While banh mi shops abound in the East Bay, they are not all created equal. Here are the eight spots we love best, some classic and some new discoveries.
Restaurants Reviewed: Cosecha (Oakland), Bull Valley Roadhouse (Port Costa), Michael Warring (Vallejo). Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about tannins in wine.
| Apr 21, 2015Posted by NPR Food
One of China's five sacred mountains, Mount Hua is a lotus-shaped range of peaks and hub of Taoism. It has many harrowing paths to well-being — and to tea.
| Apr 20, 2015Posted by Alix Wall
Start-up Green Tiffin offers vegetarian lunches in downtown San Francisco in reusable containers, delivered via electric bike.
| Apr 18, 2015Posted by Kate Williams
Store-bought dairy-free yogurts are not very good, but with a little bit of patience, you can make a creamy, delicious plant-based yogurt at home. Kate Williams will show you how.
| Apr 18, 2015Posted by CUESA
On Wednesday, food workers and other low-wage earners around the country rallied to increase the federal minimum wage to $15, which would more than double the current federal rate of $7.25 for untipped and $2.13 for tipped workers. In the Bay Area, where rents have soared by 44% over the last five years, steps are already underway to make this goal a reality.
| Apr 17, 2015Posted by NPR Food
Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.
| Apr 16, 2015Posted by Wendy Goodfriend
Check, Please! Bay Area Season 10 premieres Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm on KQED 9. The featured restaurants are: Cosecha in Oakland, Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa, and Michael Warring in Vallejo. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about tannin.
| Apr 15, 2015Posted by Jeff Cianci
Here are ten favorite Indian restaurants in the South Bay Area. If we missed your go-to South Bay Indian restaurant, please be sure to let us know in the comments section.
| Apr 15, 2015Posted by NPR Food
What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, based simply on when their land was first irrigated.
| Apr 14, 2015Posted by NPR Food
In recent decades, the number of food additives has skyrocketed from about 800 to more than 10,000. A legal loophole in food safety law means companies can add them to foods with no government review.