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Happy 79th Birthday, Jacques Pépin!

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 18, 2014

Happy 79th Birthday, Jacques Pépin!

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Today is the legendary chef Jacques Pépin's 79th birthday. He just finished taping his final series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul in October and here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the taping to add to the celebration.

Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

baking and bakeries | Dec 18, 2014

Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Fluffy, supple, and feather-light, these versatile pull-apart rolls deserve a place at your next celebration.

Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

food trends and technology | Dec 17, 2014

Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

Posted by NPR Food

"Nonna Marijuana's Italian Feast" is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis Italian food infused with love.

A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 17, 2014

A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

A roasted beef tenderloin with velvety, savory-sweet sauce is a thing of beauty. Find out how to cook it to perfection for your next gathering.

Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

baking and bakeries | Dec 17, 2014

Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

Posted by Kate Williams

Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they're basically just savory cookies -- something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.

Clove and Hoof: A New Butcher and Sandwich Shop in Oakland’s Temescal

bay area | Dec 16, 2014

Clove and Hoof: A New Butcher and Sandwich Shop in Oakland’s Temescal

Posted by Berkeleyside NOSH

Temescal already has its church of cheese and pantheon to pork, so now let us take a moment to welcome its latest arrival: a brand new cathedral for the carnivorously inclined: Clove and Hoof, a butcher and sandwich shop on the corner of Broadway and 40th Street.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

asian food and drink | Dec 16, 2014

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

Posted by Kim Westerman

Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.

Congress To Nutritionists: Don’t Talk About The Environment

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 15, 2014

Congress To Nutritionists: Don’t Talk About The Environment

Posted by NPR Food

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices

bay area | Dec 13, 2014

Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices

Posted by Susan Hathaway

A growing number of wine lovers are discovering delicious wines at pleasing prices made by a new generation of passionate winemakers who don't own vineyards or even their own winery. These "négociants" have found a way around the frightful startup costs of a California winery while still aiming high regarding what's in the bottle.

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