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Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

baking and bakeries | Feb 28, 2015

Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

Posted by Oakland Local

PieTisserie offers nine original pies, in both whole and mini sizes, made fresh to order each morning and delivered straight from PieTisserie’s industrial kitchen in Hayward.

When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

economy and food costs | Feb 27, 2015

When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

Posted by NPR Food

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

economy and food costs | Feb 26, 2015

Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

Posted by NPR Food

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.

Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

bay area | Feb 26, 2015

Powders and Ferments Galore: A Peek Inside Bar Tartine’s Project Kitchen

Posted by Alix Wall

Not every restaurant has something called "The Project Kitchen," but San Francisco's Bar Tartine does. Step inside and take a tour, as chef Cortney Burns shows us around.

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

food art | Feb 25, 2015

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Posted by NPR Food

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.

Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

beverages | Feb 24, 2015

Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Posted by NPR Food

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.

Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

CUESA | Feb 24, 2015

Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

Posted by CUESA

Californians have been enjoying summer weather in the dead of winter, but the downside is that unseasonably warm temperatures could threaten many of our favorite foods.

Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

food news | Feb 24, 2015

Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Posted by NPR Food

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

health and nutrition | Feb 23, 2015

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Posted by NPR Food

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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