Guide Winter Holidays 2017

Arts, Education & Entertainment EAST BAY WALDORF SCHOOL  Where Children Thrive. Located 20 minutes from Berkeley at 3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante. eastbaywaldorf.org EMERYVILLE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS  Gala opening on October 6. Exhibition runs October 7–29. EmeryArts.org FLAX ART & DESIGN  After 80 years in SF, the flagship store is now at 1501 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. flaxart.com/oakland-store KOSA ARTS …

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Illuminoshi

Noshing on the Farm Jewish Food Pros Gather at Urban Adamah By Rachel Trachten | Photos by Lydia Daniller I’m here at Berkeley farm Urban Adamah, watching a cluster of fellow visitors making what appear to be mudballs, patting them into shape, then dropping them onto the ground. Nearby, another group is plunging their hands…

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Gary Handman Presents

With so many interesting places to eat in the East Bay, choosing among them can be quite problematic. Professor G.P. Handman’s newest invention comes to the rescue! Undecided diner wanders into café to sit and ponder choices. Over-zealous barista (A) sees potential customer and pulls triple macchiato. Jumpy UC meteorologist (B) sees steam rising from…

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Sprout Your Kitchen Garden with Oakland-Made Orta Seed Pots

It was series of gardening mishaps that got Berkeley resident Anne Fletcher wondering: Could she come up with a way to keep seedlings and cuttings moist if she missed a day or two of watering due to travel or other distractions? A design consultant and home cook, Fletcher had repeatedly tried to grow seeds in…

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About our Cover Artist Julia Cost

Julia Cost has been a professional artist since 2005, painting landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in oil on canvas or watercolor on paper. She was born and raised in pastoral upcountry Maui, Hawaii, where she developed a deep connection to towering trees, open skies, sweeping ocean views, and the abounding food-rich plants that surrounded her.…

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Biofuel Oasis

BEES: A gift for your yard and your neighborhood Keeping a beehive in your backyard is a sweet gift to the bees and to local gardeners. Unlike commercial bees, which get moved around the country and fed sugar water, bees in a backyard hive get to live in one place and forage a nutritious diet…

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Market Hall at 30

By Cheryl Angelina Koehler | Photos by Robin Jolin Thirty years ago, people didn’t photograph their meals—probably because they didn’t have cell phones. Most menus—except perhaps at Chez Panisse—didn’t list where the food came from. Culinary school training was not required to get a nice job in the business, and tattoos might indicate someone had…

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Twelve months of hot stuff

  In Edible East Bay Summer 2017, readers were treated to a recipe from Helen Krayenhoff’s illustrated calendar/cookbook, 12 Simple Fruit Recipe Ideas. When we heard she was creating a similar book on chiles, we asked if we could share a recipe this season. Helen says her inspiration for creating the chile book came during…

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What’s in Season?

By Barbara Kobsar Produce harvested at its peak is your sure bet for flavor and freshness. November Broccoli and its cabbage relatives, like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and collards, thrive in the cool season at local farms. Broccoli, the Italian member of the family, was introduced to the United States in the 1920s by the…

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Bay Grape, Punchdown, and Ordinaire

On the Glou-Glou Trail A hop into three local “natural wine” bars By Nikki Goddard Don’t call it a trend: Natural wine has existed as a concept for as long as winemakers have had the technology to produce “unnatural” (or manipulated) wine. Coined as early as the 17th century, the term was popularized in the…

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Fat Gold Olive Oil

There’s a Writer Loose in the Olive Grove! A tale of two urban creatives gone wild in food and farming By Kristina Sepetys | Photos by Cheryl Angelina Koehler Meet two young olive farmers ready to start their first harvest. Kathryn Tomajan and Robin Sloan have no real farming experience, but here they are in…

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Holiday Leftover Tips

‘Tis the season for festive meals—and delicious leftovers The holidays are here, and for most of us that means spending time with family and friends. Whether you adore or dread those gatherings, there will likely be scrumptious food—and lots of it. After all, Thanksgiving dinner only comes around once a year, so we want to…

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Nora Dunning at Drip Line

Singapore Meets Southern Classics at Chef Nora Dunning’s West Oakland Drip Line By Alix Wall Chef Nora Dunning’s culinary viewpoint shifted one day over a bowl of shrimp and grits. It happened last winter as Dunning was cooking grits for her husband John, a Californian whose family has roots in the American South. Dunning’s palate…

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Saha Comes to Berkeley

Saha Finds a New Home in Berkeley Step into Mohamed Aboghanem’s Arabic-Inspired Restaurant By Sarah Henry | Photos by Kala Minko For a dozen years, Mohamed Aboghanem ran Saha, a self-styled “Arabic fusion” restaurant, out of the back of Hotel Carlton, a boutique lower Nob Hill hotel in the Joie de Vivre chain. The restaurant…

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Playing Climate Oasis

Board Games for Humanity Climate Oasis offers an entertaining spin on coping with global threats Story and Photo By Sam Tillis The mood is tense at the Oasis. Our little community has done well for itself, but a series of crises threatens to destroy all we have built. We have only just dealt with the…

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Editor’s Mixing Bowl

                These Luminous Things         No resident of the East Bay has gone untouched by the October tragedy brought on by massive wildfires in our North Bay region. We all breathed in the smoke, and we all know someone who has been more deeply affected.…

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Meet Mr. Espresso

The Bitter and the Sweet A conversation with Carlo Di Ruocco (aka Mr. Espresso) by Cheryl Angelina Koehler | Illustrations by Margo Rivera-Weiss If Carlo Di Ruocco asks, “Would you like an espresso?” you say, “Yes, of course!” After all, you’re at Mr. Espresso’s roastery and showroom on Third Street in Oakland, and it’s a…

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A Vegan Holiday Feast

Recipes by chefs Philip Gelb, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Barry Horton, and Bryant Terry and distiller Farid Dormishian Illustrations by Julia Cost Julia Cost’s little bears love to work in the garden and cook with the season’s best produce. For the holidays, they asked some of their favorite local vegan chefs if they would share a few…

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Contents Winter Holidays 2017

Read about our cover artist Julia Cost Editor’s Mixing Bowl What’s in Season Holiday Leftover Tips Fat Gold Olive Oil Playing Climate Oasis Illuminoshi on the Farm Natural Wine Bars Nora Dunning at Drip Line Saha Comes to Berkeley A Vegan Holiday Feast Market Hall Turns 30 Meet Mr. Espresso A Device for Selecting a…

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DASHAL’S Body Butter and Lip Gloss

From DIY: Do It For the Bees As a bartender at Bull Valley Roadhouse and Boot and Shoe Service, Dashal Moore nurtured patrons with good spirits and her warm wit. Fascinated by how folks carry what ails them on their bodies, she put herself through Chinese medicine school and now plies good spirits by applying…

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EARL’S Tartlet Votives

From DIY: Do It For the Bees One of the great joys of beekeeping for Earl Flewellen is having fresh, fragrant beeswax on hand for making candles. Given as gifts, the candles reliably cause the happy recipients to go straight to smelling them. The laborious process of rendering beeswax from raw comb cappings is described…

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