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5 Bites: Enticing Lao Cuisine in the East Bay

5-Bites Restaurant Roundups | Apr 23, 2014

5 Bites: Enticing Lao Cuisine in the East Bay

Posted by Jenny Oh

A popular topic at Bay Area Bites, East Oakland's Lao cuisine has been featured in previous coverage. This roundup focuses on other fine Lao restaurants located throughout Oakland, San Pablo, El Sobrante and Albany.

Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia ... With No Yeast

baking and bakeries | Apr 23, 2014

Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia … With No Yeast

Posted by NPR Food

Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand.

Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought

farmers and farms | Apr 22, 2014

Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought

Posted by NPR Food

For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.

UPDATE: Feds Say Powdered Liquor Not Actually Legal

cocktails and spirits | Apr 21, 2014

UPDATE: Feds Say Powdered Liquor Not Actually Legal

Posted by NPR Food

UPDATE: Tuesday April 21: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau told CNN that its approval of Palchohol was an error. NPR amended the headline and Monday's story accordingly.

Celebrate Veg Week in the Bay Area

bay area | Apr 21, 2014

Celebrate Veg Week in the Bay Area

Posted by Kelly O'Mara

U.S. Veg Week takes place this Monday through Sunday, with events around the country. Check out cooking workshops and get discounts at participating restaurants. Or, if you're curious, take the seven-day meat-free pledge.

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

economy and food costs | Apr 21, 2014

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Posted by NPR Food

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

bay area | Apr 18, 2014

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Posted by Kelly O'Mara

On April 22, the Bay Area -- and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet -- will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

asian food and drink | Apr 17, 2014

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

Posted by Rachael Myrow

We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet.

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Terroir -- All Food Expresses a Sense of Place

bay area | Apr 17, 2014

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Terroir – All Food Expresses a Sense of Place

Posted by Jenny Oh

Learn about what makes food from different regions taste unique in this new video from filmmaker Douglas Gayeton of the Lexicon of Sustainability project. Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm is featured in the video and shares her thoughts about "terroir."

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