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Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

asian food and drink | Apr 17, 2014

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

Posted by Rachael Myrow

We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet.

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Terroir -- All Food Expresses a Sense of Place

bay area | Apr 17, 2014

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Terroir – All Food Expresses a Sense of Place

Posted by Jenny Oh

Learn about what makes food from different regions taste unique in this new video from filmmaker Douglas Gayeton of the Lexicon of Sustainability project. Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm is featured in the video and shares her thoughts about "terroir."

Watch Check, Please Bay Area review: Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Café

bay area | Apr 17, 2014

Watch Check, Please Bay Area review: Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Café

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Northern Italian restaurant in San Francisco's financial district, a California-style tapas eatery in Union City and an International Soul Food restaurant in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point.

Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’

farmers and farms | Apr 17, 2014

Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’

Posted by NPR Food

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

DIY Peeps: Embrace The Simple Sugary Pleasure of Homemade Marshmallow Peeps this Easter

baking and bakeries | Apr 16, 2014

DIY Peeps: Embrace The Simple Sugary Pleasure of Homemade Marshmallow Peeps this Easter

Posted by Kate Williams

Think you've outgrown marshmallow Peeps? Think again. The homemade version offers just as much fun and far more flavor than the original. Kate Williams will show you how to make them for Easter.

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

food art | Apr 16, 2014

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Posted by NPR Food

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

5 Bites: Tasty Thai Food in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo

5-Bites Restaurant Roundups | Apr 15, 2014

5 Bites: Tasty Thai Food in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo

Posted by Jenny Oh

Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

health and nutrition | Apr 15, 2014

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Posted by NPR Food

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

bay area | Apr 14, 2014

Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

Posted by Sarah Henry

Can we expect more coverage of holes-in-the-wall, now that Jonathan Kauffman has joined the San Francisco Chronicle's Food Section? Read Sarah Henry's Q&A to find out.

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