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Grilled Shrimp Salad with Zucchini Noodles, Baby Greens, and Spicy Thai Basil Vinaigrette

| Sep 02, 2015

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Zucchini Noodles, Baby Greens, and Spicy Thai Basil Vinaigrette

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Simple and healthy, and with plenty of punchy flavor, this salad makes the perfect end-of-summer salad for a weekend BBQ.

An End-of-Summer Celebration: How to Roast a Whole Salmon

| Sep 01, 2015

An End-of-Summer Celebration: How to Roast a Whole Salmon

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Want to impress your guests at your next big backyard gathering? Fire up the grill and cook a whole salmon.

Tee Tran’s Monster Pho Conquers Oakland with Traditional Vietnamese Cooking

| Aug 31, 2015

Tee Tran’s Monster Pho Conquers Oakland with Traditional Vietnamese Cooking

Posted by Anna Mindess

Tee Tran's Monster Pho defies expectations. Tran, who opened this Oakland Vietnamese eatery last year, was warned repeatedly that as a first-time restaurant-owner with no previous experience, that his plan was "impossible" and "doomed to fail." He has proven his critics wrong with simple, traditional dishes from his mother's recipes, served in a hip, family-friendly atmosphere (that is also 100% peanut-free).

If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

| Aug 31, 2015

If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

Posted by NPR Food

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

| Aug 28, 2015

How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

Posted by NPR Food

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 6 Favorite Falafel Joints in the Bay

| Aug 28, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 6 Favorite Falafel Joints in the Bay

Posted by Kate Williams

While falafel fanatics may be hard-pressed to find perfect balls of fried chickpea goodness, there are several spots in the Bay that get close — or at least they cover up their imperfections with delicious toppings. Read on for our top picks for falafel in the Bay.

In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

| Aug 28, 2015

In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

Posted by NPR Food

There's a new contender in the century-old quest for perfect, guiltless sweetness: allulose. It's sugar — but in a form that our bodies don't convert into calories. Perfect? Not quite.

Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

| Aug 27, 2015

Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

Posted by NPR Food

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.

Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

| Aug 27, 2015

Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

Posted by NPR Food

While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set a record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.

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