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Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

farmers and farms | Sep 22, 2014

Giving Chickens Bacteria … To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

Posted by NPR Food

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Mexican Restaurants

bay area | Sep 22, 2014

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Mexican Restaurants

Posted by Jeff Cianci

Whether you enjoy a rich mole poblano alongside a zesty mezcal cocktail or a fresh shrimp ceviche with a refreshing chavela, there is a broad and vibrant flavor spectrum in Mexican cuisine. This Bay Area Bites guide highlights ten South Bay restaurants worth visiting for their South of the border specialties.

Trek On Over to Scarlet City Espresso Bar for Stellar Coffee and Sci-Fi Goodness

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Sep 19, 2014

Trek On Over to Scarlet City Espresso Bar for Stellar Coffee and Sci-Fi Goodness

Posted by Jenny Oh

Once an empty storage unit that sat vacant for several years, Scarlet City Espresso Bar has transformed the dormant lot into a wonderful, whimsical new cafe that recently opened in Emeryville at the corner of Adeline and Yerba Buena Avenue.

Sweet: Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

baking and bakeries | Sep 18, 2014

Sweet: Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Posted by NPR Food

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.

Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

bay area | Sep 18, 2014

Five Oakland Restaurants with Outdoor Patios to Dine with Your Dog

Posted by Oakland Local

Beginning in January, it will be perfectly legal to dine with your dog–providing your well-mannered Fido is appropriately leashed with you in an outdoor-seating area. Here are five Oakland dining destinations that encourage you and your canine companion to sit and stay awhile.

From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, ‘Bitter’ Flavor Can Be Addictive

books, magazines, newspapers | Sep 18, 2014

From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, ‘Bitter’ Flavor Can Be Addictive

Posted by NPR Food

If you don't think you like bitter foods, try them again. Jennifer McLagan, the author of Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, is on a mission to change hearts and minds.

Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

bay area | Sep 18, 2014

Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

Posted by Berkeleyside NOSH

The Richmond-based artisanal roaster is all about “high-end coffee at a moderate price,” but takes its mission further: “We are about bringing people together and community. Not the ‘Third Community’ liquid culture of Starbucks, but an authentically local flavor where people from all walks of life…gather.”

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Sep 17, 2014

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

Posted by NPR Food

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.

Hog Island Oyster Farm Fights Climate Change as Demand Soars

bay area | Sep 17, 2014

Hog Island Oyster Farm Fights Climate Change as Demand Soars

Posted by Sarah Henry

The biggest threat to business? Not the new crop of oyster bars popping up around town and elsewhere in the nation. Nor is it keeping up with consumer demand—for now. No, Hog Island is dealing with a different kind of problem.

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