California has taken matters into its own hands to elevate the reputation of domestic olive oil just in time for the fall harvest. Last month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture announced new standards for the state’s olive oil producers, based on recommendations from the industry’s leaders.
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bay area | Oct 25, 2014Posted by Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen
Whose behind Petaluma's newest pop-up? Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen talks with Thistle Meats' owner Molly Best and chef Mark Malicki about the butcher-shop Octoberfest they'll be hosting on Monday, Oct 27.
Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 24, 2014Posted by Kim Laidlaw
Step up your game for Halloween this year with an array of eerie, menacing treats! Ghastly (but adorable) meringue ghosts and rich chocolate cupcakes slathered with "dirt" and "slimy" (chewy, sweet) worms will appease everyones sweet-tooth. And savory, devilish delights like butternut mummy tarts, cheesy breadstick "bones," deviled egg eyeballs and black spiders, and a vat of ghoulish guacamole will keep the party going long after the sun goes down. Bwah hahaha!
books, magazines, newspapers | Oct 23, 2014Posted by NPR Food
The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn't you pack your burgers too tight? Two America's Test Kitchen editors explain.
bay area | Oct 23, 2014Posted by Wendy Goodfriend
Three Southern-style restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint and Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food.
economy and food costs | Oct 22, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.
Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 22, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.
baking and bakeries | Oct 22, 2014Posted by Kim Laidlaw
These lighter-than-air ghosts might be no more creepy than a kitten, but they are still perfect for Halloween and they will delight – not fright – the kiddos.
food news | Oct 21, 2014Posted by NPR Food
A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.
Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 21, 2014Posted by Kim Laidlaw
Decadent and rich, these chocolate cupcakes get grossed-up for Halloween with a layer of cookie “dirt” and colorful chewy worms. They are disgustingly delicious!