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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.

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

food trends and technology | Dec 12, 2014

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Posted by NPR Food

Kale's days as the superfood-du-jour may be numbered. Next up: Kalettes? It's a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, and it's one of a few bewitching hybrid vegetables that could go big in 2015.

Vegan Deli Called ‘The Butcher’s Son’ Opening Soon on Solano in Berkeley

bay area | Dec 12, 2014

Vegan Deli Called ‘The Butcher’s Son’ Opening Soon on Solano in Berkeley

Posted by Berkeleyside NOSH

The Butcher's Son will offer specialty vegan cheeses and meats, sausages, salami, fresh mozzarella, salads, sides, and sandwiches. The deli will have a pizza oven, making baked thin-crust pizza and a raw deep-dish pizza will also be on the menu.

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

baking and bakeries | Dec 12, 2014

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

Posted by Shelby Pope

Surprise everyone on your list with picks from this collection of local, delicious gift ideas, from cheesemaking classes to custom tea blends.

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