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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Rise Of The Beerbots: Is Tech Taking The Craft Out Of Homebrewing?

Automated systems have turned the messy, ancient art of brewing into a tidy hobby requiring fairly minimal skill, and of course, a smartphone or tablet. Critics ask: Where's the craft in that?

Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers ‘Sí Se Puede’

A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.

Preview: Barranco in Lafayette is the latest location for Peruvian-born chef Carlos Altamirano’s growing empire

Carlos Altamirano is well on his way to building an empire of Peruvian restaurants in the Bay Area, from the Sanguchon food truck and fast-casual Paradita in Emeryville to the upscale La Costanera in Montara. Barranco Cocina Peruana is his latest to open, this time in Lafayette, a sister restaurant to Parada in Walnut Creek.

First Look: DOUGHP’s Safe Cookie Dough Opens in SF’s Castro

New Castro kiosk offers egg-less raw cookie dough in flavors like: White Girl, This S’more Is Hella Lit, Matcha Dood, You Jelly?

Warriors Against Waste: These Restaurants And Bars Are Aiming For Zero

Restaurateurs are challenging themselves to reduce the staggering amount of food waste that the industry generates. But can any viable business generate zero waste?

Nobody Takes The Bodega Out Of The Corner. Not Even A Startup

A new startup wants to make these neighborhood stores "obsolete." But for many people, bodegas aren't just about convenience — they feed the spirit of a community.

Preview: Esan Classic brings lesser-known Thai flavors to the Tenderloin

Chefs Tom Silargorn and Chanon Hutasingh, of the popular Lers Ros restaurants, bring food from Silargorn's native Isan region of Thailand to the Tenderloin, in a sleek spot that's open late.

For a Sweet Jewish New Year: 10 Bay Area Bakeries with Honey Cake, Round Challah and more (G/F too)

Honey cake and round challahs are as important as apples and honey to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The Bay Area has a bevy of bakeries (including gluten-free) making these festive treats. Here's a list of 10 where you can find them.

So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here’s What To Do

For the first time, scientists have carefully analyzed all the critters in a kitchen sponge. There turns out to be a huge number. Despite recent news reports, there is something you can do about it.

Preview: Proposition Chicken Brings its Choice of Chicken Three Ways to Oakland

Proposition Chicken opens a second location, bringing its "chicken three ways" to Oakland. But more than that, one co-owner reveals its "choice" theme was a reaction to Chick-fil-A's anti-equality stance.

Preview: Chick’n Rice Khao Mun Gai in Berkeley Offers Tasty Thai-Style Street Food

Khao Mun Gai, or poached chicken and rice, is a popular street food in Thailand. The guys who brought you the Caviar food delivery app now want to popularize it here, starting in Berkeley with Chick’n Rice, their new fast-casual spot serving this (and a few other) dishes.

Guide: Where to Eat Now in Sonoma County

With the bounty and the heat of late summer cresting, Sonoma Magazine’s Dining Editor Heather Irwin finds outdoor spots in which to cool down, beer up and enjoy the best of harvest season. Also: Seasonal doughnuts, boozy cupcakes and Bangkok in Sebastopol.

Grocery Prices Have Been Falling. Did You Notice?

For 19 months in a row, food prices in America's supermarkets fell compared to a year earlier. This is good news for shoppers but has weighed on the grocery industry and the people who grow our food.

3, 2, 1 … Beeeep! Your Microwave’s 50th Anniversary Is Ready

No self-respecting cook would admit to using the food-nuker for anything more than heating up last night's pasta, but it's hard to deny the influence this little machine has had on American life.

A Black Food Historian Explores His Bittersweet Connection To Robert E. Lee

Michael Twitty's enslaved ancestors witnessed the Confederate general's surrender, the significance of which weaves through his new memoir as he seeks 'culinary justice' for African Americans.

The Rise Of Mock Meat: How Its Story Reflects America’s Ever-Changing Values

Summer's coming to an end, and whether for health or ethical reasons, more people are flipping veggie burgers — which have come a long way since the sanitarium-created concoctions of the 19th century.

Labor Day Recipe: Summer Sweet Corn, Green Bean, and Cherry Tomato Sauté with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

This sweet-tart veggie combination is a summertime winner. It’s great as a vegetarian main dish served over grilled polenta, or as a side dish for grilled salmon, chicken, or steak.

Aquaponics Farmers Band Together to Set Their Industry Apart

Growers that add fish to their vegetable mix say they're combining the benefits of an ecosystem with the resource-efficiency of an water-based operation.

Laser Pointers And Hand Signals: A Deaf Chef In The Kitchen

David Uzzell is deaf and works as a chef at a Washington, D.C., restaurant. Being deaf makes communication in the kitchen challenging. But Uzzell's colleagues have come up with some workarounds.

Recipe: Sweet Summer Blueberry Crumble

Buttery, crunchy topping gives way to jammy baked blueberries in this couldn’t-be-easier summer dessert.

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