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When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

health and nutrition | Aug 28, 2014

When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

Posted by NPR Food

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend:  Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 28, 2014

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend: Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. For anyone except those of us who live in the Bay Area. For us, it's the peak of summer. The weather warms, the sun shines, the fog lifts, and we relish those two or three balmy evenings where we can sit outside and have a proper summer barbecue.

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

farmers and farms | Aug 28, 2014

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Posted by NPR Food

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

baking and bakeries | Aug 28, 2014

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Crispy-chewy meringue nests envelop whipped cream and vanilla-scented summer fruit for an ethereal, and gluten-free dessert that is impossible to stop eating.

Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 27, 2014

Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Light up the grill, crack open a beer, and throw on some corn and sweet peppers, and voila, you have a memorable salad that will come together in a snap.

California Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Farmers’ Market Fraud

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 27, 2014

California Legislature Passes Bill to Crack Down on Farmers’ Market Fraud

Posted by Rachael Myrow

AB 1871 raises the daily stall fee for each vendor at a certified farmers' market in California. Those fees would pay for county inspections to help insure produce labeled organic is, actually, organic.

Summer Italian Potato Salad: Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Aug 27, 2014

Summer Italian Potato Salad: Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Looking for a way to sass up your potato salad? This fresh, summery version kicks the mayo to the curb in favor of zingy pesto and lemon vinaigrette.

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

cheese | Aug 27, 2014

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Posted by NPR Food

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

bay area | Aug 26, 2014

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House: Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

Posted by Oakland Local

Situated right next to Bocanova’s waterfront side in Jack London Square, Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House offers a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, a great beer and wine list and a menu focusing on classic California seafood with a few interesting twists.

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