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To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help

| Jul 30, 2015

To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help

Posted by NPR Food

A meta-analysis found that people on vegetarian diets lost around 4.4 pounds more than the control group who had no change in diet. Those who tried a vegan diet dropped 5.5 pounds more.

Are ‘Superfoods’ Over?

| Jul 29, 2015

Are ‘Superfoods’ Over?

Posted by Civil Eats

A closer look at a wildly popular, totally unregulated food label.

The Last Great Peach Event?

| Jul 29, 2015

The Last Great Peach Event?

Posted by CUESA

If the drought persists, this could be the last year not only for the Great Peach Event, but for the Martino family’s fruit farming. The Great Peach Event is Saturday, August 1. Bella Viva Orchards will be offering flats of certified organic yellow peaches at half price for one day only.

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

| Jul 28, 2015

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Posted by NPR Food

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Hamburger Restaurants

| Jul 28, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Hamburger Restaurants

Posted by Jeff Cianci

This guide covers ten South Bay restaurants ranging from neighborhood institutions serving classic charcoal grilled hamburgers to upscale gastropubs offering gourmet creations.

Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

| Jul 27, 2015

Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

Posted by NPR Food

Smoking fish usually requires a pricey smoker or other specialized gear. But you can get great smokey flavor with just a wok, some foil and a quick raid of the pantry.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Farmers Markets in the North Bay

| Jul 26, 2015

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Farmers Markets in the North Bay

Posted by Kelly O'Mara

With so many local farms, the North Bay has a wealth of farmers markets. Here are some of our favorites.

Salt Is Slowly Crippling California’s Almond Industry

| Jul 24, 2015

Salt Is Slowly Crippling California’s Almond Industry

Posted by NPR Food

California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.

Kobani Kurdish Restaurant: Defiant and Delicious

| Jul 24, 2015

Kobani Kurdish Restaurant: Defiant and Delicious

Posted by Anna Mindess

Kobani’s succulent chunks of chicken kebab, creamy hummus, moist dolmas, richly flavored lentil soup and generous gyros are a welcome addition to the corner of University Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley. But there is more to this new casual dining spot than meets the mouth.

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