Thousands of restaurant workers protested Thursday in cities around the country, calling for an increase in wages to $15 an hour. Many fast-food workers make so little that they rely on public assistance to get by, even as profits at many franchises have nearly doubled in recent years. But not everyone agrees that raising the minimum wage will fix the problem.
economy and food costs | Dec 05, 2013Posted by NPR Food
In the debate over whether to cut the food stamp program, members of Congress are looking at two pretty arcane provisions in the law.
bay area | Dec 04, 2013Posted by Kate Williams
Stuffed, a new pierogi restaurant in the Mission district, promises a uniquely Midwestern take on bar food. Can it compete with the countless other cheap eats in the neighborhood? Kate Williams investigates.
DIY, foraging, urban homesteading | Dec 04, 2013Posted by NPR Food
Foraging for fungi and other wild edibles has grown in popularity in the U.S. and abroad in recent years, fueled by guidebooks, Internet buzz and hype from chefs. As a result, some known mushroom hunting grounds are taking a beating.
economy and food costs | Dec 04, 2013Posted by NPR Food
House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.
bay area | Dec 03, 2013Posted by Stephanie Rosenbaum
In remembrance of iconic San Francisco chef Judy Rodgers of Zuni Café, who passed away at age 57.
baking and bakeries | Dec 03, 2013Posted by NPR Food
A cookie in the oven almost looks like a monster coming alive. It bulges out, triples in size and then stiffens into a crisp biscuit. So how does an oven turn raw dough into a delight? A new animation explains the chemistry behind great baking so you, too, can unleash your inner mad scientist in the kitchen.
bay area | Dec 02, 2013Posted by Stephanie Rosenbaum
Want to taste the newest brew in town? Head down to Bayview-Hunters Point, where Oron Benary and Sarah Jones of the San Francisco Mead Company are making dry, complex, food-friendly meads from Mendocino-sourced honey.
bay area | Nov 29, 2013Posted by Jenny Oh
The 8th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep is a charity bike race that benefits the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. This year's event takes place on Saturday, December 7.
Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Nov 28, 2013Posted by Wendy Goodfriend
Bay Area Bites shares a Thanksgiving Menu with creative yet traditional recipes along with cooking guides, advice, and safety tips to have a delicious and stress-free holiday meal.